Arizona IDF reservist releases new thriller about terrorism

9781498430982_p0_v1_s600Last summer, Dan Gordon, an IDF reservist from Arizona, was a guest blogger for Jewish News, sharing about what life was like along Israel’s Gaza border during last summer’s conflict. We just received word from him this week that he is headed back to Israel for another shift of reserve duty.

He also let us know that he recently published a new book, “Day of the Dead Book 1: Gaza,” which is now out on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The thriller its about radical Islamists, criminal gangs and their victims.

Gordon was the head writer of the hit TV series “Highway to Heaven” and his screenwriting credits include “The Hurricane,” “Wyatt Earp” and “Passenger 57.” He is also the author of the stage adaptations of “Terms of Endearment” and “Rain Man”; co-founder of the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking in Sedona; and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University School of the Arts, USC School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and Tel Aviv University.

According to his bio on Amazon, Gordon left home at age 16 and wound up on a kibbutz in Israel, where he attended high school. He returned to the United States to attend the UCLA College of Fine Arts and sold his first screenplay at the age of 20. After moving back to Israel he was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces in 1973, in time to serve during the Yom Kippur War. “Gordon has worn the uniform of the IDF ever since, in a variety of roles. He recently started serving with one of the IDF’s most elite combat units, The Givati Brigade, which was the most highly decorated combat unit of the last Hamas/Israel War.”

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