The Making of Herman Faust
When the walls come tumbling down…
Herman Faust is the no-nonsense Director of the LandesKriminalamt (LKA), and long-time friend of Kommissar Joseph Heinz. His career spans thirty years, and he is now on the cusp of retirement. Although usually cool and in control, a man of dry wit, it wasn't always so for Faust. With experience, came wisdom, hard won wisdom for which he paid a high price.
1988: For rookie officer Herman Faust, a routine, late night traffic stop turns into the apprehension of a high priority defector, one with ties to the Soviet bio-weapons program Obolensk. After bringing the woman and her brother in for questioning, the man disappears, and the woman is found inside her holding cell…dead. The American CIA intervenes, confiscating the woman’s corpse and demanding answers even as more bodies pile up around them. Faust has none to offer, but begins receiving anonymous calls threatening his family, and his own life. As clues come to light linking his superior, Captain Rolf Rheinhardt, to the woman, and to a Soviet plot to launch a biological weapon on the American Embassy, Faust knows he must risk all to stop the deadly pathogen from being released on innocent civilians. The stability of West Berlin is at risk, and if Faust fails to solve the case, it will be war! This is his story. This is the making of Herman Faust.
About Michele E. Gwynn (San Antonio, Texas Author)
Michele E. Gwynn is an award winning, Amazon Bestselling Multigenre Author (Amazon Bestsellers Lists for: Once Upon a Midnight, Oct, 2016 Amazon US; The Winter Wishes Collection, March & April 2017 Amazon UK) of Crime/Detective novels, military romance, and sci-fi and fantasy books. Her career in writing began as a local journalist in San Antonio. From there, Gwynn moved to online content and celebrity interviews. An avid reader, she tried her hand at fiction following an unexplained encounter in January of 1996. Harvest became the first book of a science fiction trilogy based on a true encounter. But a trip to Berlin inspired her flagship crime series, The Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series. Bitten by the writing bug, more books followed with no end in sight. Today, she continues to plot tales, care for her feline fur babies, and take day trips around Texas meeting new people, hearing their stories. You might find her at a local BBQ joint or milling around a flea market or antique store. She'll be the one smiling, saying hello. Before long, you'll be telling her all about yourself like you just ran into an old friend. It's a Texas thing.