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, July 15, 2015

Final Cover to Killer of Killers is pretty much done

The Melange artists must be real busy, so I took care of things myself. I'm an artist, after all, so why not? No one knows my character in Killer of Killers better than I do, so I made the dude on the cover look more like him, and I fixed that nose hole in the skull, too. Didn't think I could do that, but I realized that the hole wasn't a "double" hole, it was a deformed one. So I used my computer's, "Paint" app and fixed it. The only thing I couldn't do was stretch that skyline across the bottom of the design. Here it is:
KOK Final Cover 2
So even if they can't make the city skyline cover the entire bottom, I'll be satisfied. But if they can, all the better. Now, just waiting for them to reply. I'll call the Killer of Killers cover done. Now just want to see what a face in the cover of Killer Eyes will look like. Hopefully that will happen soon, because I'm wrapping up the final edits today. I think.

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