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HIDING TREASURE—PAST AND PRESENT
Local Author Bases New Book on the Enigmatic Cathar Legacy
Ex-banker, Nita Hughes, had recently left a career capped by an exciting
stint as Vice President-Manager of an International Private Banking
Division where her focus was to hide wealth.
A visit to a bookstore presented an uncommon experience when a book
fell on her head. Its account of the destruction of the Cathars and the
disappearance of their mysterious legacy plunged Hughes into another focus
involving wealth as she began writing a book about their profound
treasure, described in the records of the Inquisition as: “… so
powerful as to transform the world.”
The Cathar Legacy tells the story of Dana Palmer, photographer, and
Eric Taylor, writer, sent to
France to create a series describing the resurgence of interest in the
Thirteenth Century religious group called the Cathars. Recalling a
connection beyond time, they reunite with past souls— Pierre, Professor
Marty and Veronique—and begin to translate the powerful message hidden in
the parchments. Fear grows as the Overseer, who heads up the enigmatic “Q”
project for the Vatican, checkmates their every move.
While on a trip to Marseille to photograph Mary Magdalene’s life in
France, Dana discovers the relics of Jesus. Kidnapped by a demagogic
coalition of the Overseer, right-wing clergy and a U.S. Senator seeking
the presidency, she fears for the fate of the world on learning of their
intent to use a stem cell research project to clone DNA from the bloodline
of Christ and create a Second Coming.
“This exceptional novel blends 13th century secrets of the Cathars with a
very modern conspiracy,” said
Alexander Reed, author of The Village Banker.
Hughes will hold a book signing event at Maui Bookseller’s on Saturday,
May 27 at 3 PM and
elaborate on her discovery that beneath the Da Vinci mysteries lies the
She dedicated both her first novel, Past Recall and her current
book, The Cathar Legacy, to reviving the Cathars’ story and
revealing the unthinkable injustice done them.
Nita Hughes lives on the island of Maui with her husband, Douglas. She is
available for comments via her website: