Tales of battles between the archetypes of good and evil; the chosen and the fallen; the constant struggle between right and wrong waging around. But there is lightness and comedy and a clutch of inept bad guys in every unique piece from Doug Huestis. He has been a technical and scientific writer, originally from Montreal, now a retired medical school professor. He writes medical history, translations, including Alexander Bogdanov’s “Struggle for Viability,” book reviews, and fiction.

Douglas Huetis books

Here are two of his books:

That Little Tent of Blue
World War II is coming and Willi Reinhard has just finished high school in Germany. Young Willi is too small for the armed forces, so he signs on as an apprentice seaman in the German Merchant Marine. Then the Canadian Navy captures his ship and he ends up in a Canadian prison. Just his luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Willi’s luck only gets worse when a violent shipmate forces him into an escape attempt. Ditching the shipmate, Willi is now a fugitive in a foreign land in mid-winter. How will he survive? Willi’s adventure takes him on an odyssey in vicious weather across eastern Ontario into Quebec province. There his trip ends when his foot gets caught in ice and he can’t escape. Tim O’Dowd, a teenager from Montreal who’s had his own adventures in the snow, finds Willi and uses his amazing powers to free him and get him to safety. But now what? Willi is still an escaped enemy prisoner. What can he do? While mulling his options, he courageously saves a kid from drowning in the Ottawa River. Will that finally turn his luck around for the better?

 

Douglas Huetis books

 

That Little Tent of Blue
Author: Doug Huestis
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1543192564

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The Three Talents of Timothy O’Dowd
Lucifer has a bet with God that a human boy given miraculous powers will surely misuse them.
It’s 1939 in Montreal, just before the war, and schoolboy Tim is the boy who discovers he can do amazing things. In the meantime, a bad-tempered, smelly demon and a shaggy old man give Tim conflicting advice on how to use his new talents, and a group of foreign photographers come to take pictures of the upcoming royal visit. Tim gets the job of showing the visiting photographers around town and soon suspects them of terrorist plans against the king and queen. It’s a lot of fun for Tim to fool around with his new-found powers, but can he risk using them in an attempt to foil the plot? Will Lucifer win his bet?

The grand old City of Montreal, its flamboyant Mayor Camillien Houde, Tim’s old-fashioned prep school and Quebec’s Cardinal Villeneuve all play roles in this adventurous tale.

 

Douglas Huetis books

 

The Three Talents of Timothy O’Dowd
Author: Doug Huestis
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1481238442
ISBN-13: 978-1481238441

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About the Author

Douglas Huetis books
Doug Huestis was born in Canada, but now lives in southern Arizona. He is a retired physician and medical school professor. In addition to textbooks and scientific articles, he has written medical history, translations, book reviews and fiction. He lives with the love of his life, Rosemary, his wife of 64 years. A greyhound, Maya, helps keep them both sane.

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