The Dragon Factory

In Jonathan Maberry's The Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) face their deadliest threat yet when they go up against two competing groups of geneticists bent on world domination.

The Dragon Factory

In Jonathan Maberry's The Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) face their deadliest threat yet when they go up against two competing groups of geneticists bent on world domination. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.

The Joe Ledger Series Thus Far

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry is a master of horror.

The Joe Ledger Series  Thus Far

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry is a master of horror. His imagination is the fodder for our worst nightmares. Here together for the first time are eight novels of Maberry’s spine-tingling Joe Ledger series: Patient Zero introduces readers to the legend that is Joe Ledger and to the secret government agency, the Department of Military Sciences (DMS) that recruits him. Terrorists have a death-defying bioweapon that threatens to turn innocent civilians into man-eating zombies. In Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and the DMS face-off against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using modern technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. King of Plagues introduces Joe and his DMS team to a massively powerful secret society bent on world destruction. They plan to use the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destroy global economies unless Joe can stop them. In Assassin’s Code, Joe Ledger and Echo Team go on a relentless chase to stop an ancient order of killers from plunging the world into Holy War. When they rescue American hostages, the Iranian government asks them to help find six nuclear bombs, a chase that leads them into vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered blood-thirsty killers. Extinction Machine finds UFOs in the sky, the president of the United States missing, and Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences rushing headlong into the world's deadliest arms race. The global sprint to retro-engineer alien technologies halts when someone—or something—wants that technology back. Code Zero is the exciting and direct sequel to Patient Zero. A highly elite team of killers breaks through unbreakable security and steals the world's most dangerous weapons. Within days there are outbreaks of mass slaughter and murderous insanity. Joe Ledger must stop the Land of the Free from turning into a land of the dead. When armies of killer drones explode across the nation, on baseball’s opening day, Joe Ledger and his team realize that American technology has been compromised at all levels, most importantly, on Air Force One. The president is trapped, and the plane is now a missal; it has become Predator One. In Kill Switch, a terrifying new kind of assassin has the power to take over people’s minds in order to wreak chaos on the world. A terrorist group has acquired one hundred E-bombs. Each bomb's electromagnetic pulse is powerful enough to blow out all power and all technology from a major city. Joe must stop the criminals waiting for the lights to go out.

The Dragon Who Loved Me

More dragon soldiers than Rhona had ever seen before at one time. And fresh
troops kept coming. Did they have a dragon factory pumping out full-grown
soldiers, ready for battle? Rhona had begun to think so. For while the
Southlanders and ...

The Dragon Who Loved Me

I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I've earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it's the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best—destroying the enemies of my kind. So the smartest thing wily barbarian Vigholf the Abhorrent can do for me is stay out of my way as we risk all on a deadly mission in enemy territory. I don't care if he's fascinated by me, even though he is as attractive as he is resourceful. He's having far too much fun putting me in difficult situations and testing my sense of duty to the limit. And I'm going to enjoy challenging his insufferable confidence, outwitting his schemes, and making him surrender in the wildest ways. . . "Sexy and outrageous humor." --Romantic Times

Rhetorics of Fantasy

Like Sophie and Calcifer, Jane is not in the least surprised either that the dragon
exists, or that it is made ofmetal. The hints have been there for us all along: this is
a dragon factory, dragons are war machines, artificial intelligences given ...

Rhetorics of Fantasy

Examining fantasy literature

The Joe Ledger Series Books 1 3

Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, The King of Plagues Jonathan Maberry.
Chapter One Hundred Eight The Dragon Factory Twenty minutes ago The guard
never heard a sound. He strolled back and forth along the footpath between the
docks ...

The Joe Ledger Series  Books 1 3

Now available together for the first time, don't miss the beginning of Jonathan Maberry's New York Times bestselling series about intrepid warrior, Joe Ledger, and his death-defying missions with the Department of Military Sciences in books 1-3 of this spectacular series! Join Joe and his Echo Team as they face off against sub-human horrors and villains that Ledger's team set out to make sure the world will never know in this heart-pounding bundle containing Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, and The King of Plagues! In Patient Zero, Ledger knows that when you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with his skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.... In The Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) are called upon again to go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag. In The King of Plagues it's Saturday at 09:11 Hours when a blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are left dead or injured... At 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Joe rejoins the DMS and within hours is attacked by a hit-team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission into a viral hot zone during an Ebola outbreak. Soon Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences begin tearing down the veils of deception to uncover a vast and powerful secret society using weaponized versions of the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destabilize world economies and profit from the resulting chaos. Millions will die unless Joe Ledger meets the this powerful new enemy on their own terms as he fights terror with terror.

The Dragon s Gift

Now, he said, the factory is effectively bankrupt. He knew that a similar Chinese
effort to revive the aid-funded Mulungushi textile factory in Zambia had failed the
previous year. “Now the Chinese government is more focused on economic ...

The Dragon s Gift

Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest. China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.

Dragon Slayer

George has closed his dragon factory . 2 . George has joined the Save the
Dragon - Society . 3 . George has said " Sorry ! " to the Mc Dragen family . George
has given his suit of armor a good funeral . George is now starting up a theme
park for ...

Dragon Slayer

If George the dragon slayer gets his way, all of the McDragon clan will end up as suits of armour or dragon burgers. Wee Robbie McDragon, ace detective, sets out to solve the case and gets help from an unexpected friend. Suggested level: primary.

The Elephant and the Dragon The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

So the supplier might buy speedometers from a factory in China that pays $2 a
day, have the behind-the-dashboard wiring sent from a $4-a-day factory in
Mexico, and buy the heating vents from yet another Chinese factory, where
workers earn ...

The Elephant and the Dragon  The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

Offers a compelling study of the rise to international economic power of China and India that examines the implications of these emerging Asian giants for America and what America needs to know about the economic and political strategies of the two nations in order to compete in the global marketplace. Reprint.

The Dragon Nimbus Novels

I perform admirably with the other women in my factory. But with you, the only one
I really want ... nothing,” he raised his hands over his head in exasperation and
dropped them limply to his side. “I should have ignored my bargain with The ...

The Dragon Nimbus Novels

This brand-new omnibus is the first in a series collecting Irene Radford's acclaimed Dragon novels. Volume I includes the complete trilogy of The Dragon Nimbus: The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, and The Lonliest Magician The Glass Dragon: In a realm that has always been protected by its magicians, a kingdom whose ruler's life and power is inextricably linked with that of the dragons, a time of crisis has arrived. Someone is killing the dragons, and as their numbers diminish, magic is fading from the kingdom of Coronnan. The kingdom's unlikely saviors are a young wizard whose magic is completely unorthodox and an equally young witchwoman who has been befriended by the last of the dragons. The Perfect Princess: Though rogue magic has long been banned in Coronnan, the loss of dragon magic has opened the way for masters of these forbidden spells to wreak havoc on the kingdom. Only if Prince Darville can tame the forces of magic and rescue the spell-trapped princess who is fated to be his bride, does he have any chance to save crown, kingdom, and dragons. The Loneliest Magician: As war rages between the armies of Coronnan and SeLenicca, an equally desperate campaign is being fought between the Commune, which uses dragon magic, and the coven, which draws its power from an older, darker source. The only hope of saving Coronnan, the king, and the Commune lies in finding the dragons and bringing them back. A young orphan is being called by the dragons, lured with the promise of discovering his true identity. Can an untested youth venture into the heart of the enemy's stronghold and find the means to set the dragons free? Want more Dragon novels? Look for The Star Gods trilogy and the new Children of the Dragon Nimbus series!

Feeding the Dragon

She had guanxi with someone in Shanghai who had a business connection with
somebody who knew a porcelain factory owner in Jingdezhen. (Guanxi is a name
given to the complex personal relationships and favors that play a factor in ...

Feeding the Dragon

With little more than two backpacks, a camera, and a tarp, Mandarin-speaking American brother and sister Nate and Mary Kate Tate traveled more than 9,700 miles throughout China to share the country's inspiring culture and cuisine with kitchens in the West. What began as a travelblog (feedingthedragon.com) documenting the duo's journey has evolved into a visual narrative of food, culture, and travel inside Feeding the Dragon. Arranged by the authors' travel itinerary to highlight the uniqueness of nine specific regions in China, Feeding the Dragon is part cookbook and part cultural travelogue, overflowing with sumptuous but easily prepared authentic dishes. From Buddhist vegetarian dishes enjoyed on the snowcapped mountains of Tibet to lamb kebabs served on the scorching desert of Xinjiang Province, one hundred recipes are presented alongside first-person narratives and travel photographs. Western cooks will find healthy recipes brimming with authentic ingredients and flavors, such as Lychee Martini and Shanghai Soup Dumplings, Pineapple Rice, Coca-Cola Chicken Wings, Green Tea Shortbread Cookies, and Wild Mushroom Salad. Feeding the Dragon also provides handy reference sidebars to guide cooks with time-saving shortcuts such as buying premade dumpling wrappers instead of making them from scratch, or using a blow-dryer to finish your Peking Duck. A comprehensive glossary of Chinese ingredients and their equivalent substitutions complete the book. Feeding the Dragon is not an Americanized adulteration of classic Chinese cuisine. Instead, the Tates offer readers and cooks a beautiful journey through Chinese history, culture, tradition, and food. "This is a heartwarming and often gripping tale of a brother-sister team who bike back roads, slog muddy fields, trudge across mountains, and navigate ancient alleyways to explore the kitchens and culinary soul of China. The recipes they gather from China's wonderfully hospitable people will tantalize your taste buds as Nate and Mary Kate's decade-long adventure inspires your sense of wanderlust." --James McGregor, author of One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China "Feeding the Dragon is a stunning achievement; it's a foodie's Far East fantasy come true, with pictures and recipes to match." --Adam Roberts, creator of The Amateur Gourmet "The Tate siblings are my kind of travelers, my kind of eaters, and my kind of cooks. In Feeding the Dragon, they have combined adventure travel, history, and culture to create a personal, fun, and interesting cookbook. The photos, recipes, and stories are all fabulous. I love this cookbook!" --Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Shanghai Girls