(PRWEB) March 16, 2005
The KO Artist is a fast, exciting read that starts with a shocking, mysterious incident in a New York Lower East Side high school gym class and escalates from there, taking us to Paris, Athens and back to the Big Apple. It asks what happens when a young man who loves to create finds he has a lethal punch and when his bent for creating comes in violent conflict with a life of destruction that promises riches and fame.
The characters he meets on the way are a Mike Tyson clone who wants to drive the young manÂs nose through his brain, a mob boss who plays the kinds of games Roman emperors indulged in and wants more than his pound of flesh from our hero, an ambitious and lusty magazine writer who is an Ashley Judd look-alike and who, if not an actual nymphomaniac, comes as close to it as any young man might wish, and an Israeli woman journalist Âfor whom lovemaking is like Greco-Roman wrestling.Â
In addition, there is a Morgan Freeman type ex-contender-turned-trainer who wants to create the champion he himself had never been, an Italian workaholic cuckold who stops traffic for miles, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, then shedding tears when a policeman stops him, there are movie stars, terrorists, an attractive Midwestern flight attendant who makes her home in Japan, a sultry Sicilian siren, thereÂs New York, Paris, Athens, a lot going on in this book, and all of it converges on resolving the shocking mystery that started the whirlwind adventure and is threatening to violently end the protagonistÂs life.
Ellen Steele, former senator from New Mexico, calls the novel Âan engaging first effort.Â Roger Corman, film producer says, ÂKamhiÂs The KO Artist is a knockout.Â
The KO Artist is a first novel by Maurice Kamhi who has lived with violence ever since, dodging bullets and bombs, he made his way from war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia, through Italy to the U.S. Since then, he has gotten a Film Degree from CCNY, been a teacher, social worker, actor, playwright, director, and one of the top fencers in the country. He once eliminated the reigning Olympic Champion in an international competition, fenced for F. Murray Abraham in the movie, By the Sword, and coached Matthew Modine for his sword and dagger scenes in Cutthroat Island.
For those who are in the mood to adventure with a page turner that jolts our curiosity and draws us to the crossroads a young man faces when he has to choose between the creative, peaceful road and the fame-and-riches destructive one, the multidimensional, exciting characters he encounters on his journey, and the mystery he has to chase down in order to save his life, this is the book to grab hold of and feel the sparks fly.
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