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(The second book in the Future War series)
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"If you've never read Holden before, strap in and hold on for the ride of your life" Readers' Favorite

"Engrossing, tense, and polished… Holden’s consistently fine writing will ensure that fans of the genre are entranced.” BookLife Prize

GOLAN, This is the Future of War, asks a question few want to consider. What will happen if Iran acquires nuclear weapons in the next ten years? In true Future of War style, GOLAN explores the question through the eyes of front line participants on all sides, in a conflict set ten years into the future. Featuring military tech that is on the drawing boards today and characters you won’t easily forget, GOLAN throws the reader straight into the center of a nuclear storm and doesn’t ease up.

Readers' Favorite critic reviews.
"FX Holden’s Golan is an amazing read. What I loved most about Golan, however, was its recognition of the world as the stage with players from all nations contributing, be they heroes or villains. Characters like Israeli Corporal Amal Azaria, Aussie Flying Officer Karen O’Hare, and American Director of Cyber Security Tonya Dupré starred in their own way, bringing wonderful personalities to the table in their roles. In a very large cast of players, each demonstrates a uniqueness that will create an enormous amount of either positive or negative empathy, and you will quickly realize that in war every single participant is a victim."
Steven Robson

"Author F. X. Holden has crafted a cinematically vivid work of fiction with plenty of twists, turns, and surprises to offer readers alongside its suitably complex plot. Overall, I would highly recommend Golan to fans of immersive military fiction, original storytelling and plot ideas, and for readers of near-future action stories everywhere."
KC Finn

"Take a couple of deep breaths before you open the first page of Golan because the dramatic pace will not allow for breathing. As a writer, reviewer, and avid reader, I am a student of the best writers in Holden’s genre and have quickly and eagerly added him to my reading list. I strongly recommend you join me."
Author Tom Gauthier

BookLife Prize review:

Engrossing, tense, and polished.

Golan is the speculative tale of military powers in the not-too-distant 2030, and their continuous fight through both war and subterfuge, to capture Golan Heights—an area strategically important to most of the world's superpowers. The narrative’s focus on a conceivable future in which Iran poses a nuclear threat is chilling. Holden’s consistently fine writing will ensure that fans of the genre are entranced. Character development is on point. Regardless of the many moving parts, it’s an elegantly executed military thriller that offers verisimilitude.

Genre: Thriller

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