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The Dragon's Claw
The Dragon's Claw

The Dragon's Claw


Project Z


288 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: May 2023

ISBN 9781951122584

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (May 2023)


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At America's premier research lab in New Mexico, birthplace of the atomic bomb, the race is on to save humanity.

Dr. Alek Spray and his team are on the verge of a breakthrough that could produce clean, unlimited energy. In the wrong hands, the same technology could become a deadly weapon and spark a new arms race. As Alek struggles to create a transformative energy source using a nuclear reaction often mistaken for cold fusion, he faces pressure from the U.S. government to apply his findings to building a weapon of mass destruction. Politicians demand that Alek develop this weapon before the country's enemies can. After a mysterious laboratory accident and the disappearance of two of the team's members, Alek joins forces with FBI Agent Gabi Stebbens. They embark on a quest to uncover who else is trying to harness this new technology - an investigation that takes them to Mexico and China, where they discover a plot of intrigue, money, and power. A rogue Chinese general is using Mexican drug-cartel money to develop a lethal beam-weapon called the Dragon's CLAW. If Alek and Gabi cannot stop this rogue alliance it will create a new arms race and may cause the doomsday clock to strike zero, and Alek's dream of changing the world by creating limitless, affordable energy will come to an end.


"This book is a masterful collection of spies, intrigue, and the ever present government bureaucracy churning too slowly and at cross-purposes with both offensive weapons and efforts at peace." —Nancy Hollander

"A sexy, intelligent thriller." —Sidney Balman Jr., Pulitzer-nominated war correspondent and author of the Seventh Flag Trilogy

"...the science involved in the plot makes one ponder what other ideas are out there for development into either good or evil..." —Dr. John C Browne, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director 1997-2003

Author Biography

Dr. Gerold Yonas, a physicist and engineer, served as chief scientist for Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, or Star Wars, project, and worked as a vice president at the Los Alamos National Laboratory counterpart, Sandia Labs. His writing draws on his insider experience within the world's most secret and advanced labs, on his background in weapons and neuroscience technology, and on his experience with the complex politics of energy research and national defense.