Meet-up only as this is a bulky hardcover book.
Paul Leslie Smith is an expatriate engineer who has spent 17 years working in Malaysia, the first four of which were at Miri, Sarawak's Shell town. An avid reader, he has always harboured an interest in Southeast Asian history from the era of the Spice Islands and formation of the Straits Settlements through to present day. While satisfying his interests, research and discussion with older locals uncovered several rare, out of print works that revealed to him the dramatic events that Sarawak underwent during the Japanese Occupation. Those findings have inspired the novel.