Over a career spanning 40 years, Marvin J. Wolf has written for television and authored many nonfiction works, including bestsellers Fallen Angels and Where White Men Fear To Tread. This is his first novel.
For Whom the Shofar Blowsby Marvin J. Wolf
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Meet Rabbi Ben Maimon, master of Torah, Talmud and Taekwondo, computer whiz and student of human nature. A knight errant and roving troubleshooter, Ben's clientele invite him into situations where police are unwelcome and discretion is paramount. When the leaders of a troubled Burbank, California synagogue discover $3 million in the temple's bank account, they wonder if their prayers have been answered--until the millions evaporate as mysteriously as they appeared. When the call goes out for help, Rabbi Ben is the one who answers.
Young, single and handsome--in a short, redheaded way--the congregation's divorcees and unhappy wives scheme to extend Ben's stay, preferably in their beds. Ben fends off their not unwanted advances; he harbors as many secrets as the synagogue leadership.
When Ben is mistakenly arrested for the murder of Temple Beit Joseph's beautiful administrator, he plunges into a dangerous, confusing world of mirrors where friends become foes and no one can be trusted. Ben's investigation leads him to a decrepit cemetery, a mysterious private bank, a shofar-blowing part-Korean-but-all-Jewish cabinet-maker, a Latino gang-banger, and the ultimate in money laundering techniques. Never mind surviving a hit-and-run murder attempt and defusing a clever bomb in his living room.
You don't have to be Jewish to be enthralled by Rabbi Ben's audacity, inventiveness and courage. For Whom the Shofar Blows is an engaging, thrilling read from start to finish.
Previously published as The Tattooed Rabbi.
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