Sicarii Destruction-Dishonour-Despair a Story of Duplicity and Betrayal: Sicarii. Destruction-Dishonour-Despair a Story of Duplicity and Betrayal. a Confronting Novel That Challenges and Draws in the Reader. a Social Commentary. by Laurence Brown (Paperback / softback, 2012)
Sicarii Destruction-Dishour-Despair A story of duplicity and betrayal Sicarii, a Story of Duplicity and Betrayal details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of extremists, mobsters, and heroes who emerged during three distinct epochs. Inspired by real events, Laurence Brown draws the reader into a world of human anguish, political intrigues, corruption and indoctrination. In 70 CE, The Roman Caesar Nero ordered Vespasian and Titus to destroy Judea. Yochanan Ben Zakkai and his nephew and nemesis, Abba Sikra have different opinions how to engage the enemy. Nineteen centuries later Pablo Escobar, the world's most torious drug lord, is building his billion-dollar Medellin Cartel together with torious Javier Ceballos. International power brokers battle to keep the cocaine off the streets of Miami, but ultimately fail, as corruption, betrayal, and deception are rife. Man's weakness and greed ensue, and body is to be trusted. In 2012, Karen Cohen, an incent civilian almost looses her life. Constable Avishai Levy arrests Jacob Stern who is an Ultra-Orthodox activist. Events then unfold that change the lives of many in the town and beyond. Vivid and explosive, Sicarii is a fascinating tale of fundamentalism and extremism over two millennia. This vel is confronting for the reader. But most of all, the vel is about the power of friendship and love.
Laurence Brown was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia. As a teenager he immigrated to Israel. He completed an undergraduate Law Degree in Johannesburg South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1980. Since then he has accumulated several post graduate qualifications. Together with his wife and children he has lived in Wellington, New Zealand before arriving in Melbourne Australia in 1996. Since 2008 Laurence has been living in Perth, Western Australia. For 26 years he has worked for non-profit organisations. He has taught history to secondary school students and adults for over two decades. Laurence Brown is a sought after lecturer and keynote speaker. His first novel Sicarii, was published in May 2012. He is working on his second novel, Kishinev Odyssey.