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Editorial Reviews

A. Geibel
China Attacks is a well-told piece of art imitating life: will the Asian dragon triumph in the Pacific before shattering under the weight of it's own flaws?
Strategy Page
"The authors take us through a page-turning flurry of the point-counterpoint world of military invasion and international political brinkmanship... (and) reach their stride when the invasion begins. Historical, technical and military details are minute and realistic, lending credibility to much of the scenario... stratospheric nuclear pulse bombs... ... sophisticated propaganda attacks on America. In the midst of all this, the action and horrors of battle by land, sea and air are breathtakingly portrayed... Authors DeVore and Mosher are both well-qualified for the task."
Hong Kong Standard and Hong Kong iMail
China Attacks is an astonishing novel... ... realistic and bracing... (it) provides us with looming threats of immobilizing tactics.
Armor Magazine
J. Curtis Lovelace
China Attacks has all the elements of a thriller. Espionage, intelligence gathering, combat-even a little romance...... a page-turner for those interested in Sino-American affairs......A reading of this commonsense approach to foreign relations couldn't be more timely."
Human Events
Stragedy Page
China Attacks is a well-told piece of art imitating life: will the Asian dragon triumph in the Pacific before shattering under the weight of it's own flaws?
Strategy Page
China Attacks is a well-told piece of art imitating life: will the Asian dragon triumph in the Pacific before shattering under the weight of it's own flaws?
Writers Digest
There's no doubt that both authors really know their hardware and history... ...the authors set up the global chessboard and raise the stakes higher and higher for each of the key players (and by inference for all the rest of us passively living in the world...)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780741404305
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.86 (d)

First Chapter

The People's Commando Major Chu Dugen remained motionless in the predawn calm, the moon lay low in the west to his right. Small puffs of icy steam leaked out from his black ski mask, it was the only evidence of life coming from his carefully camouflaged position. He and three of his best men were high on a ridge overlooking a small, Muslim village in extreme western China near the borders of Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The sniper next to Dugen shifted his weight and sighed slightly. The man had been in position for an hour now. The cold was beginning to bite into his muscles. Dugen put his hand on the soldier's shoulder. He said in a low, barely audible voice, "Huizi, relax. They won't move until the moon sets. Give your rifle to me and slowly stand up. Stretch. Just keep your movements slow and fluid." The commando officer knew there would be a period of total darkness for about 37 minutes before the dawn began to break. The sniper soundlessly stood and began to limber up using Tai Chi. Dugen smiled under his mask. His men were completely at ease in his presence. He liked that. How different now than it was in 1989 when he led a platoon of conscripts in the assault on Tiananmen Square. "Guangkai," Dugen addressed the compact sergeant perched above him on the rocky ledge, "You have been at the night scope long enough. Wannian take over. Guangkai prep the thermal scope, the moon is almost ready to leave us." The men silently obeyed. Dugen kept his sniper from getting eye fatigue by having his other two men trade off observing the target house with a more powerful starlight scope set on a tripod. The starlight scope needed some illumination beyond that provided by its namesake, however, so Dugen was forced to use a thermal sight to cue his sniper once the moon set. "Huizi, enough. Check your battery level." Dugen knew Huizi's American-made thermal scope ate through batteries at a fearful rate, especially in weather this cold. Dugen shook his head almost imperceptibly-those men down below were good. Five more minutes and his starlight scope would be worthless at identifying the target. A thermal sight could pick out a man, but it wasn't at all good at identifying him, and for this mission, Dugen needed to strike the right target. "Sir!" Wannian hissed, "The door is opening. I see two men. The target is not among them." "Huizi?" Dugen asked. "I see them," the sniper whispered. A puff of wind blew across Dugen's mask, stealing the warmth off the end of his nose. "Wannian, look at the back of the house and up the slope." The house was one of five strung out along a dusty road. Their common backyard was a 1,000 meter high ridge. "Three people and a donkey." Wannian's excitement was muted by his professionalism. "They're about 50 meters above and to the left of the house." "The target will be riding the donkey," Dugen said. He knew he was stating the obvious. He had thoroughly briefed his men, they all knew what to do. In fact, every one of them were qualified snipers as well-Huizi just happened to be the best. Huizi adjusted his right elbow and became very still. Dugen knew he was melding with his rifle and his target. Crack! The single rifle shot echoed through the canyon. "Target's down!" Wannian said a little too loudly. "Right. Pack up, let's go!" Dugen's men were already scrambling, pulling themselves up by the thin brown nylon rope they left in place to aid their ascent up the steep canyon wall. Dugen made sure his men were out of sight when he pulled a small pouch out of his field jacket and left it where Huizi only a moment before had fired his shot. For an instant Dugen wondered what was in the goatskin pouch, but he was forbidden to open it by Jia Battalion's political officer. It wasn't worth the risk to find out, he decided. A whiff of burnt gunpowder passed by his masked face and for a moment his mind filled with images of the bloody bodies of Tiananmen Square. He forced the unwelcome vision out of his head as he turned to pull himself up the rope.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2002

    pay attention class

    I was surprised and very pleased by this book. The authors present a scenario that is very plausible, and seems closer to reality every day in our current world situation. The story is told in a convincing manner, with suspense and surprises in almost every Chapter. The authors exhibit a convincing command of the technology involved in military conflicts of this nature, from the detailed accounts of the tank battles to those in the air. Furthermore, they present thoroughly believable strategies that might be employed by the opposing forces in exploiting that technology. The story line develops cleanly along a straight-forward path, similar to Tom Clancy¿s early books, without unnecessary depth or detail. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2002

    This could really happen!

    If you like Tom Clancy, you'll really like this book! Chuck DeVore has done an excellent job in taking us where most "politically correct" authors would never dare to go. Chuck can do this because of his extensive knowledge of the real-world political & military situation in Mainland China. This book is exciting from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2002

    A rousing good read

    China Attacks is a rousing good read that ranks up there as one of the best techno-thrillers ever written. Its scenario is so plausible it could serve as a war plan for China to attack Taiwan, and in all probability succeed given how thinly our forces are deployed worldwide. What makes the plot so credible is the weaving of North Korea, Iran, and the Panama Canal into the plot. The authors, Devore and Mosher, do a wonderful job of seamlessly developing both the scenario and characters. As the story unfolds, the characters and plot mature and increasingly become more believable. No small task given the two cultures and world scope portrayed. As a former Army officer and combat veteran, I can say with authority the battle scenes are accurate in their portrayal of heart stopping fear, fast action, and the accompanying fog of war (one never really knows what¿s going on). The war is so well described that my pulse would actually begin to race.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    It's not too late but time is short!

    Chuck DeVore and Steven Mosher have created a contemporary geopolitical thriller in the best traditions of Tom Clancy, Harold Coyle and Dale Brown. The scenario for this fast paced, highly credible and well-researched novel is built on the looting of our nuclear weapons and missile guidance secrets by the Communist Government of China. It unveils the inroads made by the Chinese in influencing the U.S. political process through their well-funded lobbying efforts throughout the last decade. The presidential administration from 1992 through 2000 has placed our country at great risk and China Attacks tells us how bad it could get for a politically correct United States in the new millennium. Authenticity and excitement tie this great book together. We will hear more from these fine new authors. As a retired senior military officer, I find this book to be very thought provoking and sobering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2001

    Tomorrows headlines today

    The book starts off slow but picks up once the war starts. The characters are not fully developed but its readable. The technical details are explained but not in the boring Clancy fashion. Some editorial errors should have been caught by the publisher but they are easily overlooked. I look forward to other books by the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    I thought I was reading headlines from my paper

    This novel has US Marines in East Timor on a UN mission and Iraq threatening to attack in the Middle East -- both real life headlines that, in the book, are instigated by the Chinese to distract America from the assault China intends to make on Taiwan. I found the book well researched, exciting to read, and ultimately, terrifying. The characters were believable and the techonological and historical discriptions, while accurate, weren't burdensome to the pace. I learned alot and enjoyed the read -- well done!

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