Dragon Rising by Michael Mandaville
Approx. 116,720 words.
Published on June 10, 2011.
A maverick FBI agent, John Blaine, is pulled into a web of international intrigue when his drug investigation turns up connections to hi-tech military smugglers. He chases a former KGB Colonel Konev who is manipulating a shipping crisis in the South China Sea to instigate confrontation between America and Communist China. My inspiration: Tom Clancy
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