Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fire of the Raging Dragon: A Book Review

About The Book:

In the very near future, China, now the world’s largest industrial producer and consumer of Mideast Oil, passes a law that all new cars manufactured in that nation will be operated on natural gas. Beneath the floor of the South China Sea, around the contested Spratly Islands, billions of gallons of natural gas wait to be mined. But at the center of the Spratlys, the remote but strategic island of Itu Aba is occupied by China’s historic enemy, Taiwan.

When the new, power-hungry Chinese President, Tang Qhichen, orders Chinese Naval forces to attack Taiwanese forces on Itu Aba, U.S. President Douglas Surber responds, ordering the U.S. Seventh Fleet to try and quell a burgeoning naval showdown between the two Chinas.

Aboard the submarine tender U.S.S. Emory S. Land, one of the first ships in the naval war zone, is Ensign Stephanie Surber, a recent Naval Academy graduate who is also the First Daughter of the United States. As the Emory S. Land steams into harm’s way, Ensign Surber’s life is gravely threatened. The President must make a decision. Will he take a stand against evil? Or will he save the life of his daughter?

About The Author:

Don Brown is the author of Malacca Conspiracy, The Navy Justice Series and Black Sea Affair, a submarine thriller that predicted the 2008 shooting war between Russia and Georgia. Don served five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, which gave him an exceptional vantage point into both the Navy and the inner workings of 'inside-the-beltway' as an action officer assigned to the pentagon. He left active duty in 1992 to pursue private practice, but remained on inactive status through 1999, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He and his family live in North Carolina, where he pursues his passion for penning novels about the Navy.

My Review:

If you have a fan of Christian military fiction on your Christmas shopping list, look no further than the recent release by Don Brown, Fire of the Raging Dragon. It is book two of the Pacific Rim Series.

Fire of the Raging Dragon is an intense, fast-pace fictional account of tension between the United States and China! With each page read you are drawn into action more and more. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the reality behind the fiction, and its very apparent that much research was done to write the book. 

There are several plots going on through the book, all very exciting and even with the various stories, you will not be lost. Also, I do recommend that you read the first book of the series, as it helps to clarify some of the secondary plots. The author had me so intrigued with the book, that I was up late into the night wanting to finish! This is only the second book of Brown's that I have read, but I will for sure be looking to read his previous releases. I look forward to reading more from this author in the near future. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Fire of the Raging Dragon at your favorite book seller from Zondervan Books

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Zondervan Blogger Club, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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