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.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

John Dunn to be released in 2016

My publisher, Dana Robinson at KRP told me that they are going to publish John Dunn in 2016, and that Second Chance would be released in 2017. That's one book a year, not two in one year like I was thinking the other day. With Killer Eyes coming out in 2015, it'll be one a year for three years in a row. If I can get Book Three in the killer series finished sometime in 2016, that might be published in 2017, then that will be the year I have two books published in one year.

That's not my goal, really, it's just something to note. This coming year I do figure to write two books in one year. Book Three in the Killer Series and that MG/YA book I've mentioned from time to time called Inside the Outhouse. If they can be finished by next summer, then that might wrap up my book writing career. Unless I go ahead with that ultimate historical fiction book, I've considered for a while. That will be quite an undertaking, needing an lot of research and a lot of time to write. But with all my other projects completed...well, we'll see.

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