Title: The Roar of the Dragon
Author: Bill Berry
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Reviewer: Rob Ballister
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0615216080
My novel is an espionage thriller set in China, Panama and the United States. China has stolen secret information on all nuclear warheads deployed by the U.S. Control of the Panama Canal Zone has passed from the U.S. to Hutchinson Wampoa, an arm of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. The Chinese test fired the DF-31 missile in 1998 and it has a range of approximately 5000 miles. Brian Maguire is chosen to regenerate, develop and operate the Star Wars nuclear missile defense system. Sent to UCLA he meets and falls in love with Lin Li Wu an exotic Chinese beauty. But Lin Li and her brother Lu Chin are deep-cover Chinese espionage agents. As Maguire races to launch the Star Wars system, the Wus race to steal the Star Wars technology and a U.S. supercomputer to implement a Chinese plan to force the U.S. to capitulate without firing a single shot.