Robbery has always been a crime of passion, the result of individuals being struck with a
lust for ill gotten gain. The five members of The Syndicate, an international crime group with
supporters in the British Government, Church of England and the Freemasons, together with
several influential members of the Vaticans College of Cardinals were no exception.
Cardinal Di Luca, Grandmaster of the Order of the Deity and Vatican power broker
Cardinal Saltieri along with the mysterious Sister Marie-lise Bessette conspired to find the
lost wealth of the Vatican. What followed was a trail of death and destruction as the fanatical
Order of the Deity sought power and control of the Roman Church at any price. At Cardinal Di
Lucas command, the church entered into a fearful and deadly conflict with both The Syndicate
and a Chinese Pirate Lord known as the Chameleon. Within months the desolation of the
Holy Roman Church appeared inevitable!
With the Vaticans power base on the verge of collapse and the walls of the city state
under siege from foreign powers, the pontiff sought exile in Britain using the hidden wealth
of his church to buy passage to freedom. While an evil spread throughout the Holy city the
Catholic Churches most closely guarded secret was revealed by Syndicate member Michael
Daniels, alias Ares. When the opportunity to steal the hidden Vatican Gold presented itself,
temptation for all concerned proved irresistible!