NORTH CHINA BLUES "We will kill every opium dealer in China. We will drive rat bastard opium mafia gangster Chiang Kaishek to the sea. We will kill every opium dealer and burn down every opium den, burn down every poppy field and drive the Kuomintang and the Japanese to the sea. If I don't make it, Nomad, carve my name on a mountain. Tell my people my name is China." Mike Tucker, from NORTH CHINA BLUES An American mercenary hunting Chiang Kaishek's opium mafia during the Chinese Revolution takes on the mission of his life, deep behind enemy lines in North China. A classic journey story and a thrilling, politically-charged tale of espionage and war that spans the globe from 1938 to 2017, NORTH CHINA BLUES is a raw, compelling and gritty tribute to the Chinese guerrilla fighters, spies and revolutionaries who won the Chinese Revolution, and who are responsible for the stunning transformation of China, in our time. PRAISE FOR MIKE TUCKER "NORTH CHINA BLUES is a classic journey story and a raw, vivid espionage and war novel with a powerful affirmation of justice and love -point-blank, gripping and poignant, a story that we would not know except for Mike Tucker's journey among the farmers and fishermen in North China. The Chinese guerrilla fighters, revolutionaries and spies have their say and could not be more real, convincing and authentic. Lyrical and compelling, reminiscent of THE ODYSSEY, I could not put it down. Bravo, Mike Tucker." Mark Chambers, hunting guide, Northern New Mexico "SPARTACUS DID THE RIGHT THING is one of the novels that has won Mike Tucker's prose just comparison to Ernest Hemingway. Tucker's short, energetic sentences are stripped down and laconic, lending a rhythm and directness to the narrative that immediately recalls Hemingway." Miles Amoore, the African Correspondent, THE SUNDAY TIMES www.amazon.co.uk "If Hemingway were alive, he would be buying drinks for Mike Tucker all night long, for Tucker's vivid, moving first-hand account of a 250 kilometer deep reconnaissance behind Burmese Army lines, THE LONG PATROL, pivots on those quintessentially Hemingwayesque themes of armed men fighting to survive against overwhelming odds, and simply battling against the elements. Outstanding." Jim Algie, Editor, author and journalist. Untamed Travel, Bangkok.