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Murder in the Holy Place
Book Series Left Behind: The Kids
Author Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date 2003
Preceded By Breakout!
Followed By Escape 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 Thompson Jr. and Lionel Washington 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 United States, Vicki Byrne 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.
  • The only appearance of Cal Trachsel.