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: * The Civil War-era DarkHorse Trilogy, centering on the unorthodox relationship between abolitionist Durk Hurst and a group of black men he befriends: THE LIES THAT BIND, 1859-61 Mississippi; HONOR AMONG OUTCASTS, 1863 Missouri; and coming in late-2020, SOMETHING IN MADNESS, 1865 Mississippi. * THE ANTIQUITIES DEALER, a futuristic suspense thriller in which a risk-averse gallery owner is seduced by his enigmatic former lover into a quixotic quest to clone Jesus Christ.
Before turning to novels, Ed was a screenwriter, completing five screenplays for feature film and developing scripts/projects for 20th Century Fox. Ed has an M.A. in English Literature/Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.