‘Vatican Gold’ by John Rester Zodrow
New York, November 29, 1947
Matt Bowles, Medal of Honor winner Roman Catholic priest is tough. Entrusted with delivering six hundred million American dollars to the Vatican and a leather pouch containing another million–the only hope for three thousand stranded, homeless Jews fleeing Germany who must buy passage to Palestine–he flies to Rome, only to have his DC-6 sabotaged and crash on landing. By the time he recovers, the gold is gone. With no help from the Vatican, Father Bowles and an exquisite Italian contessa are plunged into a perilous race against time. The have just forty-eight hours to pay for the ships and save three thousand lives. There is only one way to get the money back. They must risk the impossible: ROB THE VATICAN BANK!