China! Superpower or Basketcase? You Decide!

A wide-eyed expat is detained by Beijing cops and told to sign a false confession. Will he make it out of China alive?

Dueling the Dragon is a great adventure story, but this one just happens to be true!

With a journalist’s eye and lively wit, and now joined by his own audiobook narration, Abdiel exposes the deep levels of corruption tearing at China’s social fabric. You will learn of university students sold into slavery, media suppression of pollution reports, and persecution of a broadcaster just trying to do his job!

Yet there is delight amid the despair, reverie amid the revulsion, as LeRoy encounters China’s “raven-haired beauties.” You’ll laugh away the tears with this riveting memoir!

“Shows China in a ‘behind-the-curtain’ way that is informative, entertaining, and absolutely thrilling, even with the despairs and triumphs.”
Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

“A fascinating portrait of a time, a place, and a man for readers who want to know more about the ‘real’ China. Very well written and revealing.”
G. Miki Hayden

“At times poignant, at other times lyrical, the book is filled with witty and insightful observations. A great read, could not put it down.”

Hear the Author read from Dueling the Dragon

Author's Audiobook Narration Excerpts

Dispatches From Chengdu
Laments From Leshan
Chidings From Changping
Briefings From Beijing
Perspectives From Peking