SECRET OF THE SCROLL by CHESTER D. CAMPBELL
Greg and Jill McKenzie's pilgrimage to the Holy Land propels
them into an unholy nightmare when they bring home a
souvenir that turns out to be a priceless document wanted by
militant groups of both Palestinians and Israelis. Caught in
the deadly crossfire of Mideast rivalry, the couple finds
their home in Nashville no haven from villains who will stop
at nothing to get what they're after.
A retired Air Force criminal investigator, Greg must reach
deep into his bag of tricks in an attempt to thwart first
one group and then the other as his wife's life hangs in the
balance. Throughout his sometimes turbulent career, Greg
never minced words or hesitated to trample any toes that got
in his way. Now his efforts to save Jill are complicated by
a lingering hostility toward him among members of the Metro
Nashville Police Department that force him to go it alone.
The threats and harassment resulted from criticism of a
Murder Squad detective that got blown out of proportion and
cost Greg his job as an investigator for the district
The trail switches back and forth across Nashville as Greg
and a former Air Force Office of Special Investigations
colleague use their skills in the attempt to track down the
bad guys. Then the plot takes an unexpected twist as one
group appears eliminated and the other makes a diabolical
With the clock winding down, Greg finds himself back in
Israel with the ancient parchment scroll and its potentially
calamitous secret. He is forced to play a high stakes game
of cat and mouse with a former Mossad agent who has a
reputation for being both demonic and lethal.
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