The Banker and the Dragon (The Banker Trilogy #1)

The Emergence of the Hei Bai-virus

by Martin Lundqvist

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Synopsis

When a new virus emerges, one man is set to change the future.

The Australian agent Jared Pond is sent to investigate the rumours of a new Chinese bioweapon, the Hei Bai virus. During his assignment, Jared meets and falls in love with the Chinese civil rights activist Eileen Lu, the enemy of the CPOC. Together, Jared and Eileen try to uncover the dark secrets of the villainous dictator Chairman Jing Xi and his assistant Tzi Cheng. But who is Pierre Beaumont, and what is the connection between the spread of the virus and the World Bank's CEO?

Story Elements

Ratings Factors

Language: Minor profanity used occasionally
Sexual Content: Occasional detailed sex scene
Target Audience Age/Stage of Life: Working Age Adults
Violence: Death, but minimal violence

Setting

Geography: Earth
Realism: World is similar to ours, but plot elements exceed our current tech level
Setting Type: Urban (city)
Time Period: 2020 - 2029

Main Character

Age: Middle-aged
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian European
Religion: Irrelevant
Sexual Preference: Homosexual

Styles & Themes

Humor: Dark humor
Inspires Reader to Feel: N/A or None of the above
Mysteries & Puzzles: None or only very minor mysteries
Pacing: Moves quickly
Physical Action: Frequent action, driven by threat to safety or life by antagonist(s)
Political/Social Commentary: Geopolitical factors major theme at an international level
Romance: Minor romance, not a significant story driver
Genre Science Fiction
 
Realism:
  • World is similar to ours, but plot elements transcend modern science
  • Science stretched but possible (possible science of the near future)
  • Science of far future, attempts for rigorous accuracy
  • Science well beyond modern definitions, bordering on fantasy
Setting Type:
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Space
Time Period:
  • 2020 - 2030
  • 2030 - 2050
  • 2050 - 2100
  • 2100 - 2200
  • 2200 - 3000
  • Far Future (3000+)

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About the author

Martin Lundqvist

My background I am a Swedish male born in 1985. After graduating university in 2009, I haven't achieved much career wise and I currently work as a hospitality attendant and a soccer referee. My resume is available on one of the tabs of this homepage if you can help me change that. ;) I have been in Australia since 2012, and I have been with my partner Elaine Hidayat since 2013. My writing roots When I was younger I used to write blogs for the joy of writing and for attention. Unfortunately ,my blogs were pretty controversial and caused me more problems in life than I bargained for, so eventually I gave up on blogging. In 2013 an acquaintance suggested that I wrote fiction instead of blogs. With a fair bit of enthusiasm I wrote my first book, a psychological crime thriller James Locker: The Duality of Fate back in 2013. It was an unpublished flop and I lost inspiration and couldn't be bothered to write the sequel I had started on. In late 2016, I decided to take up book writing again as it is a hobby with more potential upside than playing video games in my spare time. Lacking the enthusiasm I had in writing the first book, my Science Fiction novel The Divine Dissimulation took well over year to write, clearly because I currently write as a hobby and not as a profession. Thanks to Amazon self-publishing, The Divine Dissimulation has sold 50 copies. Unfortunately the vast majority of them I have bought myself to give away to friends and family. In spite of my lack of financial progress, I am still halfway on my third book, The Divine Insurrection. My style My personal approach to writing is that I write what I feel like writing with limited regards to what others want to read. As my works are work of fiction I tend to include controversial topics, as I am not bound to political correct self-censorship. My independence in book writing is not because I inherently want to rebel against what people want to read, but simply because I have no idea what people do want to read, hence I might as well write what I want to write and hope for the best. The writing style is quite different in my two novels. While James Locker is mostly character and dialogue driven, The Divine Dissimulation is mostly driven by concept and world building. I aim to make The Divine Insurrection a hybrid between the two extremes.

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