During World War II, this “Child of Miracles” gives hope to thousands of Marines during some of the deadliest battles in the Pacific.

    The story opens with fierce battles raging between the Japanese and Marines for control of Henderson airfield on Guadalcanal. During these battles, natives on the island find a wounded child of six in the jungle. Padre’s prayer vigil brings her back from near-death. He coincidentally names her “Patsy Li.”

    The saga then takes us back to early 1942, where a child is fleeing from Singapore with her mother aboard a crowded evacuation ship. Suddenly the ship sinks. Separated and set adrift in treacherous waters, mother and child survive. The mother never gives up the search for her child.

    Many years later, a reunification meeting of Patsy at the orphanage with her possible mother. When all seems lost, unexpected evidence appears that suggests that Patsy might indeed be her long lost child.

    They both become U.S. citizens with the help of Padre’s official contacts. Patsy Li ultimately overcomes her traumatic experiences, until a later DNA test changes everything—or does it?

    Captain Rev. Frederic P. Gehring was the First Naval Chaplain to receive the Legion of Merit Medal from the President of United States, and the Presidential Unit Citation, for his heroic work on Guadalcanal.

    About the Author:

    After receiving an honorable discharge from the USAF, in the mid-1950s, Robert Thomas Fertig worked at the Columbia University Physics Lab, setting up experiments for graduate-level students. Soon thereafter, he became an Information Technology travelling instructor for General Electric.

    He later joined Sperry Univac, as Competitive Analyst, where he created the popular Corporate Newsletter, “Industry Measures.” Fertig then moved to Advanced Computer Techniques, as Vice President of the Technology Analysis Group. Subsequently, he founded Enterprise Information Systems, as President.

    Robert T. Fertig is the author and/or co-author of ten books. His more recent works include Guardianship Reality, Consequences, Culture Battles, Middle East Quicksand (a novel and possible future TV series), and Best Interests of the Children. Mr. Fertig also spent a total of ten years as Guardian ad Litem volunteer and Eldercare.

  • Middle East Quicksand

    This is a “historical espionage thriller,” that names people, places and events that have happened, and those that are likely to soon come to pass. Some of the key players in this international plot include: Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump; former Secretary of State John Kerry, Hillary Clinton; and key influential leaders of EU, NATO and the Middle East.

    Vincent Renaldo was leading a sedate suburban life and mundane corporate job until now. He’s now on a quest for real meaning in life, passion and true love. Vince gets ensnared in the “quicksand” of espionage plots, and love affairs with three women. Which of these women will satisfy his quest: There is Eva, the wild seductress of Monaco. There is Anne, the beautiful double agent, with all the right connections. There is Susan, the devoted loving wife and mother of his children.

    Vincent learns the lessons of life when he becomes involved in an international plot between Iran, Syria, Israel and the United States comes together to confront him. He discovers that the real battleground on earth is that one absolute freedom that we all have: choosing between good and evil.

    Quicksand is a page-turner you won’t be able to put down!

    “This author has certainly done his research. … His ability to keep readers entertained with the [actual] historical facts, as well as romance and corruption, adds to the excitement. The author has done an extraordinary job of describing events, corruption, and seedy characters. Readers will feel as if they were right there. Quicksand is scary, informational and very entertaining.” Carol Hoyer, PhD., for Reader Views.

    About the author:

    Robert Thomas Fertig is a veteran of the USAF. At the Columbia University Graduate Physics Lab, he was responsible for setting up experiments. At General Electric, he taught computer programming, nationally. At Sperry Univac, Fertig was a Competitive Analyst. He later became Vice President of Advanced Computer Techniques Corporation. He established Enterprise Information Systems, Inc., an IT Consulting Firm. Robert T. Fertig is the author or co-author of nine books: Quicksand, Guardianship Reality, Culture Battles, Consequences, the Beauty and Wonder of Transcendent Truths, The Software Revolution, Best Interests of the Children, and Engineering Workstations. For five years, he was a volunteer with Guardian ad Litem (CASA), and is currently an Eldercare Guardian, in Pinellas County, Florida.