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The Last Testament by Sam Bourne
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Jul 20, 10

Read from July 01 to 20, 2010

When the antiquities museum in Irag is looted in the aftermath of Sadam Hussein's fall, a young man finds an ancient clay tablet. He sells it for few dollars, and the tablet finds its way into the hands of a Jewish archaeologist in Israel. Turns out it is the last will and testament of Abraham (THE Abraham), and it spells out how the promised land is to be distributed between his two sons Isaac and Ishmael (the recognized fathers of Israel and the Arabs). The archaeologist, and his Palestinian cohort, are killed by those (on both sides) who fear that the revelation of this document will yield results they don't want. While all this is going on, a young female mediator is involved in late stage talks between the Jews and Palestinians, and she works with the archaelolgist's son to track down the tablet. The revelation of Abraham's wishes is suitably politically correct, so no reader will be offended.

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