Minutes before the biggest Notre Dame football game in decades, the Fighting Irish campus is sent into shock. A bloodied and bruised young woman stumbles from the bedroom of a Notre Dame priest, collapsing amidst the game day crowd. Police identify her as the wayward daughter of local congressman Michael O’Riordan.
On the other side of campus, law student George DeMarco encounters the primary suspect, Father Sean Finnegan, fleeing the university grounds. The alcoholic priest insists that he has been framed. George’s Catholic faith is tested when he agrees to harbor the fugitive, who is an old family friend. This decision throws George into a world of violence and corruption as he races to uncover the truth behind the attack on the congressman’s daughter.
The further George digs, the more questions arise. Have the priest’s demons come back to haunt him? Or is he a pawn in a dangerous political game?
Was Father Finnegan framed by the congressman’s opponent, Jimmy King, an ambitious kid who will do anything to win? Or was it the congressman’s mistress, Gabriella Silva, a Venezuelan spy whose life depends on the election? Or was Father Finnegan set up by Congressman O’Riordan, a thirty-year incumbent desperate to win back public support at any price?
The answer is unveiled on the deadliest Election Day in American history.
This thrilling story of faith, family, and how far you would go for a loved one marks the explosive debut for John M. Persinger.
At the end of The Saint Joseph Plot, corrupt congressman Michael O’Riordan was on the brink of losing it all. His mistress had been exposed as a Venezuelan spy. His hatchet man—a union enforcer—had been murdered. His name was linked to the vicious assault of a Notre Dame priest.
Will the ruthless Congressman finally go to jail?
Or will he defy all odds and win the congressional election?
To find out, pick-up The Special Election—the short story follow-up to The Saint Joseph Plot.
Former CIA agent Lauren DeMarco thought she would settle into a quiet life, with her new husband, in South Bend, Indiana, until her one-time spy boss shows-up unannounced and tells her that someone is going to kill the Pope.
Reluctantly, Lauren agrees to help. They move quickly since the ailing Pope is visiting South Bend that day on his final visit to America. They narrow the list of potential suspects to four, who are each scheduled to be in close proximity to the Pope at some point during the day.
Is it the brother of an al-Qaeda leader, who has been living undetected in South Bend for years? Is it the Muslim convert, eager to prove her allegiance to her new religion? Or is it the twin brothers whose dying grandmother claims that she gave birth to the Pope’s child?
Lauren and her former boss race against the clock to determine who the killer is before the attack. Will they succeed? Even if they do, will they be able to stop the attack?
Perhaps, most importantly, why has the Pope chosen to visit South Bend, of all places, on his final visit to America? What are the secrets from his past that will be revealed during this trip? Will they cost him his life?
These answers and more are revealed in The Saint Francis Revelation, a thriller that picks up where The Saint Joseph Plot left off and asks readers, again, how far they would go for a loved one.
This morning the President received a briefing from the CIA on the top threats to America. At the head of the list was the possibility of a “Lone Wolf” attack—a single terrorist who operates alone but inflicts mass casualties. The CIA, the FBI, Homeland Security, and other government agencies have struggled to identify and stop lone wolves.
Are you able to save innocent lives?
Are you able to stop the Lone Wolf?
Download an episode of The Lone Wolf to see if you are able to choose which suspect is the terrorist before the attack occurs.
You choose right and you’ll save lives and be eligible to win free prizes from Presque Isle Media.
You choose wrong and innocent people will die.
With the statute of limitations expiring at the end of the day, District Attorney Charles Oakley must decide whether to file charges in a rape case. It should be an easy choice. The political ambitious prosecutor took an oath to uphold justice. Yet this case—the most consequential of his budding career—presents no easy answer.
The supposed rapist is the Iranian foreign minister. Filing charges will ruin any attempts to negotiate a peace deal with Iran. On a personal level, it would mean the end of Oakley’s political career.
Complicating the matter further is an unreliable victim. She’s an admitted thief and liar. Oakley tracks her down in jail, having been arrested that same day. The event, if it actually occurred, happened years ago.
What does justice mean in this case?
And even if it means filing the charges, will Oakley do it?
Find out in The Decision.