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James Stephen O'Brien

Country: United States
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Jim O’Brien, while attending Harvard Business School, encountered the reports of pedophile priests within the Catholic Church. As a member of the church himself, Jim was horrified, and began a journey that led to the creation of The Papal Enclave.
It was at Harvard that he first conceived of his protagonist, Professor Stephen Ripley, but it took ten years to breathe life into both his hero and the cast of characters who inhabit this exciting first novel.
Once he began to write, Jim was glued to his computer, turning out the first draft in just five months. He was a man possessed of the need to tell an extraordinary story.
Jim’s background as a successful businessman, an owner of multiple degrees, a traveller, and a keen observer of the human condition, gives him the tools with which to write his gripping thrillers.
Jim recently passed on, leaving his wife, three daughters, a cat, and French bulldog. For more information on Jim, please visit his website at


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