Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Shadows of War

Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Shadows of War

by Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice
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Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Shadows of War 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
TyMyGuy More than 1 year ago
Just like his character, Josh MacArthur, who is running for his life through the Vietnam jungle, Larry Bond's techno thriller, Red Dragon Rising - Shadows of War, leaves you fantastically exhausted. It's reads like this evening's news, but occurs in the very near future, 2014. Climate change has decimated China's food supply. China responds with a drastic climatic policy - invade Vietnam and seize their rice paddies. The world believes the attack is a Vietnamese first strike, but American scientist, Josh MacArthur, witnesses the actual Chinese invasion. Now he is being hunted by the CIA and China to reveal ... hide the truth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are series that work, and series that don't. For instance, I've sworn off Ludlum because of the basic concept that America's spy apparatus is called Consular Operations and works out of the State Department's basement. State's basement houses the cafeteria, souvenir shops, the diplomatc pouch room and the deactivated incinerator, as well as the vendor delivery entrance. Consular Affairs deal with US Visas, US Passports and a section that renders Citizen Services abroad. State employees are not spies. So Ludlum's premisesvitiates the credibility, those entertainment value, ofhis books. Bond's premisesaremore believable, but still lack the credibility that I appreciate in a novel. What parent would seroisly name his child "Zeus"? I have met many CIA women clandestine officers, but Mara did notbring any of them to mind. Josh the scientist was a caricature, rather than a well developed character. And the invadingChinese commandos reflect a deep ignorance of Chinese military structure and tactics, playing on offensive stereotypes. That said, the plot is well developed, and thus the three stars.
JMK73 More than 1 year ago
There is little to no direct conflict in this book and the only truly interesting character is the main Chinese officer. The plot is thin, the character development nil, and the excitement rare. Not great if you're looking for military fiction.
NoirConnoissuer More than 1 year ago
Well worth the read and has nice twist on a possible future. The characters are easy to relate to.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Interesting plot, once you get past the global warming myth, the action was riveting.
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I thought the book was well written and I greatly enjoyed the plot and characters. However, I detested the insertion of climate change into the plot.
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ME6135 More than 1 year ago
Larry Bond is a very good writer. He gets into his writing.
James Watts More than 1 year ago
For the most part the book kept my interest and was believable. I would read late into the night and didn't want to stop reading.