Myer for Hire
by Lester S. Taube
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Myer Ronis is a law-abiding citizen, a lover of poetry and peace, a man of duty who respects his sister and
is polite to his brother-in-law and loves his mother. Can this same Myer Ronis be the hired killer, the merciless
butcher of untold victims? Can Myer Ronis be the Assassin?
The Assassin travels to Los Angeles to make a hit, in other words, to fill some person with lead jujubes. The
West Coast mob tries to stop him. They send Bogar, who eliminates people for practice, but the Assassin turns even
him into goulash.
They send a helicopter, with twelve gunmen and thirty-four cases of nitroglycerine, but after the bang there is
no helicopter and no gunmen. They send sixty top guns to meet him in Los Angeles, but somehow he walks right through
them. Can a good boy like Myer Ronis be this Assassin? And if he isn’t, who is?
Lester Taube was born of Russian and Lithuanian immigrants in Trenton, New Jersey. He began soldiering
in a horse artillery regiment while in his teens, where in four years he rose from the grade of private to
the exalted rank of private first class. During World War II, he became an infantry platoon leader and
participated in operations in the Bismarck Archipelago, was attached to the 3rd Marines for action on Iwo
Jima, and finally combat on Okinawa, the last battle of the war.
After leaving the army and recuperating from wounds and malaria, he became general manager of a 400
employee electronic company in California, manager of a 450 employee paper stock company in Pennsylvania,
and finally opened a logging and pulpwood cutting operation in Canada.
Called back to duty during the Korea Police Action, he served as an advisor to the Turkish army, then
as an intelligence officer and company commander in Korea. During the Vietnam period, he was stationed in
France and Germany as a general staff officer working in intelligence and war plans.
Prior to retirement as a full colonel, he moved to a small village in the mountains of North Tyrol,
Austria, and kept a boat for five years on the Côte d’Azur, France. He began writing novels while in
France, and after producing four books, which were published in a number of countries, and selling two
for motion pictures, he stopped - “as there was heavy soldiering to do and children to raise”.
Returning to the U.S. after 13 years overseas, he worked as an economic development specialist for
the State of New Jersey helping companies move to New Jersey or expand therein. He has four children,
all born in different countries.
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