Into the Hand of a Woman by Carla C. Ohse

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Carla C. Ohse

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Based on the Biblical story of Deborah and Barack but set in twenty-first century. This action packed novel exposes the injustices inflicted upon women in the Middle East including human trafficking. The novel runs the spectrum of a protagonist’s spirit strong and courageous.


Adventure, Romance, Drama,Adventure,Romance

Short Summary

Judge Deborah Miller departs Manhattan for Israel intent to investigate exploited women held and sold in a northern secretive camp. Deborah exhorts her guide, the equally strong-willed Lieutenant Barack Cohen, to expose the evil , rogue Israeli officer Sisera

Deborah is put on a plane back to NYC. Confused and depressed until Barack flies to the states and finds her to explain that by dismantling the camp, the ones responsible were jailed or killed. Love rekindled.


New York City and Israel

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Deborah Miller

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Educated, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Aspiring,Educated,Decisive,Engaging,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Barak Cohan

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Honorable, Masculine, Patriotic, Educated, Engaging, Heartthrob, Heroic,Masculine,Decisive,Leader,Patriotic,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sisera

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Criminal, Greedy, Leader, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Badass,Badass,Crazy,Criminal,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Power Hungry,Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Jael

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Desperate, Insecure, Uneducated,Insecure,Uneducated,Complex,Desperate,Obedient

Development Pitch

If the title, Mission Impossible, hadn’t already been taken it would have been the perfect title for this story. Though many Biblical stories have been put to the big screen Into the Hand of a Woman is not told in Biblical time. It is indeed a story from Judges 4&5 but this one is told in the 21st century.. Author took many liberties to bring this fascinating story to it’s end. The Bible does not answer the question of why Jael killed Sisera. This author answers that question. From beginning to end this action-packed story is ideal for the big screen and a challenge for any upcoming producer and/or director.

About The Author

Carla C. Ohse lives with her husband, Robert in the villages of Custer and Fountain in Western Michigan. Carla graduated from Michigan State Michigan in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, taught elementary school in the Lansing area, and after marriage in Custer. Carla chose to be a full-time mom after three children came along. The couple has farmed over fifty years, and as of this writing, Robert is still farming.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Year Published: 2012, edited in 2019

Hard Copy Available