An intense novel that portrays politics in Jerusalem. In this tale, extremists of both the Christian and Jewish persuasion are involved in a plot to destroy the Temple of the Mount. The main character is an American writer. Colorful local and international characters abound. Sonia is an NGO type, looking to do the right thing throughout the world. A rabbid American fundamentalist young man thinks he has found the Messiah and tries to establish him. Plots whirl within plots and it is tough to figure out who is betraying whom and for what reason. It is a very interesting read, but it can be a bit tough to follow. With that caveat, it is recommended.