At first, what happened on the Mekong River on October 5, 2011 seemed like a simple matter of rough frontier justice. A detachment of Thai military commandos reported that they had confronted a band of drug runners smuggling methamphetamines out of the Golden Triangle, the famously lawless borderlands between Burma, Laos, and Thailand. A gunfight ensued, the smugglers fled, and the commandos seized two barges and a haul of nearly a million pills.
The incredible story of how Chiang Kai–shek's defeated army came to dominate the Asian drug trade. After their defeat in China's civil war, remnants of Chiang Kai–shek's armies took refuge in Burma before being driven into Thailand and Laos. Based on recently declassified government documents, The Secret Army: Chiang Kai–shek and the Drug Warlords of the Golden Triangle reveals the shocking true story of what happened after the Chinese Nationalists lost the revolution.
"Hard to Swallow"
Thailand, Laos, and Burma have been known as the "Golden Triangle" because of their historically prominent role in the drug trade. For centuries, these countries have produced the opium that has attracted traders from Europe and elsewhere. Economics, religion, and politics combine to make this area not only important but also, to the western mind, exotic.
A relaxing holiday in Thailand turns into a nightmare when Emily loses Cyrus to kidnappers.
"Mrs. Pollifax to the Rescue!"
Joe Walker was once a regular guy - until he discovered the truth about his past lives and magical abilities. He's also been reunited with his immortal lover, Min - though they've been forced into hiding by Tyac, a werewolf who will stop at nothing to destroy them. When their nemesis reappears, an old friend sends Joe back into the supernatural realm known as the Wild - and away from Min. He takes sanctuary at a lake that's a gateway to an even more extraordinary world, where golden angels embark on dangerous quests for power.