Christian Books, General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

By Daniel Gabriel

Publisher : Florida Academic Press

ABOUT Daniel Gabriel

Daniel Gabriel
My published work includes a short story collection, TALES FROM THE TINKER'S DAM, a soon-to-be-released novel, TWICE A FALSE MESSIAH, and over 200 stories and articles appearing in 8 countries. I am statewide Director of Arts Programming for COMPAS, and a lifelong vagabond traveler who has More...



Twice a False Messiah is a tantalizing thriller, set in the tombs of Egypt and along the River Nile. It's 1978 and there is a spiritual trembling abroad in the world (Egypt and Israel lurching towards a Peace Treaty, the Shah wobbling in Iran) as a Catalan Jew and a lapsed Catholic Yank set off in search of the True Name of God. 

In the fall of 1978, my wife and travel partner, Jude, and I were in the midst of a nearly 2 year-long trip. We set off up the Nile in tandem with an historian friend of ours, naively interested in exploring Egyptian history. Two months later we were outside the Mahdi's tomb watching rogue dervishes whirl against the fading sun. The genesis for False Messiah, and its setting, were in my back pocket, though it took many years to tease out the tendrils of theology that were needed to undergird it.