The Last Secret of the Temple

The Last Secret of the Temple

eBook - 2008
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In the year 70 AD, as the Romans sacked and destroyed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, a young Jewish boy was hidden away and chosen as the guardian of a great secret. For seventy generations this secret remained safeguarded. But in present day Israel, a Jewish radical threatens to reveal this hidden truth and use it to rend apart the fragile Middle East?and only an unlikely duo of hardened detectives of very different origins and a young, enterprising Palestinian journalist can unite to ward off disaster. A relentless and fast-paced thriller that moves from Egypt to Jerusalem to the Sinai Desert, that spans the millennia and involves Cathar heretics, Nazi prisoners, and modern-day suicide bombers, Paul Sussman?s The Last Secret of the Temple is a thrilling, roller-coaster adventure that brilliantly examines the participants on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Timely, important, and completely absorbing, it marks Paul Sussman as one of today?s great thriller writers.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2008.
ISBN: 9781555848804
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jan 21, 2014

The Last Secret of the Temple --- by Paul Sussman. The first Sussman novel I read, The Labyrinth of Osiris, was enough to make me go on and find what else Sussman had written. Next I found The Secret of the Temple. This is a book you don’t so much read as devour. The protagonists one meets in Labyrinth are here again: Yusuf Khalifa the Egyptian cop from Luxor and Arieh Ben-Roi, the sodden Israel cop. Initially antagonistic, by the time they solve their case(s) they have become, improbably, the best of friends. Ingredients: a bunch of murders; a pre-requisite dash of Nazis; stash of WW II loot; Zionist extremists; a double-crossing Palestinian journalist; suicide bombers and, the lost Menorah of the Israelites. Read like nobodies’’ business. Don’t stop till all gone. L’cheim.

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