Operation Crouching Dragon, softback adventure for Twilight: 2000, by Loren K. Wiseman
“In the South China Sea lies a group of very tiny islands, some of which are under water at high tide. The British call them the Spratlys and marked them on charts only because they were a hazard to navigation. They were never of much use to anyone until oil was discovered underneath them.
In AD 2000, five nations claim the islands, five nations have assigned them names, five nations have sent survey parties and military units to secure their claims, five nations have made arrangements with oil companies for their exploration.
The team is hired is hired by one oil giant to find out what the competition is up to. Easy as pie, right? In the middle of their mission, however, they make a discovery that is infinitely more important to their long-term survival… they discover what their patron is up to.
Operation Crouching Tiger takes the characters to a minute island in the middle of the South China Sea, where forces from five nations claim the region’s oil reserves. It’s a situation so tense, the slightest spark could touch off a war, and the team is dropped right in the middle.”