Author Geoff Claysons’ New Riveting Novel Traces Back His Ancient Roots

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The story of the Auberts family and their sufferings through the consequences of the Roman Inquisiton as well as their rise to glory under Elizabethan rule.

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Imagine if the ownership of all the land claimed by the Vatican was suddenly in question. When Mark Albert receives a mysterious box from his recently deceased grandfather, it sends him delving into his ancestral past right back to the 16th century, a time when man, woman and child were in constant danger of being executed for so-called crimes they did not commit or simply for non-conformist religious beliefs. But whatever happened to their land and their possessions is now becoming a massive headache that the Vatican needs to rid itself of in the fastest and most discreet way possible.

The Apology written by author Geoff Clayson is set in 16th century Bruges and takes readers to Elizabethan England, following the lives of a family, the Auberts, who have suffered greatly through the consequences of the Roman Inquisition and their rise to glory under Elizabethan rule. The story also talks about religious persecution and the genocide of the time.

This novel is divided into two books: historic and present. Book 11 which is set in the present day, brings readers right up to date with a thwarted terrorist threat at the London Olympics, then links back into the past as Mark Albert, member of the MI6, traces his ancestry and cannot believe what he finds. His ancestor, Pieter Aubert, was Grand Master of the Order of Templars and fought for justice for the ordinary man.

Through his cousin, a litigation lawyer in New York, they find the descendants of Pieter and other members of the Order, and between them, they begin a class action that will shake the world.

From the influential avenues of New York, to the conservative blue-bloods of London, The Apology will have readers enthralled throughout.

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About the Author

Geoff Clayson was born in Derby, England. Fascinated with his family history, he learned that his ancestors had fled Europe in the early 16th century to escape the Roman Inquisition. Intrigued, he yearned to know more. For over 30 years, he has been researching his ancestors. He felt to have a strong connection to them, and had often experienced incredibly realistic dreams that he was back in 16th century Bruges. His visit to Bruges in 2001 was very dé ja vú.

The Apology* by Geoff Clayson
Publication Date: July 19, 2013
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 339 pages; 978-1-4836-6846-8
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