THE SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT Q&A
Please give a warm welcome to Howard Kaplan, author of THE DAMASCUS COVER — Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the late Sir John Hurt,CBE (1940–2017)
The Damascus Cover (The Jerusalem Spy Series Book 1)
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TRANSLATED INTO 7 LANGUAGES.
“KAPLAN IS UP THERE WITH THE BEST” – CLIVE CUSSLER
In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed out agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago, to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto. Or so he thinks.
In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with Ari, but she is asking too many questions. His communication equipment disappears. His contact never shows up. The operation is only hours away and everything seems awry. Desperate to succeed, Ari might risk everything. Even his life.
Feature film adaptation starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers,Sir John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby in theaters 2017.
THE SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT Q&A
Reading your bio I’m intrigued with not only your books, but what it must have been like for you being arrested by the KBG in Russia? That’s a story in itself! How on earth did this feel at the time?
And this lead to your writing career taking off?
In your second novel, Bullets of Palestine, you’ve chosen to write about two very different characters, one Palestinian, the other Israeli. Was it your intention to show these characters in a different light, and how do you feel their lives add to the story’s conflict?
I notice you hold a BA in Middle East History from UC Berkeley and have lived in Israel and travelled extensively through Lebanon, and Syria. What started this passion for learning and writing about the Middle East?
It must be very exciting to have your book made into a major motion picture starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the late Sir John Hurt. That’s got to be every writer’s dream! Were you able to take any part in the film’s creation, or to watch it being filmed? I can’t imagine what it would be like to see actors on the big screen playing characters from a book I’d written.
Are you working on any other projects at the moment?
WHERE DID YOU GET THE ORIGINAL IDEA FOR THE DAMASCUS COVER?
I’ve seen both DAS BOOT and THE DAVINCI CODE! Very exciting!
Where else can we find you online?
Visit my Amazon reviews |Instagram | Goodreads | Patreon Thank you!
2 thoughts on “#SaturdaySpotlight #interview with #author Howard Kaplan of THE DAMASCUS COVER #SaturdayMorning”
What a great cast and sounds like a thrilling suspense story. I enjoyed the interview and thanks for sharing:)
Thank you! It was fun 🙂 I cannot wait to see this 🙂