JAPAN: Blood-Red Patriot

The Japanese Government is in the hands of extremists. One faction—the Army group—wants to seize the prize of the Indies; another wants to overthrow the Emperor and seize power for itself. Foremost among the latter is a dark character named Colonel Kingoro Hashimoto, who has been involved in enough shady operations to give several firing squads employment, but who has never been punished with anything but words.

Colonel Hashimoto is an extremist's cynosure: he is tough, aggressive, cruel, tenacious, mystical. He loves action, and he acts by instinct. His body and...

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