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The Mystery of My Death

In 588 BC, Gedalyahu Ben Achikam, appointed by the Babylonians to be the governor of Judea, became the first Jewish leader to be murdered by another Jew. There has been much speculation surrounding the reason for this murder, but the mystery remains unsolved to this day. It is on this mystery that Jackont, a trained historian, builds his gripping plot. Gideon Luriah, a widowed professor raising his teenage daughter alone, receives an ancient parchment written by Gedalyahu, who had foreseen his own murder. Gedalyahu buried the breastplate worn by the High Priest of the Temple in a secret place in Jerusalem, to be discovered only by a man who could lead his people. For this reason, Gedalyahu wrote a riddle that only a person with unique skills could understand. To crack it, Gideon recruits a few doctoral students, among them a beautiful and sensual lawyer, a sensitive Arab student and a brilliant female student who is also a drug addict. With their help, he finally unravels the mystery: he deciphers a cursed code, confronts faceless enemies and even experiences a new, bitter-sweet love. However, the greatest trial awaits him at the end of his search, when he finds the breastplate that has been buried in a cave for 2600 years. Then he must make a decision that will change his life, and history.

Title The Mystery of My Death
Writer's Last Name Jackont
Writer's First Name Amnon
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
No. Pages 356pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Chidat Moti
  • “ Jackont weaves the story of Gedalia into a thrilling historical plot.”

  • “ It is a rare privilege to pick up a book that teaches you so much about biblical events from a really interesting and different perspective. A moving novel… A fascinating new book.”

    Channel 7
  • “ Well-written and very enjoyable… Jackont is one of Israel`s top suspense writers.”