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, July 21, 2015

Second Chance Submitted to Knox Robinson

I just sent the Second Chance manuscript to Dana Robinson, the publisher of Knox Robinson Publishing, and hopefully she will agree to publishing it in 2016 along with John Dunn, Heart of a Zulu, but about two or three months apart.

I requested a July or August release for Second Chance because that's when football season starts. And since Second Chance is a football story, it would be a good time to release it. I asked for the John Dunn book to be released in March or April. If it happens, it will be the first time I had two books published in the same year.

That totals five books, including Killer Eyes, which has just been edited. That means there's going to be no more revisions for any other books until the editing begins for John Dunn and Second Chance. Now what? Well, I have three other books on the back burner. They are:

1-Book Three of the Killer Series

2-An MG/YA story

3-Another historical fiction story.

So which one do I start writing next? Hhmmnn...

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