The submarine USS Pasadena draws a routine duty: bird-dogging a Chinese naval exercise. But what happens next is anything but routine. Mark Castillo, captain of the Pasadena, watches as a Chinese submarine sinks a Chinese destroyer. Neither China nor the United States understand what's really happened. The Americans believe they've witnessed another Tiananmen Square. The Chinese think they've been attacked by the lurking American submarine.
And the two most powerful nations on Earth stumble towards war.
It will be up to Castillo to unravel the mysterybefore all Asia is consumed in the fire of a Winter Dragon.
Henry Martin is a former naval officer who served on both submarines and surface ships and a writer whose work has appeared in markets as diverse as Interzone, Polyphony, On Spec, and several original DAW anthologies under the name Steven Mohan, Jr. His work has won honorable mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and he is a past Pushcart Prize nominee. He lives in Colorado.