This novel is set in the northern kingdom of ancient Israel during the reign of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.
Yered, a prosperous merchant, is obsessed with arranging an interview with the mysterious prophet, Elijah. To accomplish his goal, he must out maneuver two separate military troops who are in hot pursuit of the fugitive prophet. Even if he somehow figures out a way to reach Elijah before the two army units, Yered still has another major obstacle to overcome. Once face to face with the elusive man of God, he then must convince him to come out of hiding long enough to answer a few questions at the risk of being captured or killed.
Will Yered’s preoccupation with questioning Elijah result in a revealing interview that will stand the test of time? Or will his fierce determination to meet with Israel’s most visible and most dangerous prophet cause him to lose everything including his life?
Kevin is an author and entrepreneur who especially loves the creative process of writing. He has been writing for over fifteen years and has eight books to his credit. His published works include several non-fiction projects on a variety of topics such as Christian singleness, a spiritually based motivation book, a coffee table book honoring local senior women at his home church, a Mother’s Day coffee table book and a history of how the Bible came to be. His first fiction book is a witty and entertaining look at one man’s journey to rediscovering an authentic relationship with Christ. His second book centers on one woman’s pursuit of justice with a tinge of revenge in a small, fictional town in SC. He prides himself on writing projects that are different from each other and interesting.
Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Kevin lives in Columbia, SC where he is always on a search for the next great interesting book to write. His future projects may be a novel that highlights an ironic twist or a non-fiction work that has something to do with the Bible.
Gavri and Lechiy are two brothers living in Samaria, the capital of Ancient Israel. Lechiy is one of the priests of Baal while Gavri is a soldier. Without giving away too much of the plot, something is going to happen to Lechiy and Gavri is going to blame Elijah. A good portion of this novel takes up Gavri's pledge to make Elijah pay.
So, when Gavri and Lechiy heard of the dire predictions issued by the untidy prophet, their internal warning systems went on high alert. They knew how rare it was for people in Israel to enjoy the stability of receiving their income from the royal treasury. With a lot of hard work and a heavy dose of good luck, both men acquired a lifestyle that was unavailable to their average fellow citizens. It was their relatively comfortable existence that they were thinking of when they heard of Elijah’s drought prophecy. To them, Elijah was not just the bearer of bad news. The troublesome prophet also represented the potential downfall of King Ahab’s regime and the fall from grace of the prophets of Baal. It was not a stretch for these two brothers to conclude that the demise of the current kingship and official religion of Baal would also mean the end of their life as they know it. Breaking the silence that had served as the backdrop to their thoughts, Gavri was the first to voice their mutual call to action. “This vexing prophet must be stopped at all costs.”