Richard D. Small lives in Metula, the northernmost point of Israel, not far from Tel Dan and Tel Kedesh. He has a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. His work in science has been internationally recognized and featured on 60 Minutes, National Press Club, TV, radio, magazines and newscasts. Biographical sketches have included Who’s Who in America, and various scientific Who’s Who listings. He has written numerous scientific papers and one technical book. He is an avid student of history. His passions include cooking, opera, building cabinets, and gardening. This is his first novel.