An action-packed thriller, The Sword of David tells the story of an Israeli commando traveling across the globe, following clues in search of a major biblical treasure that could change the destiny of the world.
Chaim Klein—a fearless Israeli Special Forces officer—has his hands full. After Klein unexpectedly finds the long-lost Ark of the Covenant, he must then search the globe for the Ten Commandments tablets. Klein must also confront and stop a consortium of Islamic states and terrorist organizations who are planning a simultaneous attack that would obliterate dozens of Western cities and Israel. Along the way, he comes across the mystical and awe-inspiring Sword of David. In this nonstop action-packed thriller, which draws on supernatural elements, Klein and his crew visit Ethiopia, London, Paris, Lebanon, and Rome. We also see the terrorists plotting in the West Bank, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Istanbul. The final climactic confrontation between Klein and the terrorists is unexpected and inspirational.
In The Sword of David, you will meet colorful characters—including Rafsani, the terrorist who trained under the infamous Carlos the Jackal; the Israeli spy Galit who works undercover in Paris under the alias Sister Chloe; Baroness Collins, who has an important position in the UK government as well as being the head of a secret organization long thought to be defunct; a renegade CIA operative; a Palestinian once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; and the Palestinian’s terrorist grandson.
Based on the author’s painstaking research of biblical artifacts, religion, history, and terrorism, The Sword of David feels authentic and current.
Chuck Lichtman is an expert in Middle East affairs and issues regarding terrorism. He lives in South Florida where he is working on his next novel. He has twice been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year,” founded a national voter protection program, and is an avid photographer and pianist. Chuck can be found at chucklichtman.com.
"The Sword of David is a breathtaking thriller. It has the best elements of The Da Vinci Code and a modern-day Raiders of the Lost Ark but trust me, Charles Lichtman has created a pulse-pounding novel that's entirely his own. I loved following the dramatic adventures of Chaim Klein as he travels the globe and confronts untold dangers in search of the physical Ten Commandments in order to fulfill a biblical promise. Lichtman based The Sword of David on his decades of research into the history and facts behind his story and they are just as compelling as the plot and characters. The ending is truly amazing. Read this book!"
– #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer
"Loaded with action, history, secrets, and conspiracies. My kind of story."
– Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of "The Kaiser's Web"
"The Sword of David is thrilling, compelling, and principled. It reminded me of The Da Vinci Code and will excite and educate all who read it. Exploring many fascinating destinations around the world, the novel never stops moving—and its stunning conclusion will give you hope about the future of the Middle East and the world."
– Senator Joseph Lieberman
"The Sword of David is sure to keep readers tearing through the pages—and the surprise ending will reward them well. Highly recommended."
– James Grippando, New York Times bestselling author and Harper Lee Prize winner
"The past and present come together in this spellbinding novel, filled with revelations. A Jewish Da Vinci Code with an even better ending."
– Alan Dershowitz, New York Times bestselling author of "The Case for Israel"