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Book Title: Rocamora: Man of Masks|
The author of the book: Donald Michael Platt
ISBN 13: 9780978731885
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.23 MB
Edition: Electric Forest Publishing LLC
Date of issue: November 1st 2008
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Man of Masks
by Donald Michael Platt
No man is closer to a woman than her confessor,
not her father, not her brother, not her husband.
Vicente de Rocamora, the epitome of a young renaissance man in 17th century Spain, questions the goals of the Inquisition and the brutal means used by King Philip IV and the Roman Church to achieve them. Spain vows to eliminate the heretical influences attributed to Jews, Moors, and others who would taint the limpieza de sangre, purity of Spanish blood.
At the insistence of his family, the handsome and charismatic Vicente enters the Dominican Order and is soon thrust into the scheming political hierarchy that rules Spain.
As confessor to the king's sister, the Infanta Doa Mara, and assistant to Philip's chief minister, Olivares, Vicente ascends through the ranks and before long finds himself poised to attain not only the ambitious dreams of the Rocamora family but alsoif named Spain's Inquisitor Generalto bring about an end to the atrocities committed in the name of the blood purity laws.
The resourceful young man must survive assassination attempts from a growing list of ruthless foes in both Church and court, solve a centuries-old riddle to quell rumors of his own impurity of blood, and above all, suppress his love for the seemingly unattainable Doa Mara.
About the Author:
In Hollywood, Donald Michael Platt sold his writing to the TV series, Mr. Novak, and worked for and with diverse producers. After moving to Jupiter, Florida, Donald co-wrote Vitamin Enriched, 1999, for Carl DeSantis, founder of Rexall Sundown Vitamins; and The Couple's Disease, 2002, for Lawrence S. Hakim, MD, FACS, Head of Sexual Dysfunction Unit at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born and raised in San Francisco and a graduate of Lowell High school and U.C. Berkeley, Donald also has taught History, English, and Creative Writing. An Adjunct Professor of Writing at Polk Community College, he currently resides in Winter Haven, Florida with his wife, Ellen, where he is working on the sequel to Rocamora and crafting another dark novel. His horror novel, A Gathering Of Vultures, was published by Darkhart Press in 2007.
Read information about the authorBorn and raised inside San Francisco, I graduated from Lowell High School and received my B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. After two years in the Army, I went to graduate school at San Jose State where one of my short stories was published in the college’s literary magazine, THE REED, and I won a bathch of awards in the annual SENATOR PHELAN LITERARY CONTEST.
After teaching English and Creative writing at Los Gatos Union High School, I moved to southern California and began my professional writing career. I sold to the TV series, MR. NOVAK, ghosted YOUR HAIR AND YOUR DIET for health food guru, Dan Dale Alexander, and wrote for and with diverse producers, among them as Harry Joe Brown, Sig Schlager, Albert J. Cohen, and Al Ruddy as well as Paul Stader Sr., dean of Hollywood stuntman and stunt/2nd unit director. Also, options were taken on my unpublished WWII fighter ace novel and several treatments.
While living in Hollywood, I taught creative writing and Advanced placement European History at Fairfax High School where I also was Social Studies Department Chairman. After living in Florianópolis, Brazil, setting of A GATHERING OF VULTURES,* DarkHart Press, 2007,we moved to Florida where I wrote as a with: VITAMIN ENRICHED, pub.1999, for Carl DeSantis, founder of Rexall Sundown Vitamins; and THE COUPLE’S DISEASE, Finding a Cure for Your "Lost" Love Life, pub. 2002, for Lawrence S. Hakim, MD, FACS, Head of Sexual Dysfunction Unit at the Cleveland Clinic.
My other four novels are ROCAMORA,* set in 17th century Spain and Amsterdam during their Golden Ages, it's sequel
HOUSE OF ROCAMORA, CLOSE TO THE SUN,* a WWII fighter ace novel, and BODO THE APOSTATE, an Editor's Choice for the Historical Review. Those with a * have been FINALISTS in Book Awards Contests.
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