MIAMI, Fla. /Publishers Newswire/ — “Papal Rogues,” the debut thriller by author Ron Wilk, is garnering buzz due to its controversial plot which focuses on the increasingly dangerous world of computer hacking and the nefarious few that seek to control the world’s most sensitive intelligence. The novel opens with the chilling murder of a young computer hacker and keeps readers in suspense until the very last page. Published by Langdon Street Press, Papal Rogues, is now available on,, and through bookstores nationwide

In a daring and controversial “what if” scenario, Ron Wilk creates a compelling and multilayered thriller that leaves readers wondering just how far the world of cyber crime has penetrated.

“Throughout history the world’s most powerful institutions have always spawned rogue elements, who blur the lines between good and evil in their ‘ends justify the means’ pursuits,” explains Wilk. “In Papal Rogues, I take the readers on an adrenaline-pumping thriller that explores what happens when someone uncovers what was meant to remain hidden.”

While Papal Rogues weaves a complex and intriguing tale, Wilk displays his levity and wit by revealing much of the story though the journey of his naïve protagonist, Calder McMonagle, who ventures from home in Scotland to California, where he investigates the mysterious death of his computer hacker friend, Michael Squire.

Papal Rogues is Ron Wilk’s first published novel, however, the author has released two highly successful Internet novels. With over 950,000 pages downloaded to date, both Red Death and Kerberos are available at .

About Ron Wilk
Born in New York City, author Ron Wilk is a retired neurologist. He earned his medical degree at the world’s oldest medical institution, the famed University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine in Bologna, Italy. His youthful years in Europe broadened his cultural experiences and later influenced much of his fiction writings.

Upon graduating, Wilk trained at the prestigious Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York City where he achieved chief resident status. After a twenty-three year career in Boca Raton, Florida, following an injury, Wilk retired from medicine and is now a full-time author.

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