Transgression: A Time-Travel Suspense Novel

Transgression: A Time-Travel Suspense Novel

by R. S. Ingermanson


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Transgression: A Time-Travel Suspense Novel by R. S. Ingermanson

What If?

What if you were studying for your Ph.D. in archaeology and decided to take a break from your crummy life for the summer by working on an archaeological dig in Israel?

What if you met a great guy in Jerusalem who happened to be a world-famous theoretical physicist working on a crazy idea to build a wormhole that might make time-travel possible ... someday?

What if he had a nutball colleague who turned the theory into reality - and then decided to use YOU as a guinea pig to make sure it was safe?

What if the nutball had a gun and went on a crazy, impossible mission to hunt down and kill the apostle Paul?

It's A.D. 57 when Rivka Meyers walks out of the wormhole into a world she's only studied in books. Ancient Jerusalem is awesome! Rivka can't believe her friend Ari Kazan's theory actually worked. But when she runs into Ari's wacko colleague, Damien West, in the Temple, Rivka starts to smell a rat.

When Ari discovers that Damien and Rivka have gone through a wormhole that's on the edge of collapse, he has to make a horrible choice: Follow them and risk never coming back - or lose the woman of his dreams forever.

About The Book:

Transgression is a time-travel suspense novel that mixes science, history, religion, romance, and suspense. It's about learning to stand up for yourself, when you just want to be let alone. It's about making hard decisions. It's about asking whether life has meaning and whether God exists - and becoming a badass fighter for justice, even if you don't have the answers.

Transgression won the 2001 Christy award for best futuristic novel in Christian fiction.

Transgression will take you on a wretched, miserable, dangerous vacation through the filthy, bandit-ridden streets of first-century Jerusalem.

Transgression is the first novel in the City of God series:

  • Book 1: Transgression (A.D. 57)
  • Book 2: Premonition (A.D. 57-62)
  • Book 3: Retribution (A.D. 62-66)


Rivka turned and ran. "Ari!" she screamed. "Help!"

She raced outside into the sunlight, sprinted madly through a dark grove of trees with gnarled branches. Her heart pounded in her chest. Her ragged breath rasped in her ears. Was he following? Faster! Tears fogged her eyes. Her leather sandals tore at her feet. Trying to look back over her shoulder, she tripped and fell. Dust flew up all around her.

Coughing, she clambered to her feet and dared to look back. The man was nowhere in sight.

Rivka panted until she caught her breath. Her left wrist throbbed from the fall. She massaged it while she squinted into the trees, afraid that the man might be lurking in the shadows.

Nothing happened.

Finally, she turned around to get her bearings.

She blinked twice and then stared.

Across a small valley massive stone walls rose. Herodian masonry. Jerusalem limestone. Towering white walls. It looked like...

But that was impossible. She closed her eyes, breathed deeply three times, and opened them again. Absurd. Had she gone loony or something?

Rivka had visited the Temple Mount twice and studied hundreds of pictures during three years of graduate school. But she had never seen it looking like this.

So pure.

So spotless.

So new.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937031190
Publisher: Ingermanson Communications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/13/2018
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Randy Ingermanson is the award-winning author of six novels, all written at the intersection of Science Avenue and Faith Boulevard. He earned a PhD in theoretical physics from UC Berkeley and would love to travel back in time to first-century Jerusalem. So far, the closest he's come has been working on an archaeological dig on Mount Zion, right in the heart of the City of God.

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Transgression: A Time-Travel Suspense Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a sucker for any time travel books so I like this...the bonus of a lesson in early Judaism was cool as well..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Transgression is a hard book to put down. Its captivating characters and alluring plot keep you turning pages. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this blend of religion, history, science, and fiction...then all the pieces came together for an ending I didn't see coming! Really cool read! Review by CherishD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a wonderful book. I could not put it down. Can not wait to get the next two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A blend of science, adventure, history, physics and theory all designed to be a page turner from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting read, great character development. Walk through early Israel was fascinating and makes me want to travel back in time if only for a few days. Worth the read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book could have been so much better if it did try to teach the jewish religion through out the book. It also drug on and on. I finally quit before the end which I rarely do. Even if you are jewish it would bore you too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love reading about history especially times of the Bible then I think you will enjoy this book. Traveling back to the time of Saul of Tarsaus and then to be left there to live a life partly unknown but also know of things that will becoming. Great Read.
aniemoo More than 1 year ago
What would happen if you mistakenly end up in 1st century Jerusalem? Then find out your colleague plans to kill St Paul to prevent Christianity from taking hold? And now you can't get back...
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Randy Ingermanson’s Transgression succeeds in asking all the awkward questions about time travel, without insisting on answering them. Characters and plot give “time” and “travel” voice, rooted in a pleasing pseudo-science that convincingly borders on real, and seasoned with evocative, well-researched detail. An intrinsically different and thought-provoking approach to “free will” grows out of the story’s progression without ever distracting from the tale. Transgression is an enjoyable blend of science fiction with Biblical historical fiction. Customs and culture of New Testament times feel thoroughly convincing and well-researched, and the varying faiths and beliefs of characters are suitably intrinsic to the plot. Jerusalem in the time of Saint Paul comes to life with all the senses employed, and a world of political and religious upheaval, oppression, and hope, proves not so different from today. Author Randy Ingermanson balances faith, science, history, suspense and even a touch of romance in a cool exciting tale of today and yesterday, set in the boiling pot of Jerusalem’s conflicting faiths and ideals, both now and then. I enjoyed the way all points of view were offered with just enough respect and honesty to make the characters real, and I loved the way the author leaves some questions open-ended, almost unasked, as freewill and unchangeable histories collide. Disclosure: I found it on a deal and couldn’t resist. I offer my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost believable. A good book and worth a read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More info than my mind could handle at times but it captured my interest through the end and I want to read on. No matter your beliefs this is a MUST READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
History, faith, a bit of romance. A good story.
Humbly_Yours More than 1 year ago
Read all three and waiting for four! Please tell me I'm not locked in 70AD! These are good books and Are not a "waiting for a mail order bride" type. KEEP WRITING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really makes you think! A must read for people who want to challenge their minds!
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as a christian this is an experience i would love ro have. Book is wonderful and enthralling! Ready for the next one!
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I_like_clean_reads More than 1 year ago
Take a modern day Israeli and a Messianic Jewish woman - an archaeologist at that - and plunge them back into the first Century Jerusalem after the death of the Christ made a book that left me wanting more. so I did the obvious thing: I bought books 2 and 3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book blended faith and every day living. I enjoyed learning about different faiths. I will purchase the next book. Keep writing them.
purplefiend3000 More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting mix of time travel and historical fiction. It is set in the 1st century AD in Israel and the surrounding areas. The characters are well fleshed out and make you feel like you can almost jump into the story and interact with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Great ending. Will read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great will begin the next book right away
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love, love, LOVE this book. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!