Toronto author’s new novel weaves one-man force into riveting tale

TORONTO — This week marks the nationwide release of “Captain Rana,” a gripping new military novel by author Shahid Islam.

“Captain Rana” is the saga of a special force officer — the gruesome, horrid tales of his determination and his moral uprightness to save mankind from a nuclear holocaust. It has high literary deft — penetrating insightfulness, jaw-dropping romanticism and the expected exactitude deserved by the technical and legal narratives of a tantalizing plot worthy of rivaling any Hollywood blockbuster of similar ilk.

Pulling mankind from the brink of an impending catastrophe is often an undertaking best suited for global leaders. “Captain Rana” explains how someone seemingly insignificant can do even better.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Islam is a Toronto-based author and syndicated columnist. The author, who is a former military officer and diplomat, served as a senior editor to a number of newspapers and international magazines. He has also authored many books and over 5,000 columns and articles.

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