A Dragon Defanged

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Xlibris Corporation, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 430 pages
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Democratic President Earl Eastwood seeks re-election against the formidable Connecticut Governor Sophia Kallias, a Republican moderate with winning appeal to the critical independent vote. A unifi ed Third World infl uenced by China offers him the "global presidency" at the United Nations, if he loses the US race. Eastwood's dependency on China curdles his loyalties. He needs China's endorsement for the UN job. And Chinese foreign investment is the only viable source of job growth in a badly recessed US economy. The Chinese recruit the fi nancial wizardry of Swiss-based Nikos Rallis to fashion a Swiss-Brazilian network of equity funds. The network launders US investments of Chinese-owned Brazilian companies. They covertly acquire control of Canadian and US shale oil and gas stakes and their pipeline conduits. The network then infi ltrates critical US defense technology sources. Eastwood, a brilliant political tactician and the fi rst African-American president, must act forcefully as he learns of the Chinese scheme. His rigid, West Point ethics are challenged by ambition, and his complicated romantic life.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
9
CAST OF MAJOR CHARACTERS
11
PROLOGUE
15
CHAPTER 1
23
CHAPTER 2
33
CHAPTER 3
39
CHAPTER 4
50
CHAPTER 5
64
CHAPTER 17
199
CHAPTER 18
214
CHAPTER 19
224
CHAPTER 20
231
CHAPTER 21
238
CHAPTER 22
249
CHAPTER 23
259
CHAPTER 24
265

CHAPTER 6
77
CHAPTER 7
90
CHAPTER 8
100
CHAPTER 9
112
CHAPTER 10
119
CHAPTER 11
128
CHAPTER 12
143
CHAPTER 13
158
CHAPTER 14
167
CHAPTER 15
179
CHAPTER 16
187
CHAPTER 25
270
CHAPTER 26
284
CHAPTER 27
302
CHAPTER 28
315
CHAPTER 29
324
CHAPTER 30
334
CHAPTER 31
354
CHAPTER 32
375
CHAPTER 33
384
CHAPTER 34
406
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