Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. A terrorist threat for Easter Sunday in Jerusalem sets off a chain of events that weave together the lives of an American journalist, Israeli war hero, Palestinian farmer, and Arab-Christian grocer.
Alerted to a suicide bomb plot, Major Jakov Levy orders the border with Gaza Strip closed. Unable to get his produce to market, Amin Mousa dumps truckloads of tomatoes in a refugee camp. David Kessler, an American journalist, sees it reported on television and goes to Gaza for Amin's story.
Hamas militants plot to smuggle a bomb out in David's car and retrieve it when he returns home, but he's unexpectedly detoured on the way. Meanwhile, a cell member confesses to the plot, and the race is on to find David and retrieve the bomb before the terrorists can.
Ultimately A VISION OF ANGELS is a story of reconciliation and hope, but not before events as tragic as a modern passion play change the lives of four families forever.
About the Author
Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route he's found the characters who people his work—Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists. He's hung with them all in an unparalleled international career that's seen him smuggle banned plays from behind the Iron Curtain, maneuver through war zones and Occupied Territories, represent the United States at the highest levels of foreign governments, and stow away aboard a "devil's barge" for a three-day ocean crossing that landed him in an African jail. The unpublished manuscript for A VISION OF ANGELS, originally titled Checkpoint, won the 2008 Paris Prize for Fiction, and his first published novel, COOPER'S PROMISE, was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Books of 2012. His first play, staged successfully in New York City, won the prestigious Stanley Drama Award. He's won numerous screenwriting awards, including winning several international competitions for his screenplay adaptations of A VISION OF ANGELS and COOPER'S PROMISE.