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If China is to survive, it must have more land for its millions of citizens. The Chairman tasks his ministers to formulate a ten year plan to conquer all of Mexico, the USA, and Canada, thereby turning the territory into 'New China' while avoiding a horrific third world war.
Within twelve months, the strategy is finalized and the multi-pronged invasion of North America begins quietly. The devilishly clever operation is totally unobserved by the American public, their military and/or politicians, and their neighbors to the north and south.
As the few lucky ones struggle to survive and deal with the invaders, there is mystery, suspense, danger and romance together with a terrible realization that perhaps the United States is soon to be a thing of the past.
As with all of Karl Boyd's novels, the ending is unexpected and decidedly different. You'll be tempted to turn to that last page, but please don't until you get there naturally. Why spoil a wonderful novel?
What others are saying
Author Karl Boyd has stated that he doesn't sleep a lot and he dreams up stories when he is asleep. I've said this before, and I'll say it again, that I am truly glad that Karl Boyd writes about his dreams and doesn't act upon them.
-- Joyce M. Gilmour, Editor, Editing TLC
The story unveils a plot that is world-wide, patient, and unique. His characters are like all of us... both good and bad.
-- Michael D. Muffins, MWSA Reviewer
With sharp characterization and fine plotting, Karl Boyd dramatizes the Chinese takeover of the United States. This thought provoking book provides insight into China's global power and influence.
-- Kellie Hunter
Although Karl Boyd is a retired US Air Force Master Sergeant, and only began writing nine years ago at the age of 65, his well-told novels are not your average military tales. While serving in several foreign locations throughout the world, and an equally diverse number of US States, Karl and his wife, Carol, (also a retired Master Sergeant from the US Air Force Reserves), have had many memorable experiences that gave them a better perspective on life in general than your average citizen. An inherent appreciation of how others view us Americans and our freedoms has influenced much of Karl’s writings.
As a lecturer aboard several cruise ships, Karl has challenged his fellow passengers to become authors. His talks have influenced many of his listeners to take up their pens or computer keyboards to paint their own pictures with words. He also has addressed meetings of veterans from WWII, Korea and Viet Nam, encouraging them to document their wartime experiences.
The author is a proud member of the Military Writers’ Association of America. Karl donates a portion of the receipts from each novel sold to “The Wounded Warrior Project” to assist his fellow members of the active military forces. One of his other novels, “The Nearly Perfect Plan” earned Karl “Author of the Month” honors for December of 2009.
A borderline insomniac, Karl will be the first to tell you most of his ideas come late at night as he attempts to sleep. To the pleasure of his devoted fans, thankfully, Karl always climbs out of bed and heads for the computer room before those thoughts are lost forever. The reward is a series of thought-provoking stories that keep you guessing until an unexpected conclusion to each.
Book review for
From China with Love
Written by Karl Boyd
Copyright 2009 - Bluewater Press
Tags: Mystery Thriller, International Crime Drama Review by: Kellie Hunter
I was fascinated with the concept Karl Boyd puts forth in his book, From China with Love. The story line did not disappoint. With sharp characterization and fine plotting, Karl Boyd dramatizes the Chinese takeover of the United States.
This thought-provoking book provides insight into China's global power and influence. Karl Boyd has the courage to propose what a decade ago would have seemed preposterous. I couldn't wait to reach the conclusion of this action packed novel.
I highly recommended this novel to anyone who wants to be kept in suspense from the first page throughout the entire book until the final unexpected ending. This tale is not for the squeamish, but more for the brave at heart and true lovers of our American heritage.
Kellie Hunter Manhattan Beach, CA
From China with Love - Karl Boyd
Karl Boyd has done it again. He has written a fiction novel that takes the reader on a journey down many roads, introducing many characters and opening many doors. The story unveils a plot that is world-wide, patient, and unique. His characters are like all of us... both good and bad. The central figures grow and teach us a life lesson, but we have to wait until the very end to learn what it is. From China with Love is a war of cultures fought with technology, but it is not bloodless. I recommend it, but it is not for the faint of heart.
Review by Michael D. Muffins, MWSA Reviewer (December 2009)
From China with Love
Author Karl Boyd has stated that he doesn't sleep a lot and he dreams up stories when he is asleep. I've said this before, and I'll say it again, that I am truly glad that Karl Boyd writes about his dreams and doesn't act upon them. From China with Love is built on the premise that China needs land for her millions of citizens, and the ministers of China formulate a plan to conquer all of North America as its "New China."
The main characters in this book could be you, your neighbors, or relatives; just "every-day folk" who managed to survive the attack. How did China take over all of North America without an all-out war? Well, Mr. Boyd came up with a plan that will make you think differently when you drink your cup of coffee and/or use any of your technological equipment. Since reading From China with Love, I reflect on the story just about every time I pick up my cell phone.
It has been said that this book is not for the faint of heart, and I agree that if you cannot handle blood (and guts) you might want to read Mr. Boyd's other novels and give this one to someone you know that will want to read every detail of the gruesome Chinese takeover. This isn't an easy read in that sense, but it truly will make the reader stop and think about our world situation. It certainly relays a plan that I pray will always remain fiction.
Joyce M. Gilmour
Editor, Book Reviewer &
Proud member of the MWSA
(In this scene, the military representative from the Chinese, General Chien is giving the terms of surrender to the President of the United States, Cyrus Greystone):
Knowing any plea for leniency would be useless and taken as a sign of weakness, Cyrus let the General’s tirade go without a reply. Instead, while shaking his head, he asked, “When do you want our surrender?”
“One of my staff recommended the fourth of July,” Chien said.
Cyrus looked at the Chinese General with anger reflected in his eyes and said sternly, “We will not soil such a sacred date with your nonsense.”
“I knew that already,” Chien said with a smile. “We will make the date the fifth of July.”
“Thank you,” Cyrus said, not kindly.
“You are welcome, Mister Greystone. My staff will discuss the remainder of less detailed items with your advisors. There is much to be done, and I hope your people will cooperate.”
“I’ve heard of your use of the old Roman way to intimidate our people into cooperation,” Cyrus said. “Was it really necessary to execute so many survivors of your treachery as you did in California and other states?”
“I’m sorry to say it was,” Chien replied. “Without cooperation, we would have had to fight in the streets from one small town to another, wasting valuable assets on both sides while only delaying the inevitable. It was either the cost of a few lives or thousands. Think of their sacrifice as saving many of your citizens.”
“It still rankles,” Cyrus said. “But I’m beginning to see into your minds. I assure you that we will do our very best to avoid any further bloodshed. Let my aide know when you want the final papers signed.”
“Thank you again, Mister Greystone,” Chien said.
Then, thinking it might be the last time anyone saluted a President of the United States, Chien snapped off a parade ground tribute to Cyrus, who declined to return it.
“Good day, General Chien,” Cyrus said.
Not to be denied the last word, Chien said, “Yes, it is.” Then he turned and walked out the door.
Additional Books by Karl Boyd
The Lost Priest
Once again, in his longest novel thus far, “The Lost Priest”, Karl Boyd works his magic and paints vivid pictures with words to bring a diversified cast of characters to life.
Set in Texas, Bermuda and Brazil, this two part masterpiece, (“The Lost Soul” and “The Lost Spirit”), introduces you to Jocquin “Jock” Becker, Lorna Hayden, Tom Fitch, Tim Fitch, Kate Fitch, Cheryl, Catherine Bishop, Jose Hernandez, and Frank Moses. And, last, but definitely not least - a man-eating great white shark that affects all of the above.
Originally the first novel Karl Boyd ever wrote, “The Lost Priest” has taken him eight years to perfect. We believe the finished product is worth the wait. You will too. Enjoy!
Palmyra, Isle of Death
For the first time in five published novels, Karl Boyd masterfully blends actual historical fact with his own “one of a kind” creative style of fiction to create a superb novel titled: “Palmyra, Isle of Death”.
From the first line of the attention grabbing prologue and throughout the following thought-provoking chapters of this whirlwind adventure, Karl Boyd’s unique storyline is so realistic and believable, that before long, the reader cannot separate true history from Karl’s boldly embellished fiction.
Signs of our Times
When the President of the United States and hundreds of thousands of Americans become the target of a nerve gas attack at the annual Cotton Bowl game between Texas and Oklahoma, a small group of courageous citizens, members of the local police force and the FBI join forces to thwart the terrorists.
The “Yes, we 'con'” Trilogy:
The Nearly Perfect Plan
A story of how a gang of ex-Army buddies join together to hijack and rob three Brinks armored vehicles on the open highway and make them disappear in a matter of minutes, along with the payloads of thirty-four million dollars.
The Cyrus Caper
The same well-meaning crooks hijack a cruise ship and rob the casino, Purser’s office, jewelry store plus all the passengers as a guise to assist the FBI in capturing one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.
The Texas Two Card Hold ’em Heist
Roger, Carl and their gang are at it again – this time they’re back in Las Vegas, where they plan to steal the first prize of twenty million dollars from the final table at the Universal Poker Tour. As usual, Roger’s final plan is unique and deceitful. Along with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies, you’ll wonder how they did it and where the money is.
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