A bellicose Chinese regime, uncertain as to the outcome of the 2000 presidential election, plots a desperate power play to rein in a rebellious Taiwan Province. Sometimes a war plan can be too successful and the law of unintended consequences intervenes.
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Reap the Whirlwind
December 1999, the United States relinquishes control of the Panama Canal. The Chinese owned Panama Ports Company assumes control and a disturbing veil of secrecy descends over the strategic waterway.
A clandestine mission to China's Fujian province discovers that the most of the missiles pointed at Taiwan are dummies.
CIA analyst Jonas Benjamin suspects the missing missiles are being shipped to Panama on Chinese container ships. He travels to the Canal Zone to find the truth and disappears as well. Special Forces Major Jim Harper stages a desperate rescue mission.
The legendary Chinese spymaster, Goldenrod, returns to America and mounts a devastating cyber attack on America's electronic eyes and ears. Amidst the digital battlefield, a disaffected hacker known only as Captain America stumbles across the truth.
Against a mosaic of unforgettable characters, where nothing is as it seems, the forces of greed, power, avarice, fear, and honor collide on a silent battlefield in a race against time where most of the players do not even realize the clock is running.
Conner Fadden sat outside the Hotel 3 Americas. It was not much of a hotel with its ten rooms, worn beds, and stained walls. The hotel had a common bathroom shared by the odd collection of visitors to the end of the road. In Yavisa, the Interamerica Highway stretching from Alaska to Chile remains unfinished. To the east lies the Darién Gap and Columbia. There are no more roads—only footpaths leading into the jungle with its constant heat and host of lethal predators.