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The year is 1290--twilight of the Crusades. War-weary Knight Templar, Jonathan St. Clair, is garrisoned in the port city of Acre and more interested in learning Kabbalah than fighting Moslems. He possesses an ancient scroll with a cryptic inscription, the key to unlocking the secrets of Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
But none of the Jewish scholars in Acre can decipher the inscription. And time is running out. Acre will soon come under siege, and the one man able to decipher the scroll's meaning, Rabbi Samuel of Baghdad, has been targeted for assassination.
Deep in enemy territory, St. Clair apprentices himself to Rabbi Samuel as they travel to Jerusalem, risking everything to fulfill their shared and sacred destiny as guardians of the Temple Mount.
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About the Author
A native of Berkeley, California, Michael Cooper graduated from Oakland High School in 1966 and emigrated to Israel. He lived in Jerusalem during the last year the city was divided between Israel and Jordan, and remained in Israel for the next decade. He studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and graduated from Tel Aviv University Medical School.
Now a pediatric cardiologist on the faculty at UCSF Medical Center, he returns to Israel/Palestine frequently to volunteer his services to children who lack adequate access to care. The Rabbi's Knight is his second novel; he is also the author of Foxes in the Vineyard, set in 1948 Jerusalem. He lives in Northern California with his wife and two cats. Three adult children occasionally drop by.