In 1999, Admiral Thomas Moorer, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, charged that China plotted to take over the Panama Canal and use the area to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. In the U.S. Senate, Trent Lott, the then-Republican Senate Majority Leader, expressed concern that the Chinese could deny U.S. ships passage. Now, a CIA informant in Panama with possible information on the Chinese take-over has been killed and the agency has to again look at the potential Communist threat. It steps up its investigation by sending veteran CIA agent Jack Dallas to find out the truth. A former Navy diver, Dallas has to dive deep into the canal and the Hong Kong company that runs the canal ports. His investigation leads him to a prominent businessman in Shanghai, bankers in Monaco and Russian mobsters in Miami before finding out the stunning truth and racing to prevent a major catastrophe in the canal.
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REVIEWS & PRESS
Entertaining and creative.
Eric Jackson, The Panama News
Following the tradition of ...The Tailor of Panama, Panama Jack ...explores the U.S. fear of ...Chinese control of the ...Canal.
La Prensa, Panama, January 17, 2006
If you run across a copy of this little thriller, buy it. Improbable...story [but] it's good entertainment.
The Panama News, February 19, 2006
Read the book and now I want to see the movie. Very creative and good action.
Robert Baker, president, American Chamber of Commerce in Panama
Really enjoyed the book very much... It brought back a lot of memories... Somewhere between James Bond and John Grisham.
Robert McMillan, former chairman of Panama Canal Commission
Panama Jack by Joachim Bamrud explores the question on everyone's mind -- what happens if someone else takes over the Canal, like China? It's fun fiction.
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