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The Tale of the Templar Squire

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The banner for the Templar Knights a red cross on a white background, approved by the Pope

Everyone knows who the Templar Knights were and how they came to ruin. This story is told from the viewpoint of a small boy who begins as a Page in the service of the Grand Master of the Templars Jacque de Molay. The story takes place on the island of Cyprus where the Templars and the Hospitalizers have their headquarters. After several defeats Jacque de Molay goes to France seeking support and funds only to be betrayed by the French King who is broke and wants to seize the Templar treasure. The Page and several close friends of de Molay learn of the plan of the French King to arrest all the Templars and steal their treasure. On Oct. 12, 1307 on a dark moonless night 18 galleons appear on the Seine river in Paris, France, undetected by the French King. 200 tons of treasure is loaded on the ships with blackened sails to prevent being spotted with their traditional red cross on white background. The ships sail before dawn without the French King knowing what happened. Nine ships head to Spain and Portugal with treasure and knights on board. The other nine galleons with Geoffrey de Villars the Templar Squire on board and others close to Jacques de Molay head to Scotland to seek asylum under Robert the Bruce of Scotland.

The templars and all their riches finance the entire war of the Scots against the English with weapons and armor from Templar craftsman in Ireland. At the battle of Bannonbock the Templars seize the day on the second day of the battle when they appear on the crest of a hill with Templar banners flying in the air. The English soldiers panic and run, retreating and leaving thousands at the mercy of the Scots. As a reward for his part in the battle Geoffrey de Villars the Templar squire becomes a Knight of the Thistle of Scotland by Robert the Bruce. The Templar treasure is so massive that it has to be hidden in caves and islands off of Ireland and Scotland to prevent being discovered. Many English and Scots attempt to steal or learn where the treasures are hidden causing the 50 surviving Templar knights, 40 Squires and 35 pages to flee to the new world out of reach of the Pope, the King of England, and the King of France. They arrive after several weeks on the coast of modern day Nova Scotia where they meet friend Micmac indians and learn the indian ways and teach the indians how to use metal swords and make large boats.

The secret of where and how the Templars found a final resting place to bury their treasure is explained in detail and the role of Geoffrey de Villars, Knight of the Thistle of Scotland and how he and others provided safeguards to protect the treasure for generations to come. The secret is in danger of being forgotten as one by one the templars age and die leaving only a few descendants that remember the location and secrets to finding the treasure.

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Sister Angelina CIA Nun

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Sister Angelina of the Sisters of Charity, NYS

Sister Angelina is my newest project soon to be published this fall and also in TV script format for a pilot series on TV.

Sister Angelina is a Nun who has breast cancer and upon returning to the USA for treatment, she begins to question her vocation as a Nun. She can speak Swahili, French, and English and has 15 year of teaching experience in the Congo and Burundi. She is the perfect candidate for the CIA and the Vatican Holy See to place undercover in the Kamenge Convent in Burundi to discover how three Nuns were brutally murdered in the convent chapel in September 2014.

Over time the mystery unravels with Sister Angelina seeking answers from inside the convent.

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Sister Angelina CIA Nun

Sister Angelina CIA Nun is a story about a real murder of three Nuns in Burundi in September 2014. The fictional part of the story is how the Vatican Holy See contacts the CIA for a political favor in sending an agent to investigate these brutal murders of three Nuns. The CIA finds and hires a Nun from the Sisters of Charity in New York who had served 15 years in the Congo and Burundi and could speak Swahili, French, and English. Sister Angelina came back to the United States after discovering she had breast cancer. While being treated for cancer over the period of a year, she begins to question her mission as a Nun. Seeing a job ad for the CIA, she applies on a whim. Two weeks later she is contacted and given a train ticket from New York to Washington, D.C. . After many interviews she is eventually hired for the sole purpose of entering the Convent in Kamenge, Burundi to discover from the other Nuns and volunteers what really happened regarding the murders. The vatican smooths the way by sending a letter to the Mother Superior that they will be sending a Nun to replace the three Nuns that were murdered.

So Begins the journey of Sister Angelina as a CIA Nun field operative. Her job is to uncover facts concerning the murders and to send these out each week via her contact called Swami. Over the first year Sister Angelina discovers that the Nuns will not talk about the murders. Mother Superior has instructed the sisters not to discuss the tragedy for some reason. The local Police quickly closed the case after arresting a brain damaged young man named Christian Butoy Claude who had the keys to the convent in his possession and one of the murdered Nun’s cell phones. Sister Angelina discovers that many Hutu men hate the Nuns for hiding their abused wives and children and suspects that some may have killed the Nuns as an act of revenge.

Later on it is discovered the four Hutu men had wives that were treated by Sister Bernadette Boggian a month before the killings. Sister Angelina passes on their names to her CIA contact to research. The CIA goes looking for the four Hutu men in a local village outside the capitol and discover one man was killed by a hit and run incident. Another Hutu man tried to flee and runs his car into a tree and is killed, and two more Hutu men disappear into the back bush county avoiding arrest. The CIA and Local Police search for several weeks to find the men. Finally, they are caught and returned to jail in the capitol. Under questioning they admit to the killings, but say a European white man paid them $500 Euros to have Sister Bernadette Boggian killed. Christian is later released from a local mental hospital where he has been locked up and drugged for over a year.

The CIA now must answer the question, who was the European white man and why did he want Sister Bernadette killed? An agent Jake Dremmen is sent to Padua, Italy to further investigate the story with Bernadette’s brother Sisto Boggian. The agent discovers the nephew of Sister Bernadette Boggian may be involved. A chase ensues and the nephew Alfonso Boggian escapes with his girlfriend to Switzerland.

The rest soon to be published in book form and a Pilot TV script for a murder mystery show.