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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

So Who Could Play the Role of John Dunn?

I've talked about actors and movies and my books, and who could play who in my books. Trent Smith, the lead character in Killer of Killers and the soon to be published Killer Eyes would be played by Dustin Clare, and Amber Heard could play the part of Samantha Jones, but who would play the role of John Dunn?

John Dunn was described as a medium to tall man with a strong build. He was bearded and had dark hair. Colin Farrell comes to mind, although he is Irish, whereas Dunn was of Scottish  descent. He's 38 right now, so once again the age factor will be a problem. I don't expect this book to be published before next year, so that means if anyone wants to make it into a movie, Colin Farrell will be in his forties by then.

After Colin Farrell, I'm not sure. Most of the well known leading men are getting too old now. And the up and comers haven't really established themselves yet. Not to me anyway. Actors who might have been right for the part include Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and even Tom Cruise. But again, they're all too old now.

Some of the younger actors who might be right include Ryan Reynolds,, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, and Ewan McGregor. Another actor could be Henry Cavill, but since he's Superman, that might not be a good idea. But on the other hand, maybe it would. Here's a photo lithograph of John Dunn, so  it's not like we don't know what he looked like. Which of these actors could be made to look like him? Hhhmmnn...

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