"Lures us into the Roman Empire of New Testament times and into the mind of a great villain. There we discover a man like us and find ourselves intrigued or dismayed, or both...."
-Ken Kuhlken, author of
the California Century mysteries
Judas, illegitimate offspring of a Jewish woman and a Roman soldier, is a survivor in the brutal streets of the first century Roman Empire. Later, as a young man determined to avenge the wrongs committed against his family, he joins a rebel band, only to be betrayed by them. Beaten and broken, he is brought to the community of Zealots at Qumran and eventually to the one forming around Rabbi Jesus. But his enthusiasm for revolution leads him to make a difficult and-for him and others-fateful choice.
Dr. Frederick Ramsay is an Episcopal priest. Now retired from full-time ministry, Ramsay is focusing on fiction. He lives in Surprise, Arizona, with his wife and partner, Susan.