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China on the Threshold of World War II
by Lydia Zola
Before Japan loomed over most of Asia during World War II, the ageing British Empire still held sway over the area, and people from various reaches of the empire swarm all over the colonies.
Best of friends Nick Wilson and husband-and-wife Val and Jenny Cornish are three such imperial subjects who find themselves in Hong Kong for different reasons.
In the time that Nick stumbles on what he believes to be the love of his life, Helen, the Japanese start their planned conquest of Asia-Pacific, throwing the ill-fated lovers off their plans, and making the game of survival their primary concern.
We all know Japan lost this war. Nick Wilsonís subsequent military involvement, mostly within deep Chinese territories, gives a revealing glimpse what the Japanese military planners overlooked on this last imperial campaign.
About the Author
Zola was born in China but attended a Russian school during her younger years. She completed her studies in Tiensin, China and moved to San Francisco, California where she resided for twenty-five years. She now lives in Santa Rosa and is an active member of different clubs in her community.
(2012, paperback, 290 pages)