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The Tenth Cow: What Will It Take to Bring Jesus Back Now, and What Will It Take to Stop It? [Kindle Edition]

Aram Schefrin
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Book Description

When Teddy Kagan finds a pure red heifer on the Florida ranch of a televangelist, he knows (because he knows Scripture) that he has discovered the first step in a plan conceived by an alliance of Israeli right wing settlers and Christian Zionists to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem which was destroyed by the Romans and thereby (as the Israelis see it) put Israel under rabbinical rule and speed the return of the messiah. The Christians don't care about the rule of the rabbis; they believe the rebuilding of the Temple will trigger the bloody End of Days, the destruction of all unconverted Jews and the immediate War of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ.

But the plan requires the destruction of Islam's holiest shrine, raised on the site of the destroyed Temple, and could lead to a nuclear Holy War.

And it's Teddy's job to stop that from happening.

Fantasy? No. The plan is actually under way (you can follow its course at The Tenth Cow, turning the Left Behind series on its head, takes the story to its limits, tracing what has already happened, and what could happen, through a brilliant cast of characters in Israel and America. Add polo, Kabbala, the American President and some strange relationships into the mix, and you get a rich Hiassen stew of romance, satire and suspense - and a scary look at what might become the most important event of our time.

Aram Schefrin, Montaigne Medal finalist for "Marwan: The Autobiography of a 9/11 Terrorist", is the author of four novels. A graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School, he practices law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. He was a founding member and the lyricist of the rock group "Ten Wheel Drive" and produced several early disco hits. He lives in Wellington, Florida, where some of this book is set.

"The Tenth Cow pulses and plays with the realities of contemporary politics while it explicates arcane aspects of traditional theology and legend. There is a world of learning in this book, as well as a high-speed adventure. The narrative draws and redraws a vivid map of Israel, Jerusalem in particular, in following the path of its characters. Schefrin is masterful in making contemporary Israel come alive, along with its tortured past and threatened future.

"Essentially, The Tenth Cow is a provocative “what if” story, a rich stew of fascinating ingredients that shocks readers with the knowledge that its premise is not as far-fetched as one might at first believe. Kudos to Aram Schefrin for cooking it up."


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About the Author

Aram Schefrin is the author of four novels, and a pioneer in the new medium of podcast fiction. After studying writing for the musical theater with Stephen Sondheim and flamenco guitar with Carlos Montoya, Aram co-founded and was the lyricist and guitarist for Ten Wheel Drive, a jazz/rock group which had its share of standing ovations in the late '60's and early 70's. He also produced and arranged a number of disco hits. A graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School, Aram returned to the practice of law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida, and has been developing novels in his spare time. Aram lives in Wellington, Florida with his wife, two dogs, four cats and three polo ponies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 411 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1434366065
  • Publisher: Aram Schefrin (July 9, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VD1ESU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #743,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read July 11, 2008
Imagine Raymond Candler and Elmore Leonard got together to write a page turner of a novel about religious fundamentalism in many places and in many forms - Israel, the US, Kaballah, Christian Zionism, etc. Schefrin is neither of them, writes with his own voice, and has produced an entertaining and informative book which had me laughing out loud in its first pages but left me in a deeply serious and thoughtful mood by its end. It is about the world we live in, the world we might have to live in, and the world we would rather not live in.

The book is full of religious arcana, all of which is carefully researched and documented. I learned a lot and suspect you will too.

I recommend it. Try it, you'll enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXTRAORDINARY May 24, 2008
The Tenth Cow is an extraordinary book which brings the reader excitement and joy. Aram Schefrin captures the "Polo Scene" in Palm Beach. He then then spins a tale of mystery and intrigue, incorporating the middle east crises, the return of the messiah, and the Kabalah. He spices the book with a touch of romance and much more. His characters are compelling and real. The descriptions of Isreal make you feel there. The result is a very enjoyable page turner which is a surprise discovery for any reader. This is a book you will not soon forget. It should be a New York Times hard cover best seller. Aram Schefrin should write more!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One and a half sittings ! May 9, 2008
Could not put this book down !

Aram Schefrin reminds me of Tom Clancey's devotion to authentic details. This is a fast moving book and has an eerie quality of mixing fiction with fact. The author's political views seem to be "right on" imho.
His Marwan was also very enjoyable, but I find this one even better. I am waiting for his next book!
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