Book Review: “Dead Sea Rising” by Jerry Jenkins

 

Just as in real life, one life connects to others in this thriller by Jerry Jenkins.  The father of the man who would become Abraham; a young Jewish man maturing under fire in Vietnam; and his daughter, years later, determined to follow in her father’s archeological footsteps. Murder, Biblical history, love, and loss come together in a riveting tale.

At first, I thought of the triple story in this book as a braid, each piece even and tied together in the end, but it didn’t seem to fit. Then I realized what I was observing was a trio of instruments playing together, harmonizing and creating a song that sticks in your memory. They didn’t just come together in the end, the separate pieces worked to enhance the story all the way through.  I was so caught up in it I had a hard return to reality when I got to the end. Excellent story by an excellent composer of words!

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