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Vatican Protocol is the recipient of 1st Place for the Best Covers of 2016


Mirror Publishing Releases The Vatican Protocol. A Novel of Vatican Conspiracy and Cover-up.

The Vatican Protocol is the debut novel by author, Brian Gallagher. Based loosely off of real life events, the novel is a fictional work of religious and scientific intrigue.

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Fans of intrigue rooted in religious tradition and history and steeped in the mysteries of sects, discoveries, and ancient texts will relish Vatican Protocol, a novel based on real events. Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 03, 2016

The Vatican Protocol is Brian Gallagher’s debut novel, and has been released through Mirror Publishing. Protocol is a work of fiction that blends documented history and purported facts in such a way that the reader is often left questioning what is real and what is not. The novel’s protagonist, Sean O’Shea is a UFO researcher and historian who discovers what is possibly an ancient UFO crash site. His discovery and research leads him on a journey to the Vatican where he slowly unravels the truth about human history, and the gatekeepers of this truth.

“Any who have enjoyed The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones adventures will find The Vatican Protocol a hard-hitting novel of intrigue and adventure whose protagonist crosses continents in a quest to reveal an increasingly challenging truth.” 
-Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Although a work of fiction and speculation, the reader is introduced to facts and events that did occur and were a part of documented history. Part Da Vinci Code and part Ancient Aliens, The Vatican Protocol takes readers on an adventure to ancient ruins and cathedrals. They discover new evidence and theories along with Sean O’Shea all while being pursued by operatives and maybe something else.

“I’m excited about the release of the book, of course,” says author Brian Gallagher. “I’m more excited about the early reviews because it means that I achieved something important with the novel. I hope others who read it will feel the same as the reviewers and maybe do some research on their own…you know, ask those hard questions.”

The book revolves around real events to create a mystery that involves not just history but supernatural forces. In the beginning, our protagonist simply wants to know more about his discovery but ends up in an Indiana Jones-like chase with black ops groups, government agents, and religious orders all on his heels. In the process, O’Shea not only challenges his own religious philosophies but also what man knows about aliens and his own past.

About the Author:

Mr. Gallagher has traveled the world as a business executive. He earned a degree from Milton College in History and Political Science with emphasis on world religions. His writing philosophy is to identify controversial subjects, rumored events and historical facts and to weave a realistic alternative to the historical narrative. The venues in Mr. Gallagher’s novels are places he has visited and knows from first-hand experience. Attention to details and accurate depictions are a foundation allowing the reader to experience these locales 

Mr. Gallagher second novel is finished and ready to submit to the publisher, and his third novel is underway.

He lives in Elm Grove Wisconsin with his wife and two children.

Mr. Gallagher is available for interviews. Contact information is available below.

To purchase:

Publication Date: May 2016 / Trade Paper / 286 pages / $15.99 / ISBN 978-1-61225-334-3 / Also available on Kindle.