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About the Author
As a graduate of the NYU School of Law, and a retired captain in the US Army in Germany, Harold J. Fischel delivers suspenseful books that are full of wit and entertainment. Originally from Netherlands, he and his family travelled across many countries after the Nazi invasion and settled in Curacao and Aruba. After that, they migrated to the United States and has lived and worked on four different continents. His extraordinary life and abundant travelling gave him the edge to use his experiences in writing compelling works of fiction. He is now retired and lives in Michigan with his wife, and is currently in the process of putting the final touches on a new novel. It’s a fictional story of two soul-mates, embellished by the addition of more secondary characters, subplots, and action-packed adventures in realistic settings. So far, I have read seven of his works and would like to share them in this article.
At such a young age, Anthony’s life is anything but ordinary. He is the secret love child of a renowned general and his beautiful mistress. When his father died from a plane crash, her mother gained popularity from her affair with the highly respected general and became a model. However, she was diagnosed with bone cancer. As if things aren’t too much to handle, he also becomes a target of the bullies in their new neighborhood. But the never-ending early struggles in Anthony’s youth didn’t stop him from growing up to be a good man. Soon, his tragic childhood starts to heal when he meets the love of his life.
Taylor has everything a young man could ever want. He is rich and popular in school as the star quarterback, so he can have any girl he wants. But when finds that his father has taken his own life, his world turns upside down. Under the care of his grandparents, he is separated from Maria, the only girl he loves, and ends up leaving. He bounces from one job to another and travels through continents to find Maria. Despite his determination, luck doesn’t seem to be on his side when he gets involved in an incident and is wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Will he ever see Maria again?
3. Never Too Late
Sharleen and Clint are high school sweethearts. When they meet again after many years, their lives are completely different. Sharleen lives in a mansion as the wife of a big-time mafia boss, while Clint is struggling financially due to the renovation of his restaurant. Moreover, his wife is suffering from a life-threatening illness. Sharleen uses her mafia connections to help people, but she learns of the disadvantages in getting involved with the mafia. Soon, she is held captive in the mansion and must escape. Will anyone be able to save Sharleen?
4. Do No Evil
Jason takes after his father. He is skilled, intelligent, only focuses on his career, and breaks women’s heart. Catherine, his high school sweetheart has to live with Jason and his mother to avoid being sexually abused by her stepfather. This harsh reality about Catherine is just one of the many other bad things that Jason will encounter in his life. When he goes on a business trip and the plane gets hijacked by terrorists, he witnesses merciful killings, but the evil deed doesn’t stop there. There are more dreadful things in the world than anyone can imagine.
Bret is the son of a famous movie star, while Melony is an ordinary but intelligent student who got the nickname, “Scarecrow” for being skinny. He asks Melony to the prom with a clear intention of giving the gold-digging cheerleader Holly a lesson. When their plan fails, Melony ends up as Holly’s target for bullying and Bret takes responsibility by protecting her. This brings them closer together, and as they grow up and mature, they encounter more challenging trials in life. Can they stay together and surpass the many difficulties that come their way?
As a US Army officer surrounded by Kurdish forces in Iraq, Matt Ramsey must protect the confidentiality of the secret mission he’s in charge of. But when he meets Helga, a beautiful Russian woman, he gets accused of sending top-secret documents to Russians and finds himself charged with espionage and treason. Matt receives an offer to reduce his sentence provided that he testifies against Helga, but he naturally turns it down. Soon, he receives a heartbreaking news about Helga. Will Matt be able to uncover who the real spy is?
7. And What Would You Do?
This book is a collection of short fiction about very difficult situations. The stories involve topics like human trafficking, insurgency, hit-and-run, homicide, and other sensitive and challenging issues.
Here are the ten short stories in this book: (1) Loyal, Gullible & In Love, (2) Insider Trading Refused, (3) Hate & Revenge, (4) Charlotte is Missing, (5) Loyalty Destroyed, (6) Manipulation & Deceit, (7) Red, White, Blue, (8) Refusing to Blindly Follow, (9), Turning Down First String, and (10) Run, Tommy, Run.
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