Fire of the Raging Dragon
A naval war erupts between China and Taiwan over the contested waters around the Spratly Islands, in which a fictional President of the United States sends the U.S. Navy between the Chinese and Taiwanese navies to try to stop the war. Things take a twist when the President's daughter is stationed aboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS-39), which is on station in the South China Sea when the war breaks out. Thus the President's orders place his own daughter into harm's way, The novel also features the U.S. warships USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS Shiloh (CG-67), USS Vicksburg (CG-69), and the cruise missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN-729).
Exploring the modern rise in power of the Chinese navy, the novel's antagonist is a fictional Chinese president who seeks to build China into a military superpower. Since the novel's publication, the Chinese navy has continued to expand in size and power. By 2014, China was in the process of building its second aircraft carrier, with the first having been commissioned in 2012 about the time that Fire of the Raging Dragon was published.
Fire of the Raging Dragon was the second novel released in Zondervan's Pacific Rim series.
- Google Books - Fire of the Raging Dragon by Don Brown
- FictionDataBase.com -Series- Pacific Rim Series
- World Magazine -- Debt and Destruction:Books:Insights into America's Rise Illuminate the Causes of her Unraveling, by Marvin Olasky -- November 30, 2012
- WZZM TV 13 (ABC affiliate Grand Haven, MI) -- New Book Foretelling Fictional Military Showdown Gets Grand Haven Residents Talking About Propaganda, by Pam Mettler -- December 14, 2012
- Rising red tide: China’s navy, air force rapidly expanding its size and reach - Washington Times, June 5, 2014 by Maggie Ybara
- Special Report: China's navy breaks out to the high seas -- Reuters, November 27, 2013 by David Lague
- China Doubling Its Aircraft Carrier Fleet - Time Magazine, January 20, 2014 by Mark Thompson