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Fires of the Dragon

Through the murder of Henry Liu, an American citizen, journalist, father, and spy, investigative reporter David E. Kaplan delivers dramatically shocking and newsworthy details on the conflict between China and Taiwan while unveiling the role the United States plays within the struggle.

In October 1984 in the privacy of his California home, Henry Liu was murdered by agents of an important American ally. Who was Henry Liu and why was he killed? The pages of this remarkable expose begin with the death of Henry, but what follows is far more than one man’s story.

For the first time ever, investigative journalist David E. Kaplan reveals the disturbing tale of international intrigue amidst the dispute between China and Taiwan and just how intense this struggle proved to be for the United States.

With Henry Liu’s elaborately complex lifetime providing a compelling framework, revelations of the Chiang Kaishek’s Kuomintang infiltration of the U.S. State Department and FBI, sabotage of the nation’s foreign policy, and recruitment of Mafia members to steal U.S. nuclear weapons.

  • Publisher: Scribner (August 13, 2002)
  • Length: 576 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743245388