David Marr, archeologist and world authority on the Romans, has spent his life studying the Holy Land with all its violence and unrest that go back to the time of the scriptures. While teaching in Jerusalem, he makes the most dramatic discovery of his life just off the shore of the Dead Sea near the site of the ancient monastic settlement at Qumran. It is something that co...more
The protagonist in this story is a visiting professor at Hebrew University called David Marr. He's an archaeologist. He was present when the Dead Sea Scrolls were brought o ...more
A potent blend of archaeology, historically accurate events and the ensuing tension that is invoked following Professor Marr's startling discovery in the desert sands of Qumran.
Characters are well developed, the storyline is clear and easy to follow and it's an edge-of-the-seat read as the various religious factions vie for control of Marr's unsettling discovery.
The "what if" of the narra ...more
A very interesting read. With my favourite bad guys, religious extremists (Vatican et al.).
What a powerful in site this book has. Animosity to study all three of the Holy books mentioned in this book. One can appreciate all three and all people no matter what we think are differences are. I can wait to read more by this author awesome.
Loved to read about the holy land even though I have been there. It is a remarkable place. I read this authors first ebook and loved it. The only problem I have with this one is the main characters belief in more than one God. I know it's just a story but this was the one thing I didn't like.