Savior's Day by Alan A. Winter

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The story's conclusion—which is overly foreshadowed—and its aftermath contrast the futility of hate with the rewards of devotion and self-sacrifice. Winter's implication that a divine hand has been at work through the centuries provides a note of hope that gives the title resonance.
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SAVIOR’S DAY BY ALAN WINTER
Savior’s Day is a work of fiction taken out of today’s headlines. Cardinal Arnold Ford, head of the Archdiocese of New York, witnesses a murder on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. With the old man’s dying breath, he hands the Cardinal a sliver of ancient parchment to keep and protect. What follows is a tale woven from an open case that Israel’s vaunted spy agency, the Mossad, is afraid to solve. What do they fear? How can the lost pages of an ancient treasure threaten the very existence of the State of Israel?

LeShana Thompkins, the NYPD detective assigned to the homicide, interviews Cardinal Ford. As the investigation unfolds, LeShana is conflicted whether to reveal secrets about the priest’s past that his adopted missionary parents hid from him. Ford is stunned. He learns from the Detective who his biological father was, what role his father played in history, and how his own DNA primes the priest for the challenge of a lifetime: to broker a Middle East Peace agreement.

Savior’s Day is by turns a suspense thriller that fictionalizes history into a modern-day drama that will keep you at the proverbial edge of your seat. Surprise after surprise leaps off the pages, based on true facts that will amaze.

Move over DaVinci Code, Savior’s Day has arrived!

Jericho lay prostrate, left elbow on the flat stone rimming the roof, gunstock against his shoulder, the barrel under the barb wired encircling the building, finger on the trigger, pulse at a steady fifty-six beats. All that was required was the missing Element who was now approaching the East Gate of Jerusalem’s old city. By some, it was aptly referred to as the Gate of Mercy.

Across the way, hidden in a minaret all thought safe, secure, and unoccupied, Zakkarhia ibn Mohammed took aim. In moments he would put a hole through the madness centered around these absurd missing pages written on ancient parchment.

And then it happened. Two shots rang out. Pandemonium erupted. In the spit of a flash, soldiers rushed to form a tight ring around the Trinity plus Two. It was too late.

The indelible, unchangeable, irrevocable act occurred on what would be forever known as Savior’s Day.

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About Alan A. Winter

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Winter graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, with a degree in history, and attended NYU and Columbia dental schools. He is a trained forensic dentist and a board-certified periodontist who maintains a private practice in New York City. He founded and edited a dental journal for ten years and is the author of 11 scientific articles.
 
Published September 4, 2013 by iUniverse. 321 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Below average
on Jan 06 2014

The story's conclusion—which is overly foreshadowed—and its aftermath contrast the futility of hate with the rewards of devotion and self-sacrifice. Winter's implication that a divine hand has been at work through the centuries provides a note of hope that gives the title resonance.

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