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The Last Ember

Fiction: Literary Fiction
Unabridged   13 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/12/2009

The Last Ember

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598878912
Digital Download ISBN:9781598879001


In the tradition of The Rule of Four and Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon novels, The Last Ember is a gripping literary thriller about the high-stakes search for the legendary Temple Menorah, which was stolen from the Second Temple in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago and lost to civilization since.

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A search for a priceless artifact stolen from the Second Temple in Jerusalem becomes a race against time, terrorism, politics, and the past.

Jonathan Marcus is a promising young archeologist studying at the American Academy in Rome when a terrible accident results in a fellow student's death and Jonathan' expulsion. He abandons archeology for the law, becoming a skillful advocate for unscrupulous antiquities dealers.

When Jonathan's firm sends him to Rome to discredit the testimony of a prominent U.N. antiquities official, a chance reunion leads to a hunt for the legendary Tabernacle Menorah: solid gold, eight feet high, stolen 2,000 years ago and never recovered. As Jonathan and his friend scour Rome's ancient sites for hints to its whereabouts, they quickly realize they are not alone and the precious menorah is a key to controlling history itself.


“Jeff Woodman’s breathless narration maintains the suspense through each twist of this . . . highly enjoyable adventure.”

“In Levin’s intelligent and dynamic debut thriller, . . . Jeff Woodman voices Italian, Jewish, and Arab characters with ease. . . . Recommended.”
      —Library Journal

“Levin’s religious and archaeological thriller has all the elements needed to appeal to Da Vinci Code fans: long-buried secrets, hidden puzzles based on ancient religious texts, and a race around the Mediterranean.”

“Da Vinci Code addicts will enjoy Levin’s debut, a dense, complicated novel of religious suspense.”
      —Publishers Weekly

“Levin is an excellent writer and even better researcher . . . The Last Ember is a terrific achievement for a debut novelist.”
      —Providence Journal

“. . . an intelligent and smartly paced thriller . . .“
      —Los Angeles Times

“Daniel Levin’s novel, written with pathos and conviction, represents a much needed literary protest against modern and ancient historical revisionism.”
      —Elie Wiesel

“Throat-grabbing, pedal-to-the-metal pacing.  Levin captivates the reader with both plausibility and imagination.  The Last Ember is a prize to be savored.  A superb debut from a talent that bears watching.”
      —Steve Berry, author of The Charlemagne Pursuit

“A smart, sophisticated thriller that entertains as it educates, The Last Ember is engrossing. Levin knows his stuff and it shows ΓÇö to the reader’s great pleasure.  Fans of The Da Vinci Code will devour it happily!”
      —Christopher Reich, bestselling author of Numbered Account

“What a glorious journey from the tumultuous world of today’s Middle East to the imperial world of Roman antiquity and then back. With a flair for detail, drama and elegant prose, Daniel Levin keeps us transfixed by his page-turning tale of deception, politics, history and life.”
      —Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School

“In his fast-paced, erudite, and original debut, Daniel Levin reveals a vivid world where archaeological, legal, and religious secrets swirl together into a thrilling nexus. Its rich texture and global cast of characters ignite genuine suspense and intrigue. Readers will savor this novel and await more blockbuster Daniel Levin adventures.”
      —Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club

Author Bio

DANIEL LEVIN earned his undergraduate degree in Roman and Greek civilization from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He won a visiting scholars fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and has practiced international law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He lives in New York City.

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