Dragonfire! (Cody's War 1) by Stephen Mertz
FROM THE MODERN MASTER OF THE ACTION ADVENTURE M.I.A. HUNTER SERIES COMES CODY’S WAR!
BIG TROUBLE IN CHINA!
Cody’s mission: locate and extract a defecting physicist, Dr. Kwan, creator of the ghastly mega-weapon, Dragonfire. But the mission goes south almost immediately when a US Navy reconnaissance plane disappears over the South China Sea after observing Chinese nuclear submarine activity. Also missing: the dive team sent to investigate. Then there’s the coup d’état being staged in Beijing by renegade Chinese military officers intent on launching a nuclear holocaust and establishing a new World Order.
With no one to trust in this deadly maze, Jack Cody races the clock against an imminent world threat spawned far beneath the sea . . .
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