After selling his Silicon Valley company, Alex Kalman spends two years wondering what to do with his life. Then a deathbed request from his estranged grandfather sends Kalman on a quest that takes him from Washington’s corridors of power to ancient passages under Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Finally, Americans, Arabs, and Israelis agree on something – the need to stop Alex Kalman.
“A terrific battle of wit and wills. Highly recommended for fans, like me, of action, history, secrets, and conspiracies.” Steve Berry
“Tightly woven, lightning-paced, and touching the heart, Temple Mount tells a story as old as time and as current as today’s headlines.” Cara Black
“Is it possible that the Ark of the Covenant is still somewhere under Jerusalem, waiting for discovery? Temple Mount made me believe. Silicon Valley meets Raiders of the Lost Ark–a sharp, pacy thriller that’s also a perfect armchair escape.” Joseph Finder
Before turning to writing full-time, Keith Raffel watched over the CIA, supported himself at the racetrack, founded a software company, taught writing to Harvard freshmen, ran for Congress, and sold DNA sequencing to medical researchers. He became a published author in 2006 with Dot Dead, which The New York Times said was “worthy of a Steve Jobs keynote presentation.” These days he can usually be found tapping his laptop’s keys and power-drinking green tea at a café around the corner from his home in California’s Silicon Valley.