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Shanghai Star

William H. Lovejoy

ISBN 0786003294
Publish Date 12/1/1996
Format Paperback
Categories Pinnacle, High Tech
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In Sichuan Province, a $450 million-dollar satellite is blown to pieces on its launch pad...

On the streets of Shanghai, a car bomb explodes and narrowly misses killing the director of a powerful U.S. corporation...

In the capitol of Tibet—near the holiest Buddhist shrine in the world—a nuclear reactor approaches the critical states of meltdown...

It is the worlds' sleeping giant, a closed society bound by the iron rule of the Chinese Communist party. Until an American company called Megatronics, headed by maverick entrepreneur and Gulf War hero Douglas Grant, launches a high-stakes game of capitalist daring that could unit—or divide—East and West forever.

The Shanghai Star Project is designed to open China to the communications revolution. Deng Mai is Grant's liaison in China, an ambitious Eurasian beauty treading a precarious line between the ancient and modern worlds. Jiang Guofeng is the powerful Minister of Information, who may be the best friend Megatronics ever had—or its most dangerous enemy.

From the ruthless power centers of Beijing to China's remote, dust-choked cities...from a stunning act of sabotage within the Defense Ministry to the chilling agenda of a lone killer with an AK-47...the dream of a new century has now become a sizzling fuse—in a nation ready to explode...

About William H. Lovejoy:

William H. Lovejoy is the author of twenty thriller, suspense, and mystery novels with publications in English, Japanese, Spanish, and Hebrew.

As a "master storyteller" according to Clive Cussler, Lovejoy has a penchant for taking a current event and projecting it into the near future, with a twist-a new super airport for Hong Kong, a takeover of Antarctica, superegos battling on the Internet. His stories are richly detailed with the culture of place as well as the high technology that may threaten it. And since events never take place in a vacuum, Lovejoy's novels are flavored with the multiple layers of the governments and bureaucracies that influence decisions and affect individual actions. Nelson DeMille reviewed China Dome as "A nice blend of high-tech, corporate espionage, subterfuge, and sabotage. A very rewarding read; tightly plotted, well-written, and thoroughly engaging."

An army brat born at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Lovejoy grew up in Nebraska, Montana, and Colorado. He worked his way through degrees at Colorado State University as an interior designer and graduate teaching assistant. He is a Vietnam veteran and has served as a college assistant professor of English, a state college president, a college system chief fiscal officer, and a management consultant. He resides in Arizona, where he is vice president for administration at Mohave Community College.

A frequent commentator for writing workshops, he has taught writing as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Northern Colorado, and as a faculty member of the Pikes Peak Writers' Conference. Lovejoy is a member of Mystery Writers of America, and has written non-fiction articles for The Writer and Writer's Digest.


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