Sometimes the Dragon Wins Sometimes the Dragon Wins

Sometimes the Dragon Wins

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Chin Zhonghua Renmin Gonghehuo, the Peoples Republic of China, achieves a technological triumph with its “Great Leap Upward,” the late 21st century deployment of a “space elevator” rising from an equatorial mountain in Kalimantan to an enormous microgravity production satellite in geosynchronous orbit, as well as starward to a spacecraft inertial launch and retrieval complex. This radical, innovative system permits the importation of lunar and orbital products at negligible cost, creating economic chaos in world marketplaces . Blackmailed into accepting a “suicide” mission to penetrate the space elevator’s closely guarded secrets and effect minor sabotage, United Nations intelligence asset Rudy Cateel becomes embroiled in the subterfuge of China's counterintelligence director who convinces China’s hierarchy that economic overkill might end in thermonuclear holocaust and, since system repair and rework are mandatory, arranges an artificial hiatus in operation in order for China to “save face.” Things go awry when a Nipponese double-agent is ordered to do away with Cateel and effect totally destructive sabotage.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
April 13
William H. Walling

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Sometimes the Dragon Wins

Reviewer: Diana Freeman
Palmetto Reviews 09/17/2012

Sometimes the Dragon Wins is a wonderful science fiction novel. It can also be categorized as political conspiracy fiction. As most of us know, there have been talks in the past of building an elevator to the moon. This novel makes it a reality. China manages to build one first and takes over the world economically. That doesn’t sit well with western civilization so they feel it’s up to them to do something about it. This novel brings together spies, FBI agents, CIA agents, officials from Europe and so on to work as a team against a common enemy. William Walling puts into perspective what could happen if such an elevator was to ever be accomplished. I really enjoyed how Mr. Walling painted each person and place so I could see it all clearly in my mind’s eye and feel as if I was there walking and fighting next to the characters. It’s hard to remember the novel is fiction, he puts so much reality based information into it that it reads more like actual events. This is a page turner from the start to finish. I couldn’t stop reading even when I needed to. I highly recommend this book firstly for all the science fiction fans but also for the more political minded people. It’s a great read for anyone, really, who enjoys a good action, mystery book. You won’t regret it.

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