Revolutions and revolutionary wars are inevitable in class society, and without them it is impossible to accomplish any leap in social development and to overthrow the reactionary ruling classes and therefore impossible for people to win political power.... The seizure of power by armed force, the settlement of the issue by war, is the central task and the highest form of revolution. This Marxist-Leninist principle of revolution holds good universally, for China and for all other countries.
------------------------------Mao Tse Tung
To John and Nancy Coonts
One tiny, red, liquid drop of blood was visible in the center of the small, neat hole in China Bob Chan's forehead an inch or so above his right eye.
'Yes' she said and put her arm around his waist as they walked back to the car
The U.S. government sends Jake Grafton to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the U.S. consul-general, Tiger Cole, is embedded in a dangerous plan to overthrow the Chinese regime. he takes his wife Callie with him. They haven't returned to the island since their first meeting there, and Tiger Cole is an old friend from those days. Their trip soon turns into their worst nightmare...
Hong Kong is a powder keg ready to explode. A political murder and the Communist government's closure of a foreign bank are the sparks that light the fuse...and Tiger Cole is right on the middle of the action. After a violent rebel faction kidnaps Callie, Jake suddenly finds himself pulled into the vortex of a high-tech civil war...
Joining forces with CIA operative Tommy Carmellini, Jake races to save Callie from the imminent bloodbath. But first he must figure out whom he can trust among the Western faction vying for control in the volatile situation and among the Chinese patriots fights for their nation's future. Now, more than ever, he must make sure that the right side wins. One false move is all it will take to doom his wife--and the entire world...
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When political terrorists kidnap his wife during their Hong Kong vacation, Admiral Jake Grafton joins forces with agent Tommy Carmellini of CUBA and a group of Chinese freedom fighters to foil a dangerous international conspiracy.