Friday, September 26, 2008

Dance with the Dragon

Dance with the Dragon

DAVID HAGBERG has published more than seventy novels of suspense, including the bestselling JOSHUA'S HAMMER, SOLDIER of GOD, and ALLAH'S SCORPIION.

Former Air Force cryptographer David Hagberg is a bestselling author of international thrillers who has a knack for creating fiction that becomes fact. In THE WHITE HOUSE he predicted North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. In JOSHUA’S HAMMER he foresaw the 9/11 attack on the United States by bin Laden and his al-Quaeda, in DESERT FIRE Saddam Hussein’s nuclear ambitions, in HIGH FLIGHT the downing of airliners as a method of terrorism on a massive scale.

Born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, David Hagberg joined the Air Force right out of high School where he was trained as a cryptographer, stationed in Greenland above the Arctic Circle and in Germany where he helped construct the (then) world’s largest crypto center on the planet. He attended the University of Maryland, Overseas Division and the University of Wisconsin studying physics, mathematics and philosophy.

But he learned to write as a cub reporter on the Duluth Herald & News-Tribune and later as a news desk editor for the Associated Press. His first novel TWISTER was published in 1975 by Dell, and since that time he has published more than 70 novels of suspense in a career that includes a nomination for The American Book Award, three nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and three Mystery Scene best American Mystery awards.

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Now for my review For “Dance with the Dragon,”

 A Non Stop Thriller

David Hagberg is as good as it gets. Dance with the Dragon is by far one of the best action-adventure thrillers to come along in years. Every chapter is action packed and keeps you guessing right to the end. 

In the opening scene, there is a murder of a CIA agent in Mexico. As Hagberg works the plot, his dialog, narrative and description are riveting. David Hagberg's retired CIA director Kirk McGarvey gets pulled into this murder only to find that each woman involved in the case has a dark past with sub plots that he must snake his way through. It’s a fast read, as you will be racing to turn the pages to see what’s behind this cruel Chinese general and his spy game. From the opening to the last chapter you keep wondering how it will all come together...and it does! It just better not be true!

This is Hagberg’s 10th thriller featuring ex-CIA director Kirk McGarvey, and his next in the McGarvey series is due late fall, early winter of 08.

Norman Applegate

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