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Sister Angelina CIA Nun by Dr. Pelham Mead

  Sister Angelina of the Sisters of Charity, NY

The first move of a series of murder mysteries and other mysteries starring Sister Angelina CIA Nun are being written.

Volume one is called, The Night is a Child, Usiku Ni Mtoto. A murder mystery in Africa. The story is based on a real event in 2014 in Burundi where three Nuns were murdered in their convent. Only one suspect was caught and jailed. The Vatican Holy See was not happy about the result.

Seeing a political favor the Vatican Holy See approaches the American CIA for a favor off the record. Could the CIA place a field agent in the convent in Burundi to discover what really happened to the murdered Nuns, Sisters of Mary from Palma, Italy.

Sister Angelina recently from the Sisters of Charity in Riverdale, NY is recovering from cancer treatments. She had served in Africa for 15 years in the Congo, Kenya, and Burundi as a teacher of children. Her cancer made her rethink her profession and she decides to look for a job in New York City as she decides whether to leave the order or not. She answers an ad for Civilian workers for the CIA in Washington, D.C. and is called soon thereafter by the CIA to come down to Virginia to interview.

Being able to speak Swahili, French and English and having experience working in Africa made Sister Angelina a perfect candidate for the CIA to hire as a field agent under special circumstances. After a shortened training course Sister Angelina is sent to Paris, France where phony papers an ID are created to make it seem that she is from France, not the USA.

Eventually she is sent to Burundi to join the other Nuns at the convent in Kamenge outside the capitol of Burundi.

Soon to be published this fall by Dr. Pelham Mead….by Xlibris publishers.

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The History of the Templar Knights from the viewpoint of a young templar Squire

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

On the night of Oct. 12, 1307, fifty templar knights, sergeants, squires, pages and craftsman fled Paris with their wives, children and family on 18 galleons anchored on the Seine river in Paris, France. The next day the King of France had Jacques de Molay and all of the Templar Knights in Paris and all of France arrested and thrown in jail. He had hoped to steal the 220 tons of treasure the Templars had but he found nothing. Instead fifty templars were sailing to Spain and Scotland at the time since they left in the middle of the night before with all the treasure. To this day no one knows where all the treasure went or was buried. History does record that the Templar Knights that sailed to Scotland financed Robert the Bruce’s campaign against the English with new swords, armor, horses, and lances from the brother Templars in Ireland. Previously, Robert the Bruce did not have enough money to properly outfit his Scottish armies. The deciding battle at Bannonbock on June 24th was supported by the surviving Templar Knights crushing the English trapped between two rivers. The Templar treasure was hidden on an island off of Ireland and many caves and castles around Scotland. Eventually, with many treasure hunters seeking the Templar fortune and the Kings of England and France as well as the Pope, the Templars fled to the New World, “Nova Scotia,” and established a colony there free from the reach of the Pope.