Did you know that the Peoples Republic of China has developed MIRV'd nuclear ballistic missiles that can accurately hit targets up to 7,500 miles from their launch sites? Did you know that when the United States left the Panama Canal Zone, Hutchison Whampoa, an arm of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, took effective control of the Canal Zone?
The Roar of the Dragon, offers a chillingly plausible scenario of what could happen as two superpowers, China and the United States, compete on today's world stage. Set in China, Panama and the United States so much of the tale is based on fact, it's hard to remember it's fiction. Brian Maguire, a Ph.D. candidate attending UCLA, meets an exotic Chinese beauty, Lin Li Wu, and falls in love. But Lin Li and her brother Lu Chin are not what they appear to be. The children of Chinese spies they have been recruited into the family business. Colonel Brian Maguire is tapped to resurrect the Star Wars nuclear missile defense system, develop it and make it operational. The Wus are charged with acquiring the Star Wars technology for China along with a U.S. supercomputer and the race for space is on. When Maguire realizes the Chinese and Americans are in a sprint for control of the Star Wars system, he struggles to convince a disbelieving military to take on the Chinese threat before it's too late.
In The Roar of the Dragon Berry weaves a spine-tingling thriller that's sure to keep you glued to the pages well past your bedtime. The Brilliant Pebbles upgrade to the original Star Wars missile defense system he describes actually works. This Star Wars technology is still available. It would still work against missiles launched by North Korea or China. So why hasn't it been deployed?
He didn't say it hasn't been.
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A native Chicagoan Bill Berry earned his Bachelors degree at the University of Iowa and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago. He has worked for a manufacturer of laboratory instruments, for the federal government, and he has successfully operated his own business. He has been awarded multiple U.S. patents for products he created. He and his wife live in Florida. This is his first novel.Review:
Military Writers Society of America says: Unique cyber-thriller! Air Force General and computer whiz Brian Maguire had a good life. He had a billet of some importance(working on the Star Wars program) and a beautiful female companion with whom to share his off-hours. Little did he know that she was a Chinese officer and a spy. Maguire is soon thrust into the middle of a plot in which China tries to take over the United States without ever firing a shot. And unless Maguire comes through in a hurry, they are going to succeed.
Bill Berry's first novel, THE ROAR OF THE DRAGON, is a unique cyber-thriller built around a Chinese web of espionage designed to gain access to US Star Wars satellites. It is fast-moving, with some well-developed characters and a well-thought main idea which keeps the reader curious as to what will happen next. It has all the elements of a good action/spy thriller: murder, sex, blackmail, car chases. Throw in a few power-hungry politicians and 200 ICBM's aimed at the US, and you have one good story. There are a few inaccuracies with regards to some of the military workings of the book, but they don't diminish at all its readability or plot line. At times the book is so believable it's scary, considering it deals with nuclear weapons.
The book is well presented, with a simple, eye-catching cover and a readable font. Techno-fans, as well as spy enthusiasts, will find something to enjoy in here.
Review by Rob Ballister, MWSA Lead Reviewer --Military Writers Society of America
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Book Description Alphabet Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 313 pages. 9.30x6.30x1.20 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0615216080