3 out of 5 stars
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A sequence of events that could potentially trigger a worldwide epidemic capable of wiping out the planet if left unchecked is triggered by the unintentional discovery of a submarine that may have been abandoned during World War II. The mission of stopping this epidemic from happening is given to some elite operatives, who must succeed.
The narrative of Operation Sleeping Dragon also depicts Japan's strategy to employ a lethal weapon to obtain the upper hand in World War II. How well did they perform?
Peter Krebs' Operation Sleeping Dragon was a masterpiece. The author expertly used language that would captivate the reader and keep them engaged until they finished reading. It was evident from the narration how the story progressed from the author's perspective. I never felt the need to put the book down while reading. Even though I had a lot of things to get done, I would constantly pick it up and read till late at night.
My interest in the narrative was piqued by more than just how it was presented. I constantly wondered what would happen next in this novel because of how suspenseful it was. For example, when Siebert made a discovery on one of the ships, I felt the tension.
For me, the story's most memorable aspect was how wildly unpredictable it was. I never once saw any of the future events in the book coming to pass, thanks to the author's abundance of unexpected information. The most unexpected development was Siebert's discovery in Tokyo, which I wouldn't discuss to avoid giving away spoilers. I was amazed at the finding and the author's skill at incorporating it into the narrative; I never would have imagined such a result.
Despite how much I loved the story, there were two big problems I had with the book. One was the spate of mistakes I found while reading. I suggest having the book professionally edited to fix these. Another problem I encountered was that it was jumping between two distinct timelines. The author alternated between them occasionally without giving any notice. As a result, I had trouble following which timeline was which until I saw the name of a character I knew belonged in a particular timeline. I hope that in subsequent editions, the author fixes this.
Considering everything I've said, I rate the book 3 out of 5 stars. The points deduction is due to the issues with editing and timeline jump. I recommend Operation Sleeping Dragon to lovers of historical fiction that touches on World War II.
Operation Sleeping Dragon
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