Thunder from Jerusalem (Zion Legacy Series #2)

Thunder from Jerusalem (Zion Legacy Series #2)

by Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene

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Overview

"The Thoenes once again provide suspenseful adventure tinged with the sorrow of reality." (Library Journal)

Early on the morning of May 19, 1948, the long siege of Jerusalem's Old City is lifted as patriot soldiers break through the Zion Gate. But the celebration is short-lived-a long battle ensues. Moshe Sachar, a professor and strategist for the Haganah group, must keep the movement's momentum alive in the face of a dissenting mayor and a disguised SS assassin who has infiltrated the group. Meanwhile, Rachel, his pregnant wife, tends to the growing numbers of wounded at the hospital.

Bodie and Brock Thoene bring to life the stories of a striking cast of characters in an epic story of heroism, tragedy, romance, and faith set against a momentous turning point in the history of the world's most sacred city.

Author Biography: Bodie & Brock Thoene are the authors of thirty-five novels, including the bestselling series The Zion Chronicles and The Zion Covenant. Together they have won eight Evangelical Christian Publishers Gold Medallion awards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585471331
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Zion Legacy Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.12(w) x 7.96(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bodie and Brock Thoene, with degrees in creative writing and history, respectively, are the authors of Jerusalem Vigil and Thunder from Jerusalem, the first two volumes of the Zion Legacy series. Their other thirty-three novels include the best-selling series the Zion Chronicles and the Zion Covenant. Together they have won eight Evangelical Christian Publishers Gold Medallion awards. The Thoenes live in Nevada and London, England.
Bodie and Brock Thoene, with degrees in creative writing and history, respectively, are the authors of Jerusalem Vigil and Thunder from Jerusalem, the first two volumes of the Zion Legacy series. Their other thirty-three novels include the best-selling series the Zion Chronicles and the Zion Covenant. Together they have won eight Evangelical Christian Publishers Gold Medallion awards. The Thoenes live in Nevada and London, England.

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Chapter 1

The DC-4 had been flying in total blackness for hours. American Colonel Michael Stone was in the copilot's seat. Square jaw tense, head aching, the forty-five-year-old Stone did his best not to sound nervous.

*****

At twenty-nine minutes into David Meyer's half hour he blithely announced, "There it is." Swinging the transport plane in a wide turn, he dropped the port wing so Stone could see the beacon of Haifa Harbor. The rest of the port city and the countryside around was blacked out. "Glad to see the Boss doesn't believe in giving the Egyptians an easy target," he said, swinging the craft back toward the south. "Eighty miles to go. Better roust Bobby...if he isn't too drunk."

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At twenty minutes after two o'clock on the morning of May 19, 1948, salvation came to the besieged Jewish Quarter of Old City Jerusalem.

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The voices of celebration surrounded Rachel Sachar and Lori Kalner as they pushed through the human tide that clogged the twisted lanes of the Old City.

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The seventy-four-year-old Mother Superior of Soeurs Réparatrices Convent sat alone in the lightless bedchamber at the Latin Patriarchate.

This is what the Lord, says:

"I will restore the fortunes of

Jacob's tents

and have compassion on his

dwellings;

the city will be rebuilt on her ruins,

and the palace will stand in its

proper place.

From them will come songs of thanksgiving

and the sound of rejoicing."

*****

—Reprinted from Thunder from Jerusalem by Bodie and Brock Thoene by permission of Viking Books, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. Copyright (c) 2000 by Bodie and Brock Thoene. All rights reserved. This excerpt, or any parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission.

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Thunder from Jerusalem: A Novel of the Struggle for Jerusalem 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
erniepratt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rated: PG
This is an exciting suspense filled book about the creation of Israel as a nation.
The Thoenes offer well researched history with great story telling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have ever read the book Gettysburg, this is up there with that but in some ways better. Powerful expression of the events in Isreal when it became a country. They could not write the next books in the series fast enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am disappointed more people have not read this book. I saw the authors interviewed on TV and decided to buy it. It is a fiction based on the modern history of Jerusulem, and shows the struggle of the Jew's survival. It is a vivid and brutal story, and I COULD NOT put it down. I intedend on finding the companions to this book, and hope them to be as entrancing and this one.