Story of Duplicity

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Sicarii, a Story of Duplicity and Betrayal” (Kindle Edition) by Laurence Brown

“Sicarii, a Story of Duplicity and Betrayal” details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of extremists, mobsters, and heroes who emerge during three distinct epochs.

Inspired by real events, Laurence Brown draws the reader into a world of human anguish, political intrigues, corruption and indoctrination.

In 70 CE, The Roman Caesar Nero ordered Vespasian and Titus to destroy Judea. Yochanan Ben Zakkai and his nephew and nemesis, Abba Sikra have different opinions how to engage the enemy. Nineteen centuries later Pablo Escobar, the world’s most notorious drug lord, is building his billion-dollar Medellín Cartel together with notorious Javier Ceballos. International power brokers battle to keep the cocaine off the streets of Miami, but ultimately fail, as corruption, betrayal, and deception are rife. Man’s weakness and greed ensue, and nobody is to be trusted. In 2012, Karen Cohen, an innocent Israeli civilian almost looses her life. Constable Avishai Levy arrests Jacob Stern who is an Ultra-Orthodox activist. Events then unfold that change the lives of many in the town and beyond.

Vivid and explosive, Sicarii is a fascinating tale of fundamentalism and extremism over two millennia. This novel is confronting for the reader. But most of all, the novel is about the power of  friendship and love.

Laurence Brown was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia. As a teenager he immigrated to Israel. He completed an undergraduate Law Degree in Johannesburg South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1980. Since then he has accumulated several post graduate qualifications. Together with his wife and children he has lived in Wellington, New Zealand before arriving in Melbourne Australia in 1996. Since 2008 Laurence has been living in Perth, Western Australia. For 26 years he has worked for non-profit organisations. He has taught history to secondary school students and adults for over two decades. Laurence Brown is a sought after lecturer and keynote speaker. His first novel Sicarii, was published in May 2012. He is working on his second novel.

Sicarii, a Story of Duplicity and Betrayal”  by Laurence Brown is available for iPhone,  iPod Touch,  iPad with free Amazon app  (download app – here).

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 479 KB
Publisher: Laurence Brown; 1 edition (May 11, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Price: $18.44 (Buy now)
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