Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega Review

"The standard-bearer for alternate history" (USA Today) now turns his potent imagination to the End of Days in this gripping novel about a discovery in the Middle East that turns the world upside-down.

What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? It is certainly the last thing Eric Katz--a secular archeologist from Los Angeles--expects to discover during what should be a routine dig in Jerusalem. But perhaps higher forces have something else in mind. For when a sign presaging the rising of the Third Temple is located in America and a dirty bomb is detonated in downtown Tel Aviv, events conspire to place a team of archaeologists in the tunnels deep under the Temple Mount. And there, Eric is witness to a discovery of such monumental proportions that nothing will ever be the same again.

Harry Turtledove is the master at portraying ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events, and what is more extraordinary than the incontrovertible proof that there truly is a higher force controlling human destiny? But as to what that force desires...well, that is the question.

Title:Alpha and Omega

    Alpha and Omega Reviews

  • Tomislav

    While Harry Turtledove is best known for his alternate history series, this latest novel from him is a stand-alone, and of a somewhat different genre category. It is speculative fiction without being ...

  • Autumn Is Azathoth

    No matter what one's religious beliefs (or non-beliefs) I thoroughly believe every single adult should read ALPHA AND OMEGA. I cannot remember a work of fiction that has had this much impact on me in ...

  • Deborah Ross

    Harry Turtledove has written a lot of books. Really, a lot. Alternate history, pure science fiction, whimsical fantasy, humor, historical fiction, and more. I haven’t come across a single one that w...

  • Clay Davis

    A Joel C. Rosenberg like story. The title is not good, it could be on a book about the Greek alphabet. Had some good insight on life in Israel....

  • Mike

    Can’t believe I hadn’t read Turtledove before!Excellent book. As befits a Ph.D in history, there’s a sense that Turtledove meticulously researched the religions in this book along with the histo...

  • Dubi

    What if God proved to be real? Beyond all doubt?Harry Turtledove, the master of alternate history, creates an alternate present-day scenario in Alpha and Omega in which various people react to an inco...

  • Diane Hernandez

    Alpha and Omega is the most thought-provoking thriller I’ve read this year.A dirty bomb carried by a suicide bomber destroys the Tel Aviv bus station in Israel. An American talk show personality is ...

  • Harry L Skinner

    Great bookOne of mr. Turtledoves best books in a long line of excellent tales. I hope this part one of a series....

  • Peter C Lyon

    A++++. Wild ride for Turtledove fans!...

  • Mica

    Wow! What a great end-times book! Excellent writing by the author, I truly felt like I was watching the text play out!What happens when an a team digging under the Temple Mount finds the Ark of the Co...