Will iconic images recorded in the grooves of an ancient vase unite the Holy Land or rip it further apart?


A novel by Mark M. DeRobertis

Muhsin Muhabi is a Palestinian potter, descended from a long line of potters. His business is run from the same shop owned by his ancestors since the day his forebears moved to Nazareth. The region's conflict saw the death of his oldest son, and rogue terrorists are in the process of recruiting his youngest in their plot to assassinate the Pope and Israeli prime minister.

Professor Hiram Weiss is an art historian at Nazareth’s Bethel University. He is also a Shin Bet operative on special assignment. With the help of fellow agent, Captain Benny Mathias, he plans to destroy the gang responsible for the death of his wife and only child. He puts a bomb in the ancient vase he takes on loan from Muhsin’s Pottery Shop.

Mary Levin, the charming assistant to the director of Shin Bet, has lost a husband and most of her extended family to recurring wars and never-ending terrorism. She dedicates her life to the preservation of Israel, but to whom will she dedicate her heart? The brilliant professor from Bethel University? Or the gallant captain who now leads Kidon?

Harvey Holmes, the Sherlock of Haunted Houses, is a Hollywood TV host whose reality show just flopped. When a Lebanese restaurant owner requests his ghost-hunting services, he believes the opportunity will resurrect his career. All he has to do is exorcise the ghosts that are haunting the restaurant. It happens to be located right across the street from Muhsin’s Pottery Shop.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Don't Forget Feedback

Come one, come all, when you buy a copy of  Killer of Killers, don't forget to let me know what you liked or didn't like about it. It's called feedback. And that's one  of  the advantages of a writer's  blog. Readers can let the writer know what they liked or what they didn't like about the book. This is not to be confused with a review. It's more personal. It's a reader communicating directly with an author about the book he or she read.

In the old days, readers had only one way to do that. They could write a letter to the author of  a book. I guess that was the concept of "fan mail." But these days, many authors write blogs, and readers can post comments or even email the author, and it's as fast as typing on your computer. Technology is amazing. I was slow to embrace it, and I still  don't have an iPhone, but I do have a flip type cell phone. And I do use my computer. So I'm getting there.

But I welcome any comments about any of my books. Once Killer Eyes is published, I'll go full steam ahead on the John Dunn revisions, and then continue writing my new book Second Chance. I haven't worked on two books at the same time since KOK and The Vase. That will be exciting. Can't wait.

Just so you know, here is a list of my books in queue:

Killer Eyes - Book Two in the Killer of Killer series
John Dunn, Heart of a Zulu - Based on the true story of John Dunn, the white chief of Zululand
Second Chance - A football story
The Killers Guild - Book Three in the Killer of Killers series
Inside the Outhouse - YA novel about a boy who discovers beings from another dimension

So it's up to me to keep busy and  get these done! Stay tuned.

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