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Retired Air Force OSI agent Greg McKenzie and his wife Jill return from a Holy Land tour with what they believe is a souvenir Dead Sea Scroll. When Jill is abducted from their home in Nashville, Greg learns he holds an ancient scroll that gives the location of artifacts from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. They are sought by a group of Palestinian terrorists, then a radical right-wing Israeli organization. Because of an old problem with Metro Nashville police, Greg is forced to strike out on his own in an attempt to rescue his wife. Complicating matters further, he learns the scroll's secret could touch off a new conflagration in the Middle East.
This report prepared by Chester D. Campbell



While on vacation in the Middle East, Greg McKenzie is sold a scroll that he is told is a fake. He returns to Nashville, only to discover the scroll is real and there are two religious factions trying to get it back. The are trying so hard that Greg's wife is kidnapped in an effort to force him to return the scroll to the Palestinians instead of the Israelis. At all costs, Greg must save his wife.
This report prepared by Shirley Truax








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 15% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   19th century    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists Search for technology?    -   power source

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator    -   retiree Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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