Review 2: Cora – The China Connection

5.0 out of 5 stars A Novel of Suspense and Intrigue,July 8, 2003
By: Paul B. Cora (Towson, MD United States) – Author of Yellowjackets! The 361st Fighter Group in World War II, See all my reviews
This review is from: The China Connection (Paperback)

Writer Anthony Sacco has effectively combined fictionalized events which chillingly parallel developments in US-Chinese relations during the 1990s with a cast of fascinating, believable characters, to produce a first-rate novel of technological espionage and suspense.

Bent on acquiring U.S. satellite technology, the Chinese military utilizes every means at its disposal, including planted agents and political intrigue aimed directly at the highest office in the United States. When Chinese-American Johnny Chou disappears after indictment for campaign finance violations following a series of high-stakes political deals, private investigator Matt Dawson is hired by the FBI as a low-profile operative whose task is to locate Chou before Chinese agents can kill him to prevent disclosure of everything he knows.

Author Sacco takes the reader on a fasinating journey from the highest levels of the growing Chinese satellite program to the Oval Office, and in between to locations ranging from rural China to suburban Maryland.

Set against the backdrop Chinese-American espionage are an array of compelling individuals from main character Dawson,to US President Warren Jenkins Carswell,and Chan Chu-hua, a Chinese agent operating U.S. who ultimately discovers Christianity as she seeks to unravel the tangled web of her life.

Readers will enjoy the unmistakeable paralells with events in the Clinton White House concerning Chinese technological espionage.

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