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


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.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Publisher Steps Up

Melange stepped up, and I can be satisfied now with the new cover design for Killer of Killers. The Killer Eyes design went back to that first background fire, which I liked from the beginning, and both covers are finally good to go. Here they are:

Finally, the final Final Design for KOK
The image to the left is the new design for Killer of Killers. Not all the issues were resolved. The skull's nose hole still looks deformed, the city skyline could be better, and the title text should be bold-faced, but the bottom line is that the silhouetted figure, from the waist up, at least, is taken from my "doctored" image. It looks like Trent Smith would look, meaning the figure is muscular and heroic looking. Just as he's described in the book. So for that reason, I can be satisfied.

And the Final Design for Killer Eyes
As for the Killer Eyes cover design to the right, it's been good from the get go. Now I can get back to work on Book Three. Killer on the Payroll.

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