The Antiquities Dealer – A David Greenberg Mystery
Pursued across continents by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim extremists, all seeking a priceless relic, antiquities dealer David Greenberg must decipher the sole clue to its whereabouts. Is humankind’s future at stake? Who is behind the plot — and why?
When Miriam Solomon, the love of David Greenberg’s life, phones him at his antiquities gallery in St. Louis, the black hole at the center of his heart shudders. Twenty years earlier, Miriam had inexplicably run off to Israel with his best friend, Solly, a brilliant but nerdy young scientist. Now she tells David that Solly has committed suicide and she needs his aid on a secret research project Solly left unfinished: to acquire the one remaining nail from the crucifixion of Jesus. Is she telling the truth? And why does that nail have such significance?
About Ed Protzel (St. Louis, Missouri Author)
Ed Protzel has authored four novels published by TouchPoint Press: Historical novels THE LIES THAT BIND, HONOR AMONG OUTCASTS, SOMETHING IN MADNESS (DarkHorse Trilogy, centering on the friendship between abolitionist Durksen Hurst and a group of black men, from 1859-65) ; and THE ANTIQUITIES DEALER, suspense thriller in which a risk-averse gallery owner is seduced by his enigmatic former lover into a quixotic quest to clone Jesus Christ. Ed has an M.A. in English Literature/Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Find him at: www.edprotzel.com.