Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Shadows of War

Larry Bond, Author, Jim DeFelice, Author . Forge $25.99 (415p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2137-4

Bestseller Bond and DeFelice (Larry Bond's First Team ) launch a four-book series with an adrenaline-fueled, multilayered thriller that cuts right to the chase. In 2014, China must cope with widespread riots and a devastating drought; the U.S., where gas costs $14.39 a gallon, is suffering through a recession and a housing crisis; Europe has problems just as serious. When China decides to invade Vietnam in an effort to save its starving populace, the U.S. determines to aid Vietnam to insure the world order. Compelling characters include CIA operative Mara Duncan, who's based in Bangkok, Thailand; Maj. Zeus Murphy, who simulates a war game called Red Dragon (which pits China against the U.S. under code names) and proudly drives a gas-guzzling Corvette; and American scientist Josh MacArthur, who's on the run in Vietnam from a Chinese commando and martial arts master, Lt. Jing Yo. Constant action makes this a must read for military adventure fans. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 09/14/2009
Release date: 11/01/2009
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 352 pages - 978-0-7653-2139-8
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