G. Henry Hofer’s Fiction is a Cold War Epic of Tragic Loss & Romance

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“Ian, Crossing Borders” parses truths inside a complex historical picture while entertaining with espionage and thrilling action—this riveting book will grace this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, in Frankfurt, Germany

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G. Henry Hofer’s Ian, Crossing Borders, which is made available through Xlibris since August 2011, is set in the summer of 1976, the US bicentennial year. It is about UCLA professor Ian Frazer who has just suffered the tragic loss of his wife. Another breakage occurs when he finds out that his son is missing in Germany. In journeys he takes around the globe, Frazer acts out a moving, complex path through Cold War history in an amazing adventure of espionage that reminds one of the best of John LeCarré.

The story begins in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and readers realize at once that the main character is at a crucial, painful juncture of his life. As the book progresses, Ian Frazer gets entangled in the monumental tragedy of the splitting of Germany into east and west. He is compelled to find the reasons for his son’s sudden, mysterious disappearance – amongst many Germans, a painfully common scenario with the Iron Curtain as backdrop. Further, he finds himself involved with the secret services of both eastern and western states. This makes his story is a dramatic rendition that is truthful to time and place.

Beyond history and literary influence, the book has an original style and is a remarkably trenchant, technically dazzling take love and loss as it affects the psychology of the novel’s protagonist. Hofer digs deeps into the reader’s psyche with his many talents. Written for British and American readers who are history buffs, this book will stay in anyone’s memory for a lifetime. It is also highly recommended for anyone with high regards for intellectual thrill coupled with intense psychological, dramatic and thrilling action.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10-14, 2012.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
G. Henry Hofer was born in Germany and was educated there and in Switzerland, and served with the British zone authorities in Hannover, Germany, after World War II. He then moved to Canada and took a business degree at the University of Toronto. In 1960, he and his wife, Vera, immigrated to the United States and now reside in Southern California near their three sons. Hofer is the author of “The Ebola Factor” and “The Sunhorses of Time Trilogy: Passing the Reins, Exit Gretchen, and Enter Duncan.”

Ian, Crossing Borders* by G. Henry Hofer
Publication Date: August 27, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 253 pages; 978-1-4653-4816-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 253 pages; 978-1-4653-4817-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4653-4818-0

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