Mayhem in South China Sea, plays out a very real scenario by a naval expert, in the form of a fiction book. China is actively converting the South China Sea into its exclusive backyard. Neighboring littoral states helplessly watch with muted protests. Franklin a former naval officer(Commodore) pens this fiction drumming up a scenario where with backing from the United States, India sets about upsetting Chinese policy of dominance over the region. This book, skillfully lays out how Intelligence organizations, separatists, terrorists with lethal weapons,and covert naval forces, carry out an attack on the island of Hainan with the aim of neutralizing its effectiveness. Using his deep knowledge of warfare and tactics the scenario feels so real keeping one on tenterhooks and involved, right till the last. Will the two nations be able to limit the expansionist China? What are the repercussions of this bold step?