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Murder in the Holy Place
Book SeriesLeft Behind: The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date2003
Preceded ByBreakout!
Followed ByEscape to Masada

"Murder in the Holy Place" is the 30th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. It's release date was in 2003. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

After witnessing a horrific plane crash, Judd and Lionel must find a way back to Jerusalem on their own. A terrifying scene awaits them as Nicolae Carpathia prepares for another deadly display.

Back in the States, Vicki helps a new believer by contacting an acquaintance of long ago. The decision thrusts the kids into a meeting with a Global Community worker and leads to an unexpected adventure.

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Believers:

Global Community:



  • Pete Davidson is arrested and executed by The Global Community.
  • Commander Kruno Fulcire makes his first physical appearance in the series. He is responsible for Pete's death and later lies on television about Pete's interrogation and Tsion Ben-Judah's followers.
  • Claudia Zander's name is added to the Undecided section.
  • First physical appearance of Josey Fogarty since book 4.
  • First physical appearance of Tom Fogarty since book 7, who finally becomes a believer after almost accepting the mark of Carpathia.
  • With Pete's death, there are no remaining members of the Davidson family.
  • Sam Goldberg tells Judd Thompson Jr. that General Solomon Zimmerman was beheaded for refusing Carpathia's mark.


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