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Summary: eoeA stunning novel by a great American writer.ee" Washington Post Jerusalem: home to seekers, heretics, hustlers, and madmen of many faiths. In this most fractious city, a plot unfolds to bomb the sacred Temple Mount. Christopher Lucas, an expatriate American journalist, stumbles upon the plot while investigating religious fanatics. Entangled in the intrigue are a nightclub singer, an unstable Jewish guru, a strung-out Kabbalist seeking the messiah, and a soldier of fortune routinely found at the worlde(tm)s violent clashes. A confrontation in Gaza, a chase through riot-filled streets, a cat-and-mouse game in an underground mazee"as Lucas races against time, he uncovers the duplicity and depravity on all sides of Jerusaleme(tm)s sacred struggle. An explosive bestseller, Damascus Gate lays bare the dangers at the fringes of faith. eoeA transcendent thriller.ee" Time eoeBrims over with plots, subplots, and an impressive array of incisively drawn characters . . . The range of [Stonee(tm)s] knowledge is spectacular.ee" The New Yorker eoeDamascus Gate asks enormous questions about cosmic truthe"and its effect on those who think they own ite"with intensity, intellectual rigor and abiding morality.ee" San Francisco Chronicle
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Skeptical; detatched; lapsed-Catholic.
Jazz singer; Sufi convert.