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Book details
  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:Middle Eastern
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Jordan Kline Series
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:326
  • eBook ISBN:9781620951385

The Righteous Within

The Jordan Kline Series, Book 2

by Stephen W. Ayers

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Nazis in modern day Israel? A horrific plot devised by Nazi Generals as Berlin burned and now long in their graves threatens to engulf the Middle East in a war that can only lead to the destruction of Israel. Reluctantly, Jordan and Irit are drawn back into the violent world he turned his back on long ago, but can he uncover the plot and identify the conspirators in time to save the state?
In 1945, as the Third Reich collapses and Berlin burns, a group of dedicated Nazis meticulously plot revenge for their humiliating defeat in the Second World War. Years pass and the State of Israel grows into a modern and vibrant country. But is all as it should be within the Jewish state? The Deputy Director of the nuclear plant in Dimona is murdered during a conference at the Sands Tel Aviv hotel, managed by Jordan Kline, ex Mossad agent turned hotelier. The only clue is a swastika and four letters desperately scrawled on a bathroom mirror. But what can the Nazi symbol possibly represent in today’s Israel? Jordan Kline is once more reluctantly embroiled in the world he tried so hard to turn his back on after becoming disillusioned with the continued violence in the agency. He uncovers a diabolical conspiracy born in the dying days of the Second World War. Fulfilling a deadly mission created by Nazis already long in their graves, it now threatens to unleash a massive onslaught that can only lead to annihilation of Israel. Can Jordan Kline uncover the horrific truth and identify the conspirators before it is too late? Can he and Irit unravel the secret before time runs out? The unique and deeply disturbing plot of The Righteous Within will have you gasping for breath and in suspense until the last page as you follow Jordan Kline’s dangerous race against time and deadly enemies intent on killing him and destroying Israel.
About the author
Stephen was born to expatriate parents in Calcutta India. From the age of eight he was educated in English private schools. He attended St. Andrews Preparatory school in Pangbourne Berkshire and Shrewsbury School in Shrewsbury Shropshire. Pursuing a career in hospitality, Stephen graduated cum laude from the prestigious Lausanne Hotel School, Switzerland. He has worked in and managed hotels in England, Israel, South Africa, Canada and most recently in Cyprus. In 1975, while working at the Ramada Tel Aviv he met his wife Mali. They were married a year later in South Africa. Stephen returned to Israel from Canada in 1984 to take up the position of Executive Assistant Manager at the opening of the famous King Solomon’s Palace Hotel in the Red Sea Resort town of Eilat. The family lived there for the following eight years. The idea to write a thriller on the Middle Eastern conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was born during the latter part of 1991 after experiencing Israel’s return of Taba to Egypt following International Arbitration. The following years living in Israel through the Palestinian Intifadas and the numerous suicide attacks have added to the extensive experience that Stephen was able to draw on. He also enjoyed being able to add anecdotes from his long and colorful international hotel career. In his first book, he introduces the reader to Jordan Kline, the star of the series and trilogy. Kline is an ex Mossad operative and now successful hotel manager. The series follows Jordan as he lives in Eilat with his girlfriend Irit during The Taba Convention, marries Irit and lives in Tel Aviv during The Righteous Within, and as they become parents in The Kharta Conspiracy. Stephen began writing with Mali’s encouragement as a test to explore his own creativity and writing capabilities. Finally completed, Stephen requested that a few close friends read the draft manuscript. The amazing response has pushed Stephen to pursue publication of The Taba Convention, and to continue writing novels in the Jordan Kline series. Serving as General Manager of the David's Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem Stephen hosted many foreign Presidents, dignitaries and their delegations. These included President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President Sakaashvili of Georgia, frequent visits by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, as well as Israeli Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentarians. His experience has afforded Stephen invaluable insight into security procedures among various government organizations. Stephen and his family currently reside in Toronto, Canada.