Self publishing a book is an exciting undertaking. Because we understand the dedication that is required to write a quality book, we like to feature our top authors each week so that you can get to know a little bit more about them and their book. This week, we are featuring Olivia Rodan Jacobs’ Jerusalem 3,000.

In her latest book, self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Olivia Rodan Jacobs, sets her thoughtful new thriller in the pivotal year 1996, commemorating Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the center of Jewish political and religious life for three millennia.

Her engaging plot includes not only international intrigue, terrorist schemes, and computer hacking, but also explores the ambivalences and motivations of both Jewish and Arab protagonists. The 294-page novel sits easily on the fiction shelf, yet the book’s premise is progressively reinforced by snippets of history and it bears solid credentials as a historical/political treatise.

American Kate Gottlieb arrives in Jerusalem claiming to be simply on vacation, but she calls Shin Bet agent Ari Yannai and hands him a note from a murdered Mossad agent. When her next move is to make contact with suspected Palestinian terrorist Ayub Farid, Ari enlists the help of his old university roommate Peter Braden in a race against time to unlock the note’s mysterious code.

In this carefully crafted, entertaining thriller, Jacobs also prompts her readers to consider the dilemma of the Palestinian refugees and how keep everyday citizens safe from terrorism.


Olivia Rodan Jacobs has studied and worked in Israel. An extensive traveler, she has always called Santa Barbara home. Jacobs lives with her husband on an oak-shaded lot in a house built of stone reminiscent of Jerusalem limestone.

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