An ancient Essene relic is missing...
Maylee Tayten doesn’t live in Israel. She didn’t know the Dead Sea or a place called Qumran even existed. Now, she’s risking her life and the lives of her loved ones to find a missing artifact and track down a murderer.
Along with her brother, Smith, and the attractive Israeli teen Rafi, Maylee unravels a 2,000 year-old mystery and discovers a team of international thieves who want to keep it all a secret.
Pressed for time and without many resources, their quest for the Queen leads them through the streets of Jerusalem to the waters of the Dead Sea. But to succeed, they will have to do more than solve the mystery.
The trio must get the treasure back, pull off a nearly impossible disguise, and avoid getting killed along the way…
Using Jerusalem, Israel, and the Dead Sea as backdrops taps into a very rich well of material that will never run out. The scene-setting is done quite well, the action and dialogue provide a wonderful balance that keeps the story moving in an exciting way. Add in the mystery associated with documents that are thousands of years old, stir in a mix of characters who think they are in control and many discover otherwise in some unpleasant ways. Now you have a thrilling and modern historical fiction that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Such a fun read! The Caves of Qumran gets 4.6 of 5 stars! The score would have been higher except for a handful of spelling errors.
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Israel, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, YA, MG, teens, scrolls, conspiracy, mystery, action, suspense, history, intrigue, romance