Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie
What happened to Hirohito's gold?
More than five decades ago, MacArthur permitted General Tomayuki Yamashita, the famed Tiger of Malaya, to be executed for alleged war crimes against the Filipino people. Now, Dr. Tomiko Kobayashi, the general's intrepid granddaughter is determined to clear Yamashita's name, even if it means unraveling a web of deceit and corruption that may stretch back to the Emperor himself-and a secret pact between Hirohito and MacArthur.
Why was Yamashita executed when many other Japanese war criminals, the truly guilty, escaped scot-free? What became of the fabled "Golden Lily," a treasure trove of plundered Asian war booty, including a set of eleven solid-gold dragons weighing more than five thousand pounds? And what might still be hidden beneath a bloodstained hill on the Philippine Island of Negros?
With the help of a disillusioned ex-CIA operative, Tomi is dead-set on exposing the dirty truth behind American intelligence operations in postwar Japan. But, even fifty years later, there are still those who prefer that the past stay buried, even if it means silencing Tomi's voice forever . . . .
Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie is a work of fiction that exposes a scandal that corrupts Japanese and American politics even to today. A former counterintelligence agent, as well as an award-winning author of espionage thrillers, Richard Hoyt pulls together disparate threads of historical fact and rumor to weave a gripping tale of intrigue and conspiracy in high places.
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BOOK ONE Kodama Yoshio
BOOK TWO In Remembrance of Yamashita
BOOK THREE Chibas Choice
BOOK FOUR Ceremonies
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