S. Eric Wachtel



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 crime.

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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"Definite intrigue. This book is written in third person, going from person to person. I often wondered how I was going to keep everybody straight, but Wachtel kept it straight for me. Not as clearly scripted was figuring out who the bad guys and who the good guys were in the intrigue. Some of the plot reminded me of a previous book by a different author that resulted in many readers believing the book was not fiction, but truth. 5 stars for the author`s ability to weave a similar tale and draw the reader into the story so thoroughly.But I would not recommend the book for all readers. I recommend this to adult readers only that simply want to enjoy a well written fiction book " Nancy S. Wagner,

“ The story kept my attention during the entire time and I hated to put it down. ” C. Pyle  

“ Detailed religious history is great. ” steve williams

" Great read - from beginning to end, - THE ESSENE CONSPIRACY (Kindle Edition) Mr. Wachtel did a terrific job - kept the reader from the first page to the last. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery with a little history peppered throughout." Linda



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