One of his best novels to date: "Chosen People" by Robert Whitlow

Hana Abboud is a Christian Arab Israeli lawyer living in Atlanta, working for a law firm on international cases. Her knowledge of Israel and her strong language skills result in her being tapped to work on an anti-terrorism lawsuit brought to her firm by Jewish lawyer Jakob, who is fighting for justice for a family whose mother died in a terrorist attack while visiting Jerusalem. Jakob and Hana soon find themselves travelling to Jerusalem to join forces with a local investigator there, Daud, to gather evidence about the incident. As Daud leads them ever closer to the truth of what conspired, they find their lives at greater risk than they could have imagined.

Robert Whitlow has crafted an intricate novel filled with suspense, action-packed scenes, and international intrigue, a novel that held me spell-bound from the get go. I was captivated by the view of Jerusalem that I gained through the eyes of the characters, as they encountered danger and secrecy with unexpected outcomes. But I think what I most loved about this novel is the way that Hana walks the spiritual path God has placed before her, one that has her shaking the heavens with her prayers no matter the hour, and seeking to go where God has sent her no matter the cost. Her spiritual fervency was humbling to behold as I realized that my own prayer life is nowhere near what hers is, whether she's a character living on some pages or not. Despite being a novel, I felt like I was reading an account of what could be, as Whitlow's characters just seem so real that you can reach out and touch them. I should warn you that I read this novel into the wee hours of the morning, and it is terribly difficult to put the book down! If you are anything like me, I would plan on setting aside a good chunk of time as you dive into this book, as you are going to want to see how everything turns out as you race with these characters to uncover the truth.

"Chosen People" is, in my humble opinion, one of Robert Whitlow's best novels to date. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment, and am confident you will too! 5 out of 5 stars.

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about the author...

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Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. Website:; Twitter: @whitlowwriter; Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks.

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