A black Packard with drawn shades stopped before the palaitial brick building that once housed Japan's governor general in Taipei, capital of Formosa. Behind it rolled a Buick convertible full of bodyguards. They stood aside watchfully as , Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek hurried inside the building to confer with his old military pupil, now Formosa's Nationalist governor, greying General Chen Cheng.

The Gimo looked fit and rested. He had gained eight pounds during "retirement." From his mountain hideout overlooking a black sand beach on Formosa's southern coast, he had come to give...

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