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In this new Book, John King, a young man, travels to Israel meeting many people of diverse backgrounds

The book will lead you through a roller coaster ride of emotions as it takes you on a thrilling journey in the Holy Lands.

The love, the intrigue, the spiritual and physical battles, the sacrifices and surprises in this book will bring you to a new awareness of what is happening in the world today.

An Extract from the book

"Look out!" called Raphael as he screeched to a halt, just missing a van that had driven out of a side street in front of them and now straddled the road. As Raphael opened the car door to get out and ask if the occupant of the other car was all right, another van screeched to a stop behind them, blocking the road.

Anna squeezed John's shoulder as she said, "Get down on the floor so they don't see you," then she stepped out of the car to join her brother.

Out of both vehicles jumped men holding automatic rifles. All had their faces covered so they could not be identified. Three of the men from the van in front ran towards Raphael and Anna, with one shouting, "Do not move or we will shoot you."

Raphael asked, "What do you want? We have nothing."

"We want the American. Where is he?"

"American? What American?" replied the big man trying to convince the attackers he did not know what they were talking about.

With that, the one who had spoken struck Raphael across the face with the butt of his weapon and was about to hit him again as Raphael fell to the ground.

"There is no need for that," John said as he stepped out of the car. "Here I am, leave him alone."
Now the two other attackers came running forward and pushed John with their weapons. "Take him!" ordered the one who had struck Raphael.

Anna stood between the kidnappers and John, just as one of them reached out to take hold of him.
"Take me instead," she implored. "He is a good man and my friend."

"Get out of the way, whore of the American!" snapped one of the men and slapped Anna across the face.

"I will come with you willingly but do not hurt them," pleaded John.

Before anything else could be said, Anna had pushed her way between the attackers and John. She was beating one on the chest with her closed fists screaming at the top of her voice, "Police! Help! Police!"

Suddenly a shot rang out and .........

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