Empire of the Dragon: An EVENT Group Thriller: EVENT Group Thrillers, Book 13 (Unabridged)
230 BC - The first sovereign emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, has consolidated his ultimate power with battles against the last of the dissenting tribes of China. With one last province to take, he knows he will be pitted against the one man he fears - his mysterious half brother, Li Zhang, leader of a peaceful province to the north. The new emperor's goal was to murder Li Zhang for the secrets he has kept from the world that would give Qin Shi Huang the power to strike beyond the borders of ancient China. The power over earth, water, fire, and air. After a fierce battle by the Great Wall of China, Li Zhang used the powers of Air Bending to escape with his many villages into the expansive and brutal Gobi Desert. There, Li Zhang and his nation will vanish from the histories not only of the First Emperor but of China itself.
Present day - The world's warring governments have simultaneously discovered deposits of an extraterrestrial ore within the borders of Mongolia. This amazing mineral has been found to have properties that, if processed correctly, have the potential to send men far beyond our own solar system using only a fraction of the material as fuel. The age of faster-than-light travel is now within the world's grasp.
Enter Department 5656, the secret US government agency known to only a handful as the Event Group, as they are called upon to join this expedition when it is learned that the recent and brutal nemesis they discovered as having control over a blinded Russian nation is leading the search for the newest of elements that will send mankind beyond the stars.
Join Colonel Jack Collins, Carl Everett, and Director Niles Compton and the rest of the Event Group staff as they attempt to discover the true mystery of what lies beneath the Gobi.
Skies will explode, oceans of sand will rise, and ancient seas from the bowels of the Earth will be called upon to protect the greatest secret in all of China - the legend of Empire of the Dragon.