1916, the Western Front.
In a war where horror and terror were the norm and simple humanity was lost under the unending brutality of modern weapons and clouds of poison gas rolling across a ruined landscape, there were still rules. One of the most sacred was the handling of the wounded and prisoners, so when rumours started to spread amongst the troops that the Germans had crucified one of their own to a church door in no-man’s-land with bayonets, the allied war effort threatens to unravel.
To placate the troops, allied HQ orders four soldiers pulled from the ranks of each army to investigate the crime and bring the perpetrator swiftly to justice. What a Canadian ex-Mountie, an Australian beat cop, a constable from Scotland Yard, and their military intelligence commander discover will not only save the lives of their comrades, but may well save the entire war.
Though this is a book of fiction, many of the events contained in it are indeed true – though some liberties were taken with some timelines, real characters, etc.
Though there’s little evidence there was ever a Crucified Solider, the reaction to the myth of one was most certainly real.
Praise for Golgotha -
"This story captures the reader's attention at chapter 1. The author's technique of raw, magnetic characters and great plotlines is a gift…The thrills and intrigue is written clearly and the characterizations are engrossing. The read is more than just words one a page." — @amyshan_author
“Marvelous read. Absolutely excellent work from Mr Hore. He blends…noir with historical fiction with a master’s touch, weaving his story into the actual events seamlessly.” - Odyssey Books Review
About The Author
Born in 1969, Phil likes to point out he was one of the last children born before man walked on the moon.
Working at Australia’s National Dinosaur Museum since 2000 and as an educator at the Australian War Memorial since 2006, he has previously worked at Questacon Science centre and could be seen haunting the halls and specimen rooms of London’s Natural History Museum and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Here he even played famed palaeontologist O. C. Marsh during the Smithsonian’s centenary celebrations, and when asked why the 19th century palaeontologist was speaking with an Australian accent, happily pointed out that everyone on the 19th century spoke with an Australian accent.
Published in newspapers and magazines across the globe, since 2007 Phil has been the paleo-author for the world’s longest running dinosaur magazine, The Prehistoric Times. He has also been a comic shop manager, a cinema projectionist, a theatre technician and gutted chickens for a deli. All of these influences seem to make an appearance in his writing, especially the chicken guts bit.