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When China stakes a dubious claim in the hotly disputed waters of the East China Sea, the prime minister of Japan threatens to dispatch the country’s naval assets and tear up its antiwar constitution unless the Americans forcefully intervene.

When China stakes a dubious claim in the hotly disputed waters of the East China Sea, the prime minister of Japan threatens to dispatch the country’s naval assets and tear up its antiwar constitution unless the Americans forcefully intervene. The war-weary Americans are reluctant to confront the powerful Chinese navy directly, but if the Japanese provoke a military conflict with their historic enemy, treaty obligations would draw the United States into the fight.

In order to deescalate the first foreign policy crisis of his administration, U.S. president Lane dispatches Troy Pearce and his team to Tokyo to defuse the situation. What they find is a quagmire of hawkish politicians, nationalistic fervor, special interests with their own hidden agendas, and possibly the greatest military threat that America has ever faced. In this treacherous atmosphere it will require all of Pearce’s cunning—and his team’s technological prowess—to separate the truth from misdirection, and prevent the world from plunging into war.

Praise for the Troy Pearce Drone Series

Reviews

Action-packed with cutting-edge technology and an unforgettable cast of characters

W. E. B. Griffin, #1Wall Street Journal– and New York Times–bestselling author

A multifaceted political thriller that will delight tech junkies

Kirkus Reviews

An engrossing techno thriller . . . Readers will eagerly await Troy’s further adventures

Publishers Weekly

A brilliant read with astounding plot twists . . . Maden’s trail of intrigue will captivate you from page one

Clive Cussler

Adrenaline junkies will be thrilled to know that Troy Pearce and his drone technology team are back in action

Suspense Magazine

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  • Paperback

    9781101983324

    November 14, 2016

    Dutton

    432 pages

    RRP $17.99

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