An old letter, discovered in Normandy, sends Jean de Charney, a young Frenchwoman, to present-day Israel, in pursuit of a 2,000 year old family secret. She teams up with local private-eye Yossi Luria and the two quickly realize that the old mystery is lethal and still claiming victims. Their quest takes them back into the Holy Land’s history, through the Napoleonic era and the Crusades, right into the origins of Christianity and of Kabbalah – the Jewish mystical tradition. What is this old secret that people in the 21st century are ready to kill for? It turns out to be startlingly more profound than a family mystery, with direct impact on Jean and Yossi’s personal lives.
Targeted Age Group:
16 – 100
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Historical fiction requires a lot of research. Combining historical facts with imagination is exciting. It is a ‘what if’ game with actual history.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Just go for it. If you feel that is what you have to do there is no stopping you.
Born in Haifa, Israel, Yoram Katz studied Psychology, Philosophy and Computer Engineering.
Before he started putting words together, Yoram had spent most of his career in the hi-tech industry putting bits together.
I live in Israel, a land with is steeped in history and adventure which can supply a rich background for innumerable stories.
Kabbalah is something people heard about because it somehow became trendy, though only few people know what it is.
I thought that in combining these two elements together I could succeed in producing something which is not just entertaining but also thought-provoking