Johnny Why was Billy Mack summoned to Rome on the next plane? Billy thought it was to experience an historic event, but quickly learned otherwise.
After a succession of over 266 popes dating back to St. Peter, a sede vacante, a papal vacancy, was not an unusual historical event for the Vatican. But, a call from Cardinal Kauftheil suggested that this vacancy was unlike any other.
The Pope’s mysterious death was only a prelude to what was about to confront the Catholic Church. As the College of Cardinals went about its duty to elect a new Pope, it needed a guardian angel and Billy was ‘requested’ to assume that role, a role he could not refuse.
In order to fulfill his duty there was only one rule – The Cardinal Rule – requiring Billy to take what he discovers to his grave. When he learns the world’s best-kept secret, a deadly bull’s-eye is inevitably painted on his back.
That is not the only secret Billy learns. On the run with Sister Angela, a nun hiding a mysterious past, the two must outwit the ultimate of all evils, and save the Church from the Apocalypse -- an apocalypse coming from within the walls of the Vatican.
Johnny Working in London, Billy Mack's assistant is brutally murdered and a witness identifies Billy as the killer. When the brutal crime scene photos make the headlines, the case captivates the public and the hunt for Billy is on. On he lam to clear his name, Billy happens on a young girl running for her life. He can't let her go it alone and he can't take her with him. Billy Mack has a life-altering decision to make, no time to think about it or they both disappear without a trace
Johnny Billy Mack’s niece, Layla, disappears on her 16th birthday and her brazen abduction is caught on camera - intentionally. Her ransom demand is highly suspicious. Billy must deliver $3 million to a dubious location and wait for further instructions. If he obeys the kidnappers’ demands, he plays a game of Russian roulette with five bullets in the six-shooter. He has one chance to rescue Layla or she vanishes, forced back into her hellish former life. Billy has no choice but to infiltrate a world where human life has no value. He is out-manned, out-gunned and dealing with the kidnappers on their home turf – the seedy slums of Barcelona, where no tourist dares to enter. He must outfox both a vindictive, evil woman and her unstable, volatile son who is determined to keep Layla as his playmate. To rescue Layla, Billy must teeter on the edge of hell and pray his guardian angel still has his back.
Johnny Love was forbidden inside my home. As a child, I did not understand why my mother seemed to take pleasure in watching me suffer. I spent years searching for love. It was one thing I would trade my life for, and I relentlessly laid my heart on the line, causing myself even more pain. Another chapter of my life had unfolded, but it was still riddled with torment that did not seem to end. But despite everything, I accept each test that life gives me, knowing that even when the world turns away from me, God never will.