During brain surgery, the first black Pope (real name ? Alendi Mahbooto) undergoes a near-death experience. He receives a clear message from Christ which imbues him with new understanding, inner strength and determination. The Church must use its vast resources, including the Vatican Treasures, to help the sick and the poor of the Third World, other Christian religions must do so as well. (many thousands of children under 5yrs of age die each day) The Catholic Church should also change its outdated policies on artificial contraception, celibacy, and women in the Church.
After receiving the divine inspiration, the Pope must implement vast changes to the Church, changes which alienate Cardinals from the developed world, as well as powerful nations and dark forces within the Vatican.”
Herb Hamlet grew up in the Brisbane suburb of Wynnum and left school at fourteen to work in an iron foundry. At twenty-one he joined the army, serving with the Royal Australian Engineers for six years. During that time, he gained his matriculation by correspondence and upon his discharge, joined the Australian Public Service rising to a management position.
Herb Hamlet now lives a quiet life with his wife Lyn, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. After accepting early retirement, he gained an honours degree in political science and international studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The writing bug then hit him and he has been busy ever since. ‘The Anointed One’ is his sixth published work.”