The Essene Conspiracy is a fascinating crime/political thriller. The
writer brings together characters from Wall Street to Jerusalem, showing
his extensive knowledge of cultures, languages, and historical and
contemporary political events. The titular conspiracy unravels nicely in
the novel. McClure begins the novel with two cases that gradually become
intertwined . . . Short chapters, shifting perspectives , and lean prose
help make the plot movealong at a good pace while the reader remains
engaged in finding out more with each revelation McClure makes. . . .
About the Author
Author, photographer, speaker, S.Eric Wachtel was born in New York City. Recruited by the CIA while in college , he opted out in favor of a business career. Starting on Wall Street, he was later a vice president of an international conglomerate, then President/CEO of an innovative medical technology company. A history buff, in his historical thriller, THE ESSENE CONSPIRACY, he draws on his extensive international business experience. He lives in Vermont with his wife and Russian Blue cat. A member of International Thriller Writers, he is working on a new historical thriller.