My books fall into three categories. There's the Yavneh Trilogy, of which, the
first book, Jerusalem Imperilled, was published in November 2011. The trilogy is
set in the middle of the 1st Century in the Roman province of Judea, the
homeland of the Jews and birthplace of Jesus. The story is fictional but many of
the characters are real.
The 1st Century was a time of tremendous political, cultural and
religious upheaval in the Middle East, we still feel the effect of its events
today. The destruction of the Jewish Temple by the Romans forced Judaism to
reinvent itself and had a direct impact on the evolution of the new Christian
faith. It was a tumultuous century, marked by extreme violence and profound
intellectualism. It is when the seeds of Western civilisation were sown. For
better or worse.
I also write factual books about this period. The Gospels' Veiled Agenda
looks at the authorship of the Gospels. The writers were Jews, they were steeped
in their native culture and the best way to understand their works is to
approach them in context. When we do, we discover all sorts of hidden ideas and
motifs in the Gospels. Including the identity of the Holy Grail!
Then there are my contemporary novels which will be available on Amazon
shortly. Chutzpah's is the story of a restaurant owner in an previous recession.
His business is going bust, his marriage is in crisis and he is struggling to
come to terms with a mid life identity crisis. We've all been there (unless
we're too young)!
The other contemporary novel that I will be publishing shortly is The
Raven, a cabbalistic mystery set in the early 1970s. It'll entertain you, and
make you think!