“As the navel is the center of the human body, the land of Israel is the center of the world—” (Midrash Tanchuma) resonates what the Jewish people have felt for the land of Israel.
Karolin Klein, a young Jewish archaeologist joins a team of scholars whose exploration includes excavation of the hated King Ahab and Queen Jezebel’s winter palace. As their findings challenge the literal stories in the Hebrew Bible, Karolin finds herself in a crisis of consciousness and the target of death threats as heinous as those faced by Jezebel herself.
Sara Wyeth, a young American medical doctor joins UN management of Palestinian refugee camps. It is an obscure place to hide from a violent nemesis from her past and to give birth to a son whose father, Will Howling, she loves deeply yet has turned away. It is a time when terrorist bomb blasts rock cities and Israeli Defense Forces brutally attack Palestinians.
Will Howling—former Delta Force and homicide detective—arrives in Jerusalem to investigate the shooting of a British citizen and is shocked to find Sara and to find he has a son.
Former Mossad agent Joshua Gertz discovers the source of the threats to Karolin’s life—as the two of them fall in love—the source leading to a group of right-wing religious and Zionist extremists who plot to blow up Jerusalem’s beautiful Islamic shrine—the Dome of the Mount. Along with those extremists planning Karolin’s brutal death is the nemesis who plans to kidnap, rape, and kill Sara— ending his torturous obsession with the woman who rejected him.
As these players converge in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea’s Qumran Caves, “The Dome” masterfully explores human frailties of love, betrayal, and hate set against the larger dangerous world’s political forces which are not always as history has claimed.