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The Endurance of Howard Kaplan, Author of ‘The Damascus Cover’

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Last month, author Howard Kaplan wrote a BookTrib piece about the adaptation of his book, The Damascus Cover, 40 years after its initial release. The book, which had been out of print for decades was recently re-released and is enjoying a renewed success.  BookTrib had the opportunity to chat with Howard Kaplan and discuss the book’s endurance over the last 40 years, the journey to the big screen, what inspired him to write the story and how important reconciliation, the theme of his book, is to the world. BookTrib: The Damascus Cover is the result of a trip you took to Syria in 1971. What about that region made you want to capture it in novel form? HK: That’s exactly correct.…

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Gayle Lynds spins tale of intrigue in The Assassins

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When master spy Judd Ryder returns in The Assassins (St. Martin’s Press; June 30, 2015) the latest thriller from best-selling author Gayle Lynds, he’s not only doing battle with the Carnivore, an infamous Cold War killer. He’s fighting for his life, his reputation and his destiny—all the while conducting a delicate balancing act deciding whether and when to unleash his own deadly abilities. “Judd is a reluctant hero,” Lynds said in an exclusive interview with BookTrib. “He doesn’t like ‘the life’ in espionage because he’s really good at it, and that frightens him. He has a power inside him, as many of us do, but his is a darker power. So he’s always on that razor’s edge of when to…

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