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Billy Jenkins: Europe's King of the Cowboys By Hugo N. Gerstl
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Billy Jenkins’ career spans the years 1895-1954. He was King of the Cowboys, the most popular act in all Germany, hero of German pulp fiction – the last genuine hero of the... More > “American” Wild West. Yet, like Karl May before him, he never set foot in America... Billy became one of the world’s earliest superstars. He thrilled millions between the two World Wars, built a palatial mansion on the hill in Berlin, complete with a dude ranch in his backyard. In 1932, after joining the Nazi Party, he became their favorite, and soon reached the pinnacle of his success – this, despite the fact that he was half-Jewish! As his star waned, not because he was Jewish but because his name sounded too American as Germany entered World War II, Billy rediscovered his Jewish roots, and… but that’s for the reader to find out.< Less
Assassin - The Ultimate Thriller By Hugo N. Gerstl
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The ultimate thriller—with a twist. Forty-five years ago, a set of twins was separated at birth when their parents were caught in the crossfire between police and robbers. Flash forward to the... More > present. Five billionaires plot to assassinate Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, by hiring the most expensive killer in the world. Iran learns of the plot through a web of sex, lies, and betrayal, but they know they are hopelessly outclassed in counterterrorism. Only one service in the world has the wherewithal to bring down the assassin—Israel, a country Iran refuses to recognize. Nevertheless, Iran finally manages to hire Israel’s best counterterrorist. Unknown to one another, the assassin is one twin and the Israeli counterterrorist is the other. Let the chase begin! If you like a great thriller, such as The Day of the Jackal, you will certainly love ASSASSIN. It stands apart from other thrillers because it is truly original and goes outside the box to run circles around other books in this genre.< Less
Legacy - The Birth of Modern Turkey By Hugo N. Gerstl
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Today Turkey stands at the center of the world as the preeminent Middle Eastern power broker. And yet there are increasing signs that beneath the glittering exterior, Turkey is a dormant volcano... More > ready to explode, as it has done so many times throughout history. The endless fight to bring freedom of the press and freedom of speech is at the core of this historical fiction masterpiece. Readers endure the agony of defeat and ultimately celebrate the triumphant human spirit through four memorable characters. This is a story about the coming of age of modern Turkey. As this rewarding epic shows, if you don’t learn from the past, you’re doomed to repeat it. Hugo N. Gerstl, celebrated American lawyer and author, lived in Turkey for two years, fell in love with the land and its people, and has returned often. Gerstl’s LEGACY was published in Turkey (titled MIRAS), one of the very few novels about Turkish history by a foreign author to be accorded such an honor.< Less