In the tradition of epic novels like Exodus and Cast a Giant Shadow, Isaac’s Beacon is a sweeping historical tale based on the real events of Israel’s founding—bringing alive the power and complexities of the birth of the Jewish state out of the ashes of the Holocaust. 

Bestselling author David L. Robbins, called “the Homer of World War II,” turns his mastery of the historical novel to another defining moment of the twentieth century: the birth of the state of Israel.


“…an instant classic.”

Jeff Shaara, NYTimes best-selling historical fiction novelist

War Of The Rats

David L. Robbins’

Best-Selling WWII Novel

 Available worldwide in over 20 languages.


“A historical thriller with the punch of a full metal jacket.”
—The Denver Post

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Critical acclaim

“David L. Robbins takes us from Hitler’s camps through the British Mandate in Palestine, onto a rocky kibbutz, and into the dangerous Irgun. A profound and pivotal novel of the birth of the State of Israel, with all its adventures and tragedies on display. This is Robbins—historian, humanist, and master novelist—at the top of his game. An epic and timeless work.”

“The story is a dotty, coincidence-filled Modesty Blaise-style caper dressed up in academic clothing – an excellent combination. I loved it.”

“The action is exciting and the pace furious … a screw-tightening story.”

“Set in a WWII prison camp in the Philippines, Broken Jewel is both a touching love story and thriller of a read.”