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

THE VASE

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.



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Finished Round One Edits, but...

I completed the edits to Killer Eyes last night and sent them to Melange. It was bedtime so I didn't double-check the file I sent, (like I usually do,) but when I came to work this morning, I accessed my email account, and went to the "sent" section of my email and double checked the file. For some reason, all the changes I made were not showing. I was like, "WTF?"

I emailed Nancy just now and asked if my changes are showing, and I hope she answers they are and all is good. But I don't know why the file on my work computer seems all screwed up. I can't go home and check the file on my home computer. Not for another seven or eight hours, so in the meantime I'll be in limbo, unless Nancy answers that it's all fine on her computer.

It's another 'wouldn't you know' kind of thing. Of course things can't go smoothly. Even when your publisher and you are on the same page, something else has to go wrong. Maybe it's just some quirk on my work computer and nothing more, so we'll see.

UPDATE:
Nancy just replied that the changes and comments are indeed showing. So I guess it's just a glitch on my work computer and all is well. What a great publisher I have to reply so fast.

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