The Cold War Was Over
In 1972, Richard Nixon travelled to Beijing to meet with Chairman Mao after backchannel communications opened up an opportunity to speak directly with the Communist Party. Their meeting changed the balance of power throughout the world, and with it, the course of history. Now, the Cold War, thought to be over, may have taken a new turn as Arthur Biers, a young historian, discovers a shadow organization has tried to illegally raid the tomb of China’s first emperor. Returning from a trip that led him inside the tomb, Arthur is forced to recount his story. On a mission to preserve history, Arthur learns he may have forever altered its course. Now he’ll have to convince the American Ambassador to China that there’s someone still at large trying to renew old conflicts.
Go on a journey through the middle kingdom
The Tomb of the Primal Dragon takes place in Xi'an, Shanghai, Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and Chengde, as the ongoing excavation at the Terracotta Warrior Museum takes a mysterious turn.
The Terracotta Warriors
The Terracotta Warrior Museum was discovered in 1974 by two farmers digging a well. But the emperor's tomb remains unopened.
The Drone Excavation
Using drones to go inside the tomb, Wyatt Waller plans to make the first virtual reality recreation of an unexplored historical landmark as he sets out to start the next media empire.
Excavating the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang
The Bestselling Author
Having made his career writing compelling books about China, and having positioned himself as an expert, Bruce Philips has recently been accused of using fake sources, a charge that if sticks, may invalidate his entire career.
Looking for his first big opportunity after a series of failures, Arthur Biers, runs into Wyatt Waller at an event where former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is speaking about the relationship between the United States and China. After showcasing a deeper understanding of China than most people, Arthur receives the invitation to join the excavation.
The Unwritten History
As one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world, the Terracotta Warrior Museum also contains a lot of untold stories, and someone’s going to be the first to tell them.
The Tech Consultant
In a push to drive better relations with the West, the Ministry of Culture has invited Bruce and many others around the globe to come and research the site of the Terracotta Warriors. Among his group is Wyatt Waller, a tech mogul who’s pioneering drone reality capture missions for a virtual reality news platform. Together they plan to tell the story like nobody else on Earth can.
The Head of Security
The influx of foreign researchers to the museum has disrupted the standard practices for the museum’s head of security, Zhang Li, and when an attempted break-in is discovered, he’s shocked by how little priority the Ministry of Security puts on the investigation. He accommodates the researchers, and tries his best to keep up with all the change as he joins the foreigners on a trip around the Middle Kingdom.