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.



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Cover Design for Killer of Killers

Well, with a new cover artist comes a completely new style for my Killer Series. I was always happy with the first cover for Killer of Killers, but when I asked for a matching cover, it just didn't work. I have included with this post a "screen shot" of the four covers, meaning the original cover for Killer of Killers and a potential matching cover for the sequel, Killer Eyes. They're the two on the bottom and you can see it doesn't work. They look nothing like sequels, or a continuation of the same story.


The two covers on top exemplify the new style. I like the new style, and they certainly do match, meaning they look like they are sequels and a continuing story. They work very well together.

But for Killer of Killers, I asked to switch the text and author name so that the text is where the author name is and the author name is where the text is. That's from the original design format and I want that to remain. Killer Eyes has it that way, and it looks right that way.


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