Death by Destiny: Saving the Dead Sea Scrolls
Genre: Biblical/Historical Fiction
It was not his dream; it was his destiny, and the journey it required would surely mean death. Who was he – a simple Rabbi born the lowly son of a Bedouin Shepherd – to go up against the Roman Army? Would he turn his back on his calling or follow his path to its deadly end? Only he could save the sacred texts lying within the walls of Jerusalem’s great Temple. Caesar would see the city destroyed and the Temple reduced to rubble in his bid to conquer the Jews – and the rising Christ-followers among them. Blood would be shed to save the scrolls … but how?
This was, in fact, where he got the inspiration for his first published novel Death by Destiny ~ Saving the Dead Sea Scrolls, while holed up in an abandoned French Foreign Legion outpost called Fort Mirabelle in the middle of the desert in Algeria, where they stayed until the engine was repaired. Cold desert nights watching Bedouin camp fires in the distance and not knowing who was friend or foe was a great catalyst for an over-active imagination.
Eight months later, having dodged many conflicts and machine-gun-toting patrols, the pair rolled into South Africa bound for Australia, determined to swim the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. But fate had a different plan for Logan. In Johannesburg, he met a Brazilian girl who professed undying love for the young Brit. He changed his ticket and flew off to Rio de Janeiro in search of his love.
Once in Rio, she was nowhere to be found. Short on funds, he stayed and got a job with General Motors in Sao Paulo. Eight years and two children later, he had accumulated enough money to take off again for what he thought would be his final destination. Landing in Oklahoma in the middle of the 1980's oil boom, he and his children made a home in Oklahoma City.
Fate again intervened on a trip to Texas when he met the one true love of his life, wife Jenny. The poor misguided soul decided to take him on and has been his inspiration for the last 20 years. Together they are raising another gift from God, grandson Devon, who is already a "chip off the old block" -- an avid adventurer.
Crowe also writes as Spencer Hawke, producing a series of espionage thrillers featuring former Mossad agent Ari Cohen, and dabbles in screenplays, children’s books and a number of other projects that keep him busy in his Oklahoma City home.