The invading Roman Army has one goal, the complete destruction of Jerusalem and all its people.
One boy from the desert in Negev, a shepherd’s son, is bullied by his friends and ridiculed by his tribal equals.
But he has a dream, a dream that haunts him every night. He wants to learn to read and write. To become a scribe. That way when he is a tribal elder no one would dare bully his children.
So starts his journey through unimaginable misery and cruelty to plan the most daring intrigue ever, right under the Roman Army’s nose, to remove the scrolls and religious artifacts from the Second Temple before the invaders can destroy all written record of Jewish history.
Critics say Hawke's five-star thrillers harken to the works of Silva, Thor, and Clancy with a fast pace, sharp wit, and intrigue at every turn. The characters are rich and alluring, and each novel leaves the listener waiting for more.
Hawke’s writing excels, especially during the book’s many action sequences. The dialogue in the novel is both crisp and tense but also humorous at times making for a pause-resisting sleepless night.
Hawke spins his biblical fiction tale at a breakneck pace.
The action shifts across the Middle East, from Caesarea to Jerusalem to the Dead Sea and the Mountains of Qumran with each playing supporting roles trying to stop the Roman Army before it is too late.
The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls - Revealed is just what a historical fiction novel should be - quick, action-packed, and full of intrigue.