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By Yaron Levite
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A gripping thriller that gives you a street level perspective of the Middle East conflict!

THE PLOT

The Mohandas is an action packed thriller telling the story of two young men from both sides of the Gaza-Israel border - Hashim, an eighteen year Palestinian high school graduate, and Shalev, an eighteen year old soldier in the IDF paratrooper brigade. The two cross paths and set off on a journey of mutual discovery. On the way they meet a variety of characters; a polls-addicted Prime Minster, an freedom fighter turned pacifist, a heartless undercover agent and a surprising underground love story.

Want to know what it's really like inside the tunnels and who are those hunting for them? Who are the men and women behind the current conflict? What are their motivations and passions? The story takes place on both sides of the border, a breathless journey through the alleyways of Gaza City, the nightclubs of Tel Aviv, the beautiful views of Jerusalem, the dusty heat in the border town of Sderot, the underground border tunnels into Egypt.

Take a fictional ride through today's current events!

Read the first chapters of the book online or download them in pdf format at this link.

THE PROCESS

It has been two years since I started out on the novel, and while juggling a full time career, 3 daughters and the uncertainties of the global economy, I have just recently finished the third draft of the book (after two painful edits by two different editors) and am almost done.
I believe in the story and in the message it brings, and I feel that this book should be published in the most professional way possible.

THE BUDGET

The budget will go towards the following:

  • Editing services - I have decided to go the full monty and hire the best editor possible for my book. I have been honored to have the great Alan Rinzler agree to work with me (he has edited such greats as Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler, Tom Robbins and many more.) 
  • Preparations for print (design, page layout, ISBN number, etc...)
  • Printing first edition

IF YOU GOT THIS FAR IN THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION...

...then you're either interested in the project, or you're my Mother. If the former, thanks for your interest, support and belief. If the latter, I'll be over with the girls on Friday. Can you make lasagna?

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    All previous rewards (ebook, autographed postcard, autographed printed copy) AND your name FIRST in the acknowledgement page AND three extra print copies, gifts for your friends AND a video chat session with the author (great for library and book club meetings). You are a true believer and you deserve it all!

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS - TRAVELER. Includes all previous rewards AND and full page dedication page AND and I will personally take you on a five star tour of all the sites mentioned in the book (within the green line) and share with you the background and process of writing THE MOHANDAS. The tour will include the wonderful meals that appear in the book!

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