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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:224
  • eBook ISBN:9781098351489
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098351472

The Death of Hercules

A DocuNovel

by Daniel Yarosh View author's profile page

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Do you have a family story?  One that places your ancestors in transforming events?  This is mine.

But the story that was passed around the dinner table and told at funerals did not quite line up with historical facts.  After years of research I pieced together what might have really happened, with real people and actual events.

This thriller about love in a revolution, and the choices we make in chaos, will keep you entranced in a magical and scary time 100 years ago.

November 1918: World War I had just ended and the deadly Spanish flu was raging across the world. Max Shertok, an immigrant US Army Private, leaves his Big Red One fighting unit in France to rescue his parents from civil war in Russia. On his way East he meets Zalmund Hofitz and Deena Wójick, renegades from the Bolshevik Revolution. The pair had fought police in the mayhem of worker revolts in Poland, carried guns for the Bolsheviks in the Red Terror in Moscow, and ran contraband for the crime syndicate in the decadence of Kyiv. Together, the explosive triangle produces love, betrayal, arrest and mass murder in the chaos that consumed Europe after the Peace. Will Max make it through the Cossacks, White Army, Anarchists, Ukrainian Nationals and Bolsheviks to his parents and back home to the US? Based on real people and true stories of the most tumultuous time of the Century.
About the author
Daniel B. Yarosh holds a PhD in molecular biology and is an accomplished scientist, entrepreneur and business executive. He has written dozens of scientific papers, patents, and a popular book on beauty, "The New Science of Perfect Skin." He is retired and lives with his wife in the New York City area.

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