Year of the Tiger

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army under General Tomoyuki Yamashita looted untold amounts of gold and other valuables from across its occupied colonies in Southeast Asia to finance the empire s ongoing military expansion But when the tides of war turned against Japan in 1943, much of this treasure had to be buried in secret Over the decades, the search for During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army under General Tomoyuki Yamashita looted untold amounts of gold and other valuables from across its occupied colonies in Southeast Asia to finance the empire s ongoing military expansion But when the tides of war turned against Japan in 1943, much of this treasure had to be buried in secret Over the decades, the search for the legendary Yamashita s Gold had been in vain until nowA group of foreign workers digging a tunnel under the Padang in present day Singapore stumbles across a treasure vault and inadvertently triggers a biological booby trap An unknown strain of anthrax is released threatening a global holocaust It is up to Assistant Superintendent Gerald Loh of the Singapore Police Force to decipher a cryptic clue left behind with the loot to halt this deadly plague

  

David Miller

A former newspaper correspondent and managing editor for a number of magazines, David Miller has written several commercial books over the years.His first novel Year of the Tiger was published in August 2012 His second, Advent, was published a year later He is currently working on a sequel to Advent....

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  • Posted by Trupti Dorge

    My only reason for accepting this book for review was that it was set in Singapore If you read my blog regularly you might know I don t read many thrillers It s not that I don t like them, it s just that I don t actively seek them So if I m just going to read a few thrillers every year, I m glad Year of the Tiger was one of them.This book in set in 2014 Singapore When workers are digging for a tunnel in Singapore, they stumble upon a secret room filled with loot from the World War II It s My onl

  • Posted by Jarrod

    I must thank my friends here on goodreads for recommending this book as it certainly lived up to the hype.Year of the Tiger had a great storyline lying somewhere between historical facts and intriguing fiction and this delightful blend makes this book an easy and interesting read.Kudos to the author who focused on developing the main plot rather than on the moulding of characters They played their part for sure, but it is always the story that matters most to me The mystery of Yamashita s gold I

  • Posted by Dorothy

    I found the story angle interesting and it was well weaved in with history While a work of fiction such a thing as the Japanese protecting their loot with a biological agent of sorts is possible as they did have the technology at the time and anthrax has a very long shelf life I ve often wondered what became of Yamashita s gold Much of it I m sure was lost when the ships transporting the loot home to Japan were lost in military action at sea Still I would like to think that at least some of I fo

  • Posted by Sapper

    I picked the book out cos I thought at first that it would be a historical fiction of the war in Asia Still I wasn t disappointed that the bulk of the story was set in the present day I think that we do not give the Imperial Japanese Army enough of credit for their pioneering work on developing modern biological weapons especially anthrax despite the horrific way in which much of the research was done The legend and the many stories of Yamashita s lost treasure is indeed an interesting premis I

  • Posted by John

    It was the engaging plot and a fresh take on a mystery dating back to the Second World War that got me to pick up the Year of the Tiger.As someone who has history flowing through his veins so to speak, I found that this unusual take on what happened to Yamashita s Treasure in the latter half of that war in the Pacific, to be both plausible and somewhat frightening I can certainly appreciate the enormous research that was merged so seamlessly into the storyline giving the casual reader a quick h

  • Posted by Jim

    Loved the book and the fast paced action As a student of history, I found that the book had an interesting take on the Japanese after Pearl Harbor attack Lots of little juicy details about the Japanese and their biological warfare plans to attack the mainland US in the closing stages of the war.Also it is not too often one comes across books referencing Israel s bio weapons capability and the politics behind it.In summary, Year of the Tiger was a great read about one unresolved mystery from t Lo

  • Posted by Trinity

    This book has an interesting and unusual plot that would keep just about any normal reader, apart from brain dead, turning the page Intelligent, good color and clear style of writing makes this an easy and enjoyable read I found it interesting that this book deals with a rather different sort of bioterrorism one that had been left behind since World War II The choosing of Anthrax as the bug in question was also interesting and the historical research done on anthrax made the plot believable This