George Vergara is best known as a board certified cardiologist
living in Coral Gables, Florida. George has deep family roots in
the U.S. Southwest. Marcelo's Secret blossomed when his mother revealed their family “secret”— they are descendants of Marcelo Espinosa, a Sephardic Jew. Those Spanish-speaking explorers who settled around Santa Fe, New Mexico give life to the drama and suspense of Marcelo’s Secret.
Spanish Inquisition Terror: Marcelo Espinosa, raised as a Catholic, learns the peril of his true Jewish heritage. His secretly practicing Jewish parents are summoned to trial for heresy. Seeking to shield Marcelo from torture and burning at the stake, his parents make covert arrangements for him to become a novice monk. Later, Marcelo sails for Mexico with falsified Catholic birthright papers.