Lazlo’s Revenge

by Glen Thomas Hierlmeier



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781514489314
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781514489321
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781514489307

About the Book

It is the story above all, and Lazlo’s Revenge is an excellent story, inspired by true events in places devastated by war, and those who suffered greatly. Readers develop a personal relationship with the characters, Lazlo, Gertrude, Captain Koz, and others, leaving them wanting more. Max Fischer (Maxine Schoellkopf Fischer, fictional narrator of Lazlo’s Revenge), a writer and Swiss war correspondent whose parents lived the tragedies of the Great World Wars, set out to see the very places, and events her parents survived on their odyssey to escape danger and death. Lazlo’s Revenge is the story Max unearthed in her travels back through time. She is the fictional daughter of Hank and Roberta Fischer, the main characters in a previous book, Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War. Hank and Roberta are an unlikely couple to fall in love (Hank is an American soldier stationed in Germany after the war, and the German girl, Roberta, is the daughter of a Nazi SS Officer being sought by American and British security forces for war crimes). Max is their daughter, born at the end of the previous novel, and now returning to write their story of love and war. Fascinated by the characters who influenced the lives of her parents, in Lazlo’s Revenge, Max pursues her quest for understanding. She follows the life-story of Lazlo Floznik, the man who saved her parents’ lives, and helped them escape catastrophe in Europe, seeking safe refuge beyond the reach of security forces that sought to imprison them. The years leading up to World War I, the time between the wars, and the experiences of World War II release their secrets as she explores her family roots, a deeply emotional story bound by the intense love stories of Lazlo, and his father, Miklos, before him.

About the Author

The author graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, then earned an MBA at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin, and completed studies in Advanced Cost and Economic Analysis at the Air Force Institute of Technology. His active duty during the Viet Nam War, and early military assignments on the manned Orbiting Laboratory and the design phase of the F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft provided insights into the workings of the military and developed a keen interest in military history. These experiences served as a unique foundation for this novel as well as a previous companion novel, Honor & Innocence, Against the Tides of War. After leaving the Air Force in 1974, Glen returned to his home state of Wisconsin where he joined the First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee, and attended the Rutgers University School of Executive Bank Management. In 1979, he moved on to become President and CEO of MGIC Development Corporation, followed by several real estate development and management companies. Glen retired in 2009 to devote full time to his grandchildren and his writing. He resides with his wife, RuthAnn, in Bakersfield, California.