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If I Die in Battle

A normal day in the Middle East goes horribly wrong when a bomb dropped over Gaza by the Israeli Air Force misses its mark, instantly threatening to send Israel over the edge and into war. In the cockpit: Pilot Noam Gibbor and navigator Na’ama Fisher will soon find themselves crossing Israel’s northern border into Syria in their F16, and coming to grips with their greatest fears.
On the ground: Reserves are mobilized and civil unrest ensues. Major (Res.) Eli Ozrad isn’t called in for duty and he knows why. In Israel, however, fighting for your country also means battling your inner demons; whatever it takes, Ozrad isn’t going to miss this chance to slay his own.

At the homefront: As civilians face the realities of a full blown regional war, the famous Israeli steadfastness starts to crack, quickly turning into a chaotic fight for survival where nothing remains sacred nor sane. If I Die in Battle is a perfectly paced, intense, trueto-life action thriller, with protagonists who tear through the pages and through the heart, and scenes that remain etched into the mind, long after they end.

Selected as one of the 50 best books of the year by Mako Magazine

Title If I Die in Battle
Writer's Last Name Czerniak
Writer's First Name Arik
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Yedioth Ahronoth
No. Pages 328pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Gibor
  • “If I Die in Battle is an important book that signals a turning point in modern Hebrew writing... The best debut book that I’ve read in years.”