Winter Dragon

Winter Dragon

by Henry Martin

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Overview

The submarine USS Pasadena draws a routine duty: bird-dogging a Chinese naval exercise. But what happens next is anything but routine. Mark Castillo, captain of the Pasadena, watches as a Chinese submarine sinks a Chinese destroyer. Neither China nor the United States understand what's really happened. The Americans believe they've witnessed another Tiananmen Square. The Chinese think they've been attacked by the lurking American submarine.

And the two most powerful nations on Earth stumble towards war.

It will be up to Castillo to unravel the mystery--before all Asia is consumed in the fire of a Winter Dragon.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012315113
Publisher: Blue Shark Publishing
Publication date: 03/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Henry Martin is a former naval officer who served on both submarines and surface ships and a writer whose work has appeared in markets as diverse as Interzone, Polyphony, On Spec, and several original DAW anthologies under the name Steven Mohan, Jr. His work has won honorable mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and he is a past Pushcart Prize nominee. He lives in Colorado.

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Winter Dragon 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jason_S More than 1 year ago
When I was younger I enjoyed Tom Clancy's books. As I got older, I kept having to close them, because I was getting weary of reading a fat edition of "Jane's Gadget-of-the-Month" club with some violence thrown in. This attention to gadget over grit more or less turned me off of the genre, since Clancy has so many emulators. In WINTER DRAGON, though, I found a welcome balance. It has gadgets; you'll know what kind of frigate is shooting what kind of gun aimed by what kind of radar. You won't want for naval parlance or military characters or the cool, serene silence of the sea. You'll trust those details are right, because Mr. Martin's background as a naval officer breathes through the pages. But those things are afterthoughts--because what Mr. Martin has successfully given us are those things we expect from the genre but used by and seen through the eyes of real, living and breathing characters. People we want to care about--as individuals--and not just as "that guy who pushed that button to launch the rocket." Individuals who exist in and interact with a cast of other individuals. In short, Mr. Martin has created a world and populated it with people. You'll care about Sandra Johnson's relationship with her daughter even as she's having a stare-down with the Chinese vice-premier. You'll care about Mark Castillo, when he has to face the Chinese captain his crew has just pulled out of the debris-filled ocean where the Chinese ship used to be. And you'll for darn sure care about the nameless junior officer who literally kills herself trying to save her shipmates. You'll care because Mr. Martin creates real people and puts them in unreal positions, and then makes us care about what happens to them. What more can you ask for a techno-thriller? Political intrigue--check. Insightful characters--check. Real-world weapons and tactics--check. Buy this book. You won't be disappointed.
JohnTG More than 1 year ago
Very good read. It kepy my interest for long periods of time. His charactoers speak authoritatively. Martin knows his naval terms. If you like Clancy and others of his kind, you'll like this book. I look forward to reading H. Martin's next novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading 1000+ pages of this repetitive drek (actually, I didn't read them all, because it was so awful, I skipped big chunks of it), the author admits that he could never get a publisher to buy this so he put it out electronically. Guess those publishers know their stuff.