A remote and windswept South Atlantic archipelago, the Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory located some 400 miles off Argentina’s Patagonian coastline. Argentina calls the islands 'Las Islas Malvinas,' and has never recognized London’s authority. In 1982, Argentina initiated 'Operación Rosario,' the invasion and occupation of the Falklands. Although initially successful, the campaign failed, and the British were able to hold on to their remnant of Empire. Despite defeat, however, Argentina has never abandoned its claim to the islands... Argentina, nursing a wounded economy, coveting the Falkland’s rich oil deposits, and influenced by a former Nazi, invades once again! Arrogant, pedantic, and cool as a cucumber, Captain Fryatt must get HMS Dragon--an advanced British guided-missile destroyer--to the waters off the remote islands. However, in her path stands ARA San Luis II, an ultra-quiet Argentine diesel-electric submarine commanded by Capitán de Navío Jaime Matias. A battle of tactics, technology, and wits unfolds as both crews fight for the future and glory of their nation, and, their very lives... “Dragon Fire” is an exciting action-filled naval thriller. The novella represents the second of the author’s “Battle for the Falklands” series, and takes place during the first part: “Crown Jewel.” However, it can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone read.
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Besides fantasy and science fiction, Pete loves to read military techno-thrillers--Brown, Coonts, Clancy, etc.--and loves to write them even more. A policy geek, he holds a graduate degree in international relations, a doctorate in public policy/homeland security, and has written for various organizations, including the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies and the U.S. Naval Institute. Born in New York City, he has lived in Puerto Rico, Greece, and England, and currently resides in California, USA where he is working on his next book.
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