A high ranking Israeli minister has been murdered
in Jerusalem. Muslim terrorists are suspected,
but no group has claimed responsibility.
Discovering a barely legible name scribbled on a
blood-stained business card in the shirt pocket
of the slain minister, the Director of Israeli
Intelligence calls upon international security
consultant Harry McClure to investigate a
possible American connection to the brutal
The clock is ticking as Israeli Intelligence,
aided by McClure, race to organize a preemptive
eleventh-hour strategy aimed at thwarting the
brotherhood’s imminent attack. A timely blend of
historical fact and fiction, the Essene
Conspiracy builds to an unpredictable ending.
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Conspiracy is a fascinating crime/political
thriller. The writer brings together
characters from Wall Street to Jerusalem,
showing his extensive knowledge of
cultures, languages, and historical and
contemporary political events. The titular
conspiracy unravels nicely in the novel.
McClure begins the novel with two cases
that gradually become intertwined . Short
chapters, shifting perspectives, and lean
prose help make the plot move along at a
good pace while the reader remains engaged
in finding out more with each revelation
McClure makes . . .