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updated: Mar 13, 2020 09:00 EDT


R.H. Johnson’s textbooks virtually often examine like entrance-page information, but his 13th novel, The China Mandate, carries the hard work to a scary new level, according to Hampton, Westbrook Publishing, the book’s distributor. The yr is 2020, and China is quickly equipping its entirely functional moonbase with nuclear missiles that will focus on a dozen U.S. metropolitan areas.

“There’s absolutely nothing fictional about China’s technologies ambitions,” Johnson suggests. “Their program is to lead the way in space colonization, in quantum computing, and in synthetic intelligence. All three of those initiatives have alarming navy potential that several Individuals realize, and I hope my latest novel opens some eyes.”

The China Mandate characteristics a black-ops corporation whose star performer, ex-Navy SEAL Travis Delta, tackles assignments that the U.S. authorities is prohibited by law from dealing with on its possess. Top officers in Washington don’t specially care how Delta gets the task done as very long as his function just can’t be traced to the White Home.

“Plausible deniability has often been a person of the most effective applications accessible to the world’s leaders,” Johnson notes, “and it’s utilized as a great deal today as it was 50 or sixty many years in the past throughout the Chilly War.”

 The motion in Johnson’s latest novel opens on a manned American spacecraft as it techniques the moon but cuts speedily to the Amazon rainforest, exactly where ISIS terrorists are prepping for a sarin attack on D.C. With a wink and a nod from the director of nationwide intelligence and the CIA director, agent Delta is on his way to Switzerland, Turkey, Nepal, South Korea, and China to get rid of an existential menace to the United States.

It is barely surprising that Travis Delta, like many other Johnson figures, is a martial arts expert. Johnson himself retains a ninth-degree black belt in Taekwondo, is a two-time U.S. nationwide winner, and in 2017 was named to the Taekwondo Instances Magazine Hall of Fame.

The China Mandate is a follow-up to The Jericho Alternative, the 2019 novel in which Johnson took a challenging glimpse at the unstoppable menace represented by weaponized toy drones. In previously textbooks, he examined a assortment of other incredibly hot latest-functions difficulties, such as human trafficking, the assassinations of Russian dissidents, and a substantial-level spy running inside of the White Home.

A previous Air Power officer and approach guide, Johnson lives and writes in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. His textbooks are accessible solely via Amazon.

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Source: Hampton, Westbrook Publishing