But you never thought you’d ever actually go there.
Your name is Rivka Meyers, and you are a total misfit.
You are a Messianic Jew, studying at UC Berkeley. Misfit.
You are a woman getting your PhD in archaeology—a man’s field. Misfit.
You are in Israel working on an archaeological dig, pretending to be someone you’re not. Misfit.
Your Israeli co-worker on the dig tries to set you up with his cousin, Ari Kazan. Disaster.
Because Ari likes you. And you haven’t told him you’re Messianic.
Ari is a theoretical physicist who wrote some crazy paper on time travel. Somehow, an experimental physicist, Damien West, thought it was a good idea.
Damien came all the way from the US to try to build a wormhole to test Ari’s crazy theory.
Damien is obsessed with safety, which seems a little weird.
But he has a personal reason for wanting time travel to be real, and it’s a lot weird.
Only he’s not telling anyone that reason.
Damien wants to go back in time and kill the apostle Paul.
Somehow, Damien gets the wormhole working, sort of.
Somehow, he tricks you into going through the wormhole, without telling you where you’re going, or when.
Somehow, you find yourself in Jerusalem, AD 57, completely unprepared and completely bedazzled. This is where you always wanted to visit. It would be dumb to leave without looking around. But too late, you realize it’s even dumber to stay.
Because you’re the worst possible misfit in the City of God. You didn’t come dressed for a place and time where women are required to cover their bodies. Where women don’t talk to men. Where women are property, not people. Where violating the rules could get you killed.
Back in the lab, Damien isn’t worried about you. He packs his gun, sets a timer to shut down the wormhole, and walks through into ancient Jerusalem. If he calculated the dates right, he’ll be lining up the apostle Paul in his gunsights next Tuesday.
And you can’t stop him, even if you figure out what he’s up to.
There’s a loose cannon in this picture.
The guy who has a weird, crazy, stupid crush on you.
The guy who’s mad at you for not telling him you’re a Messianic.
The guy who just found out Damien West has made a fool of him.
What’s Ari going to do?
About The Book
Transgression is a time-travel suspense novel that mixes science, history, religion, romance, and suspense. It’s about learning to stand up for yourself, when you just want to be let alone. It’s about making hard decisions. It’s about asking whether life has meaning and whether God exists — and becoming a badass fighter for justice, even if you don’t have the answers.
Transgression won the 2001 Christy award for best futuristic novel in Christian fiction.
Transgression will take you on a wretched, miserable, dangerous adventure through the filthy, bandit-ridden streets of first-century Jerusalem.
Transgression is the first novel in the City of God series:
Book 1: Transgression (A.D. 57)
Book 2: Premonition (A.D. 57-62)
Book 3: Retribution (A.D. 62-66)