As China expands its industrial might, it becomes one of the biggest oil-consuming countries in the world. And the only thing blocking China's access to an unlimited fuel supply is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. When a Vietnamese oilrig is destroyed, China is obviously the culprit. The U.S.-recently joined in a defense pact with Vietnam-calls upon Commander Brick Maxwell to pilot the hyper-advanced Black Star stealth jet against the Chinese. But the Chinese have technology to match America's-and an old adversary of Brick's who is hunting him with a vengeance.Gandt, Robert is the author of 'Black Star Rising ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780451220141 and ISBN 0451220145.