Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Great to Have My Friend and Critique Partner, Max Lewis

Welcome, Max.

A little about Max . . .

Joseph Max Lewis served as a member of an Operational Detachment in the U.S. Army's Seventh Special Forces Group, the storied Green Berets. During his service Lewis received antiterrorist training and his detachment was tasked to "Special Projects." Afterward, he served as an instructor at the Special Forces Qualification Course. Lewis attended the Pennsylvania State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the University of Tel Aviv in Israel, and the University of Pittsburgh, receiving degrees in International Politics and Law while being certified in Middle East Studies.

After living and studying abroad, first in the Middle East and then Southeast Asia, Lewis returned home to practice law. He’s a columnist in the New Bethlehem Leader-Vindicator and currently lives, writes, and practices law in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About the book:

The Diaries of Pontius opens when a member of an archeological team is murdered along the shores of the Dead Sea. We learn that the murderer and victim are both spies, observing the expedition and grappling with the fact that the team has just discovered some controversial artifacts.

In fact, Archeologist Kevin Elliot and his Deputy, Jill Gates have unearthed twenty copper scrolls etched with the results of Pontius Pilate’s year long criminal investigation into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They manage to open one scroll far enough to take a series of digital photographs of the writings and email them to a Professor of Ancient Latin for translation. Unaware of the scrolls content, Kevin and Jill are unprepared when they’re caught between an ancient conspiracy of global power that’s determined to destroy the scrolls and everyone connected to them, and a small, fledgling volunteer group, the only force on earth that stands between Kevin, Jill and certain death.

If you want to know more than that, you’re going to have to buy the book or win the contest.

Release date is August 3, at Trestle Press -,, Barnes and and book sellers can get it via Trestle or Baker & Taylor.

READERS: you have two chances to win Max's book: post a comment today, then return on Wednesday, August 8 for his author interview and leave your comment and email address. Two Chances! Don't miss out.



Yvonne Anderson said...

This sounds like a book I'd like to read! And your background, Max, should provide some wonderful experience and depth to your writing. My email address, should I be fortunate enough to win a copy of this book, is yvonneanderson101 at gmail dot com.
Thank you!

Linda Glaz said...

Fantastic premise and I'll bet with his mil background, he brings plenty of excitement to the topic.

Patty Kyrlach said...

Love the premise of this story. Thanks,Carole, for introducing us to this author.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Good morning Max,
First I want to thank you for your service to our country!
Secondly, I can't wait to read your new book. It's on my "have to read" list.
Blessings to you my friend,

Karen said...

Wow. Sounds like a great book. I'll be back on the 8th for another chance to win.

Nancy Kimball said...

Sounds like my kind of read. Please enter me in the drawing! nancykimball at hotmail

Sharon Kirk Clifton said...

What an intriguing premise! This book sounds very good. I'd love to read it.

Write on!
Because of Christ,
Sharon Kirk Clifton

Great Lakes Romances said...

Best wishes with this book. Sounds like an intriguing winner!
Donna Winters
bigwaterpub at gmail dot com

Great Lakes Romances said...

Best wishes with this title. Sounds like an intriguing story!
Donna Winters
bigwaterpub at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

I love to red thrillers, especially Christian thrillers. Sounds like it would be a great one to get my hands on! Great to find new authors to read and always on the lookout.

karenk said...

this book intrigues me...thanks for the chance to read it

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Linore Burkard said...

What an exciting, original story idea. Blessings on your book, Kevin, and thanks for letting us know about it, Carole.

Jenny Faull said...

I'm looking for a good Christian thriller, and this just might be it! Also, I love a chance at a free book :)

Jenny Faull said...

I'm looking for a good Christian thriller and this might just be the one!!! Also, I love a chance at a free book :)

rubynreba said...

I enjoy thrillers and this certainly looks like one I would like!

Mary Dolmanet said...

The books sounds cool! I'm excited for Max, and wish him all the best.

Lisa Lickel said...

Oh, my - how great to have such a gifted crit partner. And I agree with everyone, Max's book sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds great. I would love to win.



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