Liberty Lake, WA (Vocus) June 5, 2010
From the author of the highly acclaimed novel Secret Valor, released in 2007, comes another page-turning political thriller that races along like the mighty Yangtze River, which inspired it. Once again, author Emanuele F. Portolese rivets readers with the release of his newly published book, The Yangtze Illusion.
In this masterpiece of conflict, suspense, and drama, readers are sure to find themselves in heart-stopping action and fast-paced plots. Like the great Yangtze River, this novel carries readers on a perilous journey from the high mountains of the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea. Along this turbulent and violent journey, though it is a work of fiction, the author hints at very confidential information and some of the world’s most guarded secrets that could well change the way people think about the future—and a new world.
The Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam in the world, was recently completed on the Yangtze River and has been aptly called the new Great Wall of China. Federal agents discover compelling evidence that an explosive device had been planted inside the Three Gorges Dam during its construction. If the great dam were to explode, it would release billions of gallons of water downstream killing millions of people and wreak havoc on the economies of the world. The CIA, with help from a secret Chinese society, sends the Asian-American officer Steven Michaels through Macau and into the People’s Republic of China on a covert mission to learn more about the explosive device. However, Michaels soon discovers that there is an even greater danger facing China. He finds himself deeply entangled in a White House conspiracy that brings the United States into direct military confrontation with the PRC and forces the country to raise its military status to Defcon Two for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the midst of chaos, Michaels is forced to battle in the streets of Beijing to save his own life and that of the one woman who might be able to prevent an upheaval that would unsettle the greatest nations on earth and change China and the world forever.
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About the Author
Emanuele Portolese is a former leadership consultant, nuclear weapons electronics specialist, and director of the largest private sector of technical and academic exchange between the US, the USSR, and the PRC. He has spoken before audiences in the White House, Kremlin, and Great Hall of the People, and was the keynote speaker at the Brandenburg Gate for a commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
THE YANGTZE ILLUSION * by Emanuele F. Portolese
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 306 pages; 978-1-4500-9947-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 306 pages; 978-1-4500-9948-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-9949-3
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