If you like the novels of Tom Clancy, “Dragonseed” is a book for you. To win the ultimate fight for global dominance, China has to gain access to the world’s oceans, and to the resource-rich South China Sea. In order to achieve this goal, the country has to weaken and cripple the United States; it has to win the ensuing battle. After the dragon seeds, long-term Chinese sleepers in the US, have acted, America is on the brink of collapse. It still has the nuclear advantage; but will the president, infected with dangerous bacteria, make use of his deadly arsenal? When your arms are broken, your body is shattered, you cannot see clearly, and the ugly fiend in front of you is initiating an all-out nuclear war – what do you do? CIA director Mac O’Clynt follows his nose, literally, when fighting the ultimate Chinese villain in his underground Beijing bunker to prevent the final onslaught. The Chinese Communist Party, with Mao gone, had begun its preparations early in the eighties, able to make long-term plans for many decades to come, both economically and strategically. As CIA director, Mac O’Clynt – which is an anagram in honor of Tom Clancy – is confronted with a series of asymmetric war assaults on the United States. These include biological attacks hitting the US, apparently Muslim strikes at American cities and symbols of freedom, the forced breakdown of the networks, and a total crash of the stock exchanges. None of this seems connected to China. But China has planned all this for decades, and is timing all these attacks unerringly, in order to destabilize the US. A weakened and helpless America makes victory easier. At the same time, military conflicts between the US and China in and around Taiwan and the South China Sea emerge, initiated by the sinking of a Chinese submarine. This makes the US look like the aggressor, not like the victim of this conflict. China wins the hearts of the masses and the media; this strategy seems to work perfectly. The maritime conflict slowly turns into a full naval battle which the US loses. Has it lost the war, too? Has it just been put into second place? Already fallen out of grace with the CIA, Mac is the only one left who may yet prevent the villain behind all the aggression from taking over the world. His mission is doomed to fail ... The book is set against a very realistic and authentic background. Today, China establishes naval bases on atolls in the South China sea and US warships patrol the area. Over the last decades, China has built up its military capabilities, including stealing tech from the US, to such an extent that it is now able to deny the US access to its waters. The story in the book could turn into reality in this or similar form in the very near future.
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Nick Stein has lived and worked in and around China for over thirty years, gathering experiences from all walks of life there. As a trained sinologist, he is very familiar with all affairs Chinese. He has frequently been in contact with high-ranking Chinese officials, managers, politicians and high-ranking generals during his time in Asia. Among others, the author worked as editor for the Chinese ministry of propaganda in the eighties, and has since then always seen China from the perspective of a well-connected insider. Having written many stories, reports and analyses during his long career, Nick Stone presents “Dragonseed” as his first book on present-day military and espionage affairs of the resurging Asian giant. The novel was inspired by Tom Clancy's "The Bear and the Dragon". Nick Stein and his lovely wife now live in their house by the lake in his native country.
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Book Description Createspace Independent Pub, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 500 pages. 10.00x7.00x1.13 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1536815888