An historical novel set in 1913 Shanghai, where four cultures are about to collide. China, Korea, Japan, and the US. The point of collision is three tons of Japanese gold ingots meant to undermine an already collapsing China.
Three ordinary men; three ordinary women; and the naval crews of three tired, coal-burning steamships; join forces to aid an oppressed Korea and a Shanghai in dire straits…during the US Naval Renaissance.
Two Americans, a naval petty officer and a shipping agent, are drawn inot the undercurrents of early 20th Century Yokahama, Inchon, Manilla, and Shanghai, as they investigate four grisly beheadings and a missing sailing ship.
espionage; war & military; mystery action & adventure
Beyond Glasnost is the bitter reality of the Gulag. The life expectancy of a special prisoner is about six months.