Ashes of the Red Heifer

Ashes of the Red Heifer

by Shannon Baker

standalone thriller novel
published 2010

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An ancient prophecy. A terrible secret. A deadly conspiracy. Annie Grant, a strong-willed veterinarian is in Israel, just days from finding a cure for a deadly bovine disease threatening to cross into the human population with deadly affects. She can save millions of human lives and her professional success might help heal the rupture with her family when she walked away from the Nebraska ranch she loves.

When her research is disrupted by a bomb, she and her lover are kidnapped by a fanatical Jewish group intent on forcing God’s hand. Is Annie the chosen of God, destined to fulfill ancient Hebrew prophecy? Using her best friend as hostage, the group forces Annie to find the cure and engineer the birth of a perfect red heifer in Israel, making it possible for Jews to again find God’s favor.

Battling time and trapped in the bloody crossfire between rabid Zionists fighting to recapture Israel’s glory, militant Muslims intent on stopping them and Christians anticipating rapture, Annie must choose. Her own life. Or an apocalyptic war. The future of the world. Or the ashes of the red heifer.

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