This is by the author of East Wind, Rain, and The Rainmaker. This is an extraordinary fictional portrait of the era of Jesus Christ. Seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene and Judas Iscariot. Behold the Man is about love in spirit and in flesh, revenge, and a desperate quest for the truth. It combines the epic drama and historical detail of Benn Hur, I Claudius, and The Robe.
The beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant, Mary is a woman who covets the opulent Roman lifestyle in defiance of her family and her heritage. Judas the son of a poor leather trader is a troubled young man consumed by hatred for those who have invaded his homeland. From the first moment they meet, Mary and Judas are drawn to one another. Bound together by misfortune and a deep abiding love, boht for each other and for Jesus, their paths merge, as they seek hope in the face of despair and renewal in the wake of tragedy.