“Like the man seated across from him, the one thing the detective hated more than anything else was a liar, especially among his colleagues. Yet, here he sat, on the verge of telling the biggest lie he’d ever told in his life. Lying to the D.A. was, in his mind, a horrible situation. Dragging his supervisor into this deception was even worse...”
New York, 1973 Racketeering Bureau, Leonard Street, downtown Manhattan has been keeping tabs on the local mob scene for the last two years.
Francis Clavering, a seasoned detective in “Rackets,” husband and father of three struggles with his almost obsessive-compulsive work ethic and wanting to be a better husband and family man.
Hot trail of a low-level NYC mobster, Detective Clavering, soon finds himself in a hidden world where religion, faith, diplomacy and politics become intertwined through a scandalous relationship between the Vatican and her bank, the American and Italian Mafia and the Propaganda Due (P2) Masons.
Based on true historical events, this story is not short on debauchery, greed, money laundering, lust for power, corruption, collusion, and murder.
If you are a fan of the descriptive style of Margaret Atwood, and the mystery and suspense of a Dan Brown thriller, Money Changers and False Profits delivers all that while keeping the pages turning. That gut punch in the middle showcases author Jane M. Bell’s ability to stir the minds and souls of readers.
Will Detective Clavering be willing to sacrifice career and family in order to bring the richest, most dangerous global power players to justice? Pick up your paperback or Kindle/Kindle Unlimited copy of Money Changers and False Profits today to begin YOUR journey.
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This is a gripping tale of financial misdeeds, murder and corruption crossing over within the Vatican and New York City. Jane's ability to weave historical facts and venues into her story while also exploring human relationships from love to murderous intentions makes it an intriguing journey. I was eager to see where the next chapter led and had difficulty putting it down.
- Rachelle Vargas
A compelling story based on true shocking and frightening events that show of how organized crime spread its broad wings globally from New York to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Bahamas, London and especially Italy. The fortress walls of Vatican City did not shield the Holy City from corruption, lies, money laundering and even murder! Dedicated investigators faced a most daunting journey that had me turning page after page from the beginning to the end.
- Elizabeth Brower
Jane's knowledge of history is beautifully entwined in this story of greed, corruption, murder and the crazy world of organized crime. I enjoyed the family side of detective Clavering, his dedication and the hoops to jump through to get justice. Each chapter I read kept me curious as to what was next! Jane certainly is a talented writer, and I look forward to many more books in the future! - Nancy Gonzalez
Jane's first novel will take you on an intriguing journey across time with real and fictional characters. The journey will make you snort with laughter as well as cry real tears of grief at the loss to mankind that was very real. If you like history and you like mystery this novel marries them into the perfect tapestry that entertained me and gave me the “feels.” Enjoy..and just wait until the climax! (You will know because the death toll climbs exponentially! – Lisa Greenhow
I love history and I love mystery. This novel brought the two to a perfect mix. I fell in love with hope that was embodied in an amazing character. He was based on a real person and real events and I wish he were still of this world today. The fabric of real and fiction are so tightly woven you will have to dig to find where they part. You won't though, because you will enjoy the intrigue too much. – Kris S.
With the recent passing of Pope Benedict XVI; this book is even more interesting. I have been surprised to see how closely the historical and recent news articles follow this story. Jane's writing kept me moving to the next page and chapter to see what would happen next. I could see this story easily published as a movie. Looking forward to reading more from Jane Bell. – Sunshine Darby
This book is an absolute page-turner! Set in 1970s New York, seasoned NYC detective Francis Clavering follows a low-level mobster to Germany and suddenly finds himself on a global journey to uncover a shocking and scandalous relationship between the Vatican Bank and the American and Italian Mafia. The author does an incredible job of weaving in historical events and creating a captivating story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The characters are well-developed and relatable, and the plot is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.
The themes of religion, faith, and diplomacy colliding with debauchery, greed, crime, corruption, and murder make for a thought-provoking read. This book is not just a thriller but also a commentary on the human condition and the darker side of human nature.
I highly recommend "Money Changers and False Profits" to anyone who loves a good suspense thriller and a well-written story. It's a must-read! . – Adriana Wood
This book held me spellbound from the very first page. Whilst a novel, the accuracy of historical fact is quite amazing, capturing the corruption that existed around the world, particularly in the banking fraternity. Well done Jane Bell, a first class read. – James
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