Steven Mohan, Jr. has published scores of short stories in markets as diverse as INTERZONE, POLYPHONY, and PARADOX, as well as several DAW original anthologies. His short fiction has won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION and THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR.
The U.S. sub Pasadena draws a routine duty: monitoring a Chinese naval exercise. But what happens next is anything but routine. Pasadena watches a Chinese sub sinks a Chinese destroyer. No one understands what's really happened--and the world's most powerful nations stumble towards war. Diplomat Sandra Johnson must unravel the mystery--before Asia is consumed in the fire of a Winter Dragon.