Book: GOLD FOR THE RISING SUN by Robert Mitchellcategories: Book, Japanese Wartime Looting, Suspense, Action Thriller, Buried Stolen Gold, Japanese Murder Thriller, Young Adult Fiction, Family Betrayal Mystery, Contemporary Fiction, Hidden Treasure, Chinese Mystery Fiction, Adventure Thriller
Robert Mitchellabout this book: I have only written one book which included places where I have not been. This is not the one. I learnt early on in my writing career that it is extremely difficult to write about a place I have not visited, if only for a day. When I wrote THURSDAY’S ORCHID I had not been to Singapore. I had to rely on the local library. There was no internet back then. But GOLD FOR THE RISING SUN was a different proposition. I had been to Japan, to the places in which the story takes place. I had cruised on the ship which forms a part of the story. And, of course, I had spent almost two years in China. The background to the story came more or less without conscious thought. I did not have to think what the places might look like. I knew what they looked like. I could remember the sights, the sounds and yes, at times, the smells, whether they might have been pleasant or odious. And this time I joined the two countries together, China and Japan. And I linked two eras – the Second World War and the time in which we now live. I took a slightly different path with one of the main characters, as you will see when you read the story.
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