Red Dragon Rising

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 406 ratings

Red Dragon Rising Publisher's Summary

In the not-too-distant future, massive climate change has wracked the globe. China's rice-growing regions have been devastated by typhoons, while its western breadbasket is suffering from three years of drought. Riots threaten to tear the country apart. With the old-guard Chinese government paralyzed by the crisis, a young, charismatic party leader steps to the fore. His solution to the unrest is a time-tested one - conquest of China's neighbors...and after that, the world.

Josh MacArthur, a mild-mannered American scientist studying climate change in northern Vietnam, is the only witness to a clever attempt by the Chinese to make it appear that Vietnam started the war. Escaping a massacre, he manages to gather critical evidence that could turn world opinion against China.

Unfortunately, the Chinese learn of MacArthur's survival and of the information he carries. A former Ch'an fighting monk turned commando is sent to capture him. Mara Duncan, a CIA agent, is also on MacArthur's trail. The American scientist has become the subject of a deadly race in the jungles of northern Vietnam, with the fate of the world in his hands.
©2009 Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Red Dragon Rising

    • Shadows of War
    • By: Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    In the not-too-distant future, massive climate change has wracked the globe. China's rice-growing regions have been devastated by typhoons, while its western breadbasket is suffering from three years of drought. Riots threaten to tear the country apart. With the old-guard Chinese government paralyzed by the crisis, a young, charismatic party leader steps to the fore. His solution to the unrest is a time-tested one - conquest of China's neighbors and, after that, the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Once you get pass the premise, it's a good book.

    • By Leland on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Edge of War

    • Red Dragon, Book 2
    • By: Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    CIA officer Mara Duncan is on assignment in bomb-torn Hanoi. Her task: Get scientist Josh MacArthur and a seven-year-old witness to Chinese atrocities in Vietnam out of the country safely. They are pursued by a relentless Chinese monk turned commando who can call on the entire Chinese secret service in Vietnam for help. Their escape is further complicated when SEALs, who are helping Mara, gun down Vietnamese soldiers, making them wanted by both China and Vietnam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Katrina M. on 12-14-10

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 3

    • Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising

    • Shock of War
    • By: Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Under secret orders from the president, U.S. Army Major Zeus Murphy sabotages a Chinese invasion fleet on the eve of its assault against Vietnam. But Murphy and fellow officer Win Christian are trapped behind enemy lines after Christian’s erratic behavior gives them away. Back in America, President Chester Greene fails to convince Congress or the Pentagon that the Chinese invasion of Vietnam is the first step in a plan to rule Asia – and eventually go to war with the United States.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Robert on 05-17-12

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Blood of War

    • Red Dragon Series, Book 4
    • By: Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    As depression and drought wrack China, the country’s new premier has launched a deadly war with Vietnam. The assault has left the world on the precipice of disaster…. U.S. Army Major Zeus Murphy disobeys his commander and plunges headlong into the conflict, leading the Vietnamese in a covert attack against the Chinese army massing on the border. If the gambit fails, China will roll over Vietnam - and Zeus will lose the only woman he has ever loved, kept prisoner in a secret base north of Hanoi

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Robert's review

    • By Robert the Dispatcher on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $13.99