Shadows of War
Techno-thriller writing team Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice return with a classic series for our era, Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising, which imagines the globe torn apart by climate change and its economic and geopolitical fallout. In book one of this four-book series, rapid climate change leads to mass riots in China, and a new Communist premier seeks to relieve pressure by...more
This book is "synopsized" as a war fiction. It's more an extended first chapter of a war fiction. The book does cover the beginning moves in ...more
When you ...more
With this as the background China once a powerhouse is suffering from food shortages and ...more
When I was considering whether to pick up a copy of this book I was intruiged when I read that Larry Bond helped Tom Clancy develop the story for his WWIII techno-thriller Red Storm Rising, one of my favorite books of that genre. That clinched it for me...I had to take a look at this book, and Larry Bond doesn't disappoint! I ...more
It felt this could have have been a lot better; the scope was limited and it could have been more intense. I did like that you get the story line from both sides but for both the ...more
Global warming plays havoc with the world’s economy. The inevitable conflict between those that have and those that don’t begins. China is seen as an implacable foe that threatens the security of the entire world. The U.S. finds itself in the paradoxical support of a former enemy.
The only criticism I have of this book is that I found it’s premise entirely too believable. The authors pain a gloomy picture of the not so distant future. There was plenty ...more
Don't get worried, Larry Bond is still cranking out the war thrillers, but Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Shadows of War one is not the grand sweep of a worldwide battlefield that his previous books have featured. Instead, we focus in on four people swept up in the beginnings of World War III. Those four people are a climate scientist studying in northern Vietnam who happens to have video that proves that China is instigating World War III in his cell phone, a ...more
This book though is an amazing read, it flows nicely and never makes you feel like you are picking it up mid story, the characters are well written, very Homerish (as in the Iliad Homer) in there epic battles and flaws.
the only problem I had with the book, was lack of continuity in the idea of outrageous fuel prices but yet everyone has a car and taxi rides ...more
In the past, when I read Bond, I was interested in the warfare, the strategy and the tech. That is still there, tho much reduced.
Might be a good intro to Bond for thriller lovers.