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Michael Gerhartz

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Michael Gerhartz, born in 1974, is a native German. During his time with the police, he followed his passion as a scuba instructor, before moving to Canada in 1999. Michael is now spending his time as a scuba instructor, tour guide, underwater photographer and in the security industry, but also commits to scientific diving and environmental awareness. He resides with his wife and two dogs in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  
Michael Gerhartz is the 6 times international award winning author of THIN ICE and DARK TIMES, both novels focussing around Natascha and EuroSec Corporation. He has had televised book readings in major Canadian cities as well as in Germany and during the FEIS Literacy council. Prior writing novels, Michael's articles and under
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“Dark Times is an award-winning thriller by Michael Gerhartz. I really enjoyed how the author skillfully incorporated different speech for his characters based on their upbringing and nationality, and loved the use of appropriate colloquialisms, and the dialogue was written in such a way you could easily hear the speaker’s voice. Whilst the book has many characters, it focuses mainly on the journeys and exploits of a few, using supporting characters to expertly build scenes, create tension, and reveal the depths alternative, related events. There is so much to this book, the in-depth and detailed plot will keep readers entertained beginning to end, building a clear picture of the characters, their evolving relationships, and the difficulties they face. This is certainly a well-constructed novel with a brilliantly executed plot. I honestly didn’t want to put it down, so the fact I was on a long-haul flight had its benefits, because I didn’t have to. If you enjoy watching plots and schem ...more K.J. Simmill
“Author, Michael Gerhartz, has delivered a truly masterful work of fiction. DARK TIMES follows the story of Natascha, a once most-wanted terrorist who is looking to live a normal life but is forced into another mission after discovering a sinister criminal operation at a nearby abbey. The story is fast-paced, engaging and filled with action. 
The characters are relatable and the protagonist, Natascha, is a complex heroine you’ll want to root for. Overall, the book offers a unique take on the traditional thriller with multiple twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. A real page turner!”
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Dark Times by Michael Gerhartz
“It fills me with great pleasure to learn that DARK TIMES has just received the 2020 LITERARY TITAN BOOK AWARD. It is the 4th international Literary Award for DARK TIMES. Thank you very much!
"The SIlver Award is bestowed on books that expertly deliver complex characters, intricate worlds, and thought provoking themes. The ease with which the story is told is a reflection of the author’s talent in exercising fluent, powerful, and appropriate language.”
Michael Gerhartz
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“Today DARK TIMES received a nice review from Literary Titan: “In Dark Times Michael Gerhartz explores the delicate yet sadly relevant organ trade problem. In this fascinating novel readers get a glance into the complicated and cruel organ trade business. The narrative is constantly changing its perspective, from the lucky recipient to the doomed donor while following the incredible adventures of the engrossing main character, Natascha.
Michael Gerhartz creates a globe-trotting and energetic crime drama that is full of unexpected twists and deadly turns...I can confidently say that I had a great time reading Dark Times by Michael Gerhartz. The story is perfect for readers who like to follow clues to solve intriguing mysteries. Dark Times reminds me of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan where agents embark on clandestine and deadly missions to overcome a terror menacing the world. Perfect for readers who embrace a bit of romance in their action adventure stories.” Reviewed by Literary Titan”
Michael Gerhartz, Dark Times

“There is actually a second edition from THIN ICE available. The edition published by WingSpan press is no longer available. For some reason I can not change the book. Please just look for the later issue (same title and author) in the search engines and you will find it. Thank you!”
Michael Gerhartz, Thin Ice

“It fills me with great pleasure to learn that DARK TIMES has just received the 2020 LITERARY TITAN BOOK AWARD. It is the 4th international Literary Award for DARK TIMES. Thank you very much!
"The SIlver Award is bestowed on books that expertly deliver complex characters, intricate worlds, and thought provoking themes. The ease with which the story is told is a reflection of the author’s talent in exercising fluent, powerful, and appropriate language.”
Michael Gerhartz, Dark Times

“Today DARK TIMES received a nice review from Literary Titan: “In Dark Times Michael Gerhartz explores the delicate yet sadly relevant organ trade problem. In this fascinating novel readers get a glance into the complicated and cruel organ trade business. The narrative is constantly changing its perspective, from the lucky recipient to the doomed donor while following the incredible adventures of the engrossing main character, Natascha.
Michael Gerhartz creates a globe-trotting and energetic crime drama that is full of unexpected twists and deadly turns...I can confidently say that I had a great time reading Dark Times by Michael Gerhartz. The story is perfect for readers who like to follow clues to solve intriguing mysteries. Dark Times reminds me of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan where agents embark on clandestine and deadly missions to overcome a terror menacing the world. Perfect for readers who embrace a bit of romance in their action adventure stories.” Reviewed by Literary Titan”
Michael Gerhartz, Dark Times

“There is actually a second edition from THIN ICE available. The edition published by WingSpan press is no longer available. For some reason I can not change the book. Please just look for the later issue (same title and author) in the search engines and you will find it. Thank you!”
Michael Gerhartz, Thin Ice

“It fills me with great pleasure to learn that DARK TIMES has just received the 2020 LITERARY TITAN BOOK AWARD. It is the 4th international Literary Award for DARK TIMES. Thank you very much!
"The SIlver Award is bestowed on books that expertly deliver complex characters, intricate worlds, and thought provoking themes. The ease with which the story is told is a reflection of the author’s talent in exercising fluent, powerful, and appropriate language.”
Michael Gerhartz, Dark Times

“Author, Michael Gerhartz, has delivered a truly masterful work of fiction. DARK TIMES follows the story of Natascha, a once most-wanted terrorist who is looking to live a normal life but is forced into another mission after discovering a sinister criminal operation at a nearby abbey. The story is fast-paced, engaging and filled with action. 
The characters are relatable and the protagonist, Natascha, is a complex heroine you’ll want to root for. Overall, the book offers a unique take on the traditional thriller with multiple twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. A real page turner!”
Elite Choice Awards

“Dark Times is an award-winning thriller by Michael Gerhartz. I really enjoyed how the author skillfully incorporated different speech for his characters based on their upbringing and nationality, and loved the use of appropriate colloquialisms, and the dialogue was written in such a way you could easily hear the speaker’s voice. Whilst the book has many characters, it focuses mainly on the journeys and exploits of a few, using supporting characters to expertly build scenes, create tension, and reveal the depths alternative, related events. There is so much to this book, the in-depth and detailed plot will keep readers entertained beginning to end, building a clear picture of the characters, their evolving relationships, and the difficulties they face. This is certainly a well-constructed novel with a brilliantly executed plot. I honestly didn’t want to put it down, so the fact I was on a long-haul flight had its benefits, because I didn’t have to. If you enjoy watching plots and schemes unravel in a character and event-driven plot filled with dark happenings, mystery, and danger, then you will love this.”
K.J. Simmill




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