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Sunday, February 9, 2014

"Reminiscent of Dan Brown's Davinci Code." Revelations by @GSQRD236 #mystery





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Revelations

Written by George Davidson Greenly Jr.

Genre: General Fiction, War

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Between the Fourth and Fifth Crusades there occurred a lesser known but important Crusade. The Albigensian Crusade, launched in 1209, was mounted to eliminate the “heretical” Christian Cathars of Occitania in the south of what is now modern-day France. It was a decades-long struggle to extirpate both the Cathars and the independence of southern France.

Prior to the fall of Montsegur, the last bastion of the Cathars, on the 12th of March 1244, legend has it that Cathar “treasure” was spirited away from Montsegur. Was it gold, religious artifacts, or perhaps ancient documents of great significance to the Catholic Church? The physical efforts required in surreptitiously removing “treasure” from Montsegur, the mountain top fortress, during a siege by the Pope’s army, dictates documents!

Questions scream from the corridors of time: What documents prompted a Crusade of Christians against Christians? Who wrote them? What revelations do they contain? What happened to them? And, why and by what means is the Roman Church now attempting to find the parchments?

How and why does the trail lead from the Middle East to the Languedoc region of France, to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to Oxford University in Great Britain, and finally to Rome where the documents are found in the Vatican’s secret archives and translated.

Executions of crimes including murder are revealed. Plans for additional murders are revealed and foiled. A plan to stop the probable distribution of the translated documents, if carried out successfully, will change everything. 




An excerpt from

Revelations


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Here's what

Fans are saying


This work reminds me of the writings by Dan Brown perhaps because it is related to the Catholic church. Very well researched and historically accurate. I found it hard to put this book down and eagerly turned each page. Looking forward to reading additional works by Mr. Greenly.

Carryn


An intriguing novel by an up-and-coming new author. With mystery and intrigue surrounding the medieval Catholic Church, The story is somewhat reminiscent of Dan Brown's Davinci Code. No doubt readers will be anxiously awaiting the next release from this author.

— Tamar


Author Bio


George Davidson Greenly Jr.


George Davidson Greenly Jr. is a retired U. S. Air Force officer with meteorology and atmospheric science degrees from Florida State University, the University of Oklahoma, and The University of California at Davis.  He retired from the USAF to accept a position with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His so-calledretirement took him from LLNL after 15 years to the International Technology Corporation then to Battelle Northwest Laboratories and finally to Maricopa County, Arizona's Environmental services where he served as the County's Air Quality Compliance Manager. 

Interspersed with all of these positions he worked as an American Meteorology Society (AMS) Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), consulting as a forensic meteorologist and served a 3-year term on the AMS CCM Board. He has also been an educator teaching Meteorology courses at the Community College and University level. 

Having written several technical papers and reports  during his military and "retired"scientific careers, he decided  to pursue his fiction writing muse which had been too long dormant. He enrolled in writing courses and now as a graduate of the Long Ridge Writers Group courses, "Breaking into Print" and "Shape, Write, and Sell Your Novel" his first novel "Revelations" has just been published by Abbott Press.

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