A tale of angst and anguish comes to life as Sarawak languishes between Admiral Lord Mountbatten’s faculty as the British battle through Burma’s hideousness, and General MacArthur’s disinterest whilst the Americans island hop toward Japan.
In a fateful twist of irony however, Sarawak held huge reserves of Japan’s motivation for attacking Pearl Harbour: oil. Beyond the reach and interest of regular forces, the denial of this vital supply of life-blood to Japan fell to an unorthodox British Special Operations Executive officer.
Thwarted by larger campaigns, he recruits an unsuspecting engineer who worked for Sarawak Oilfields Limited – a company the world now knows as Shell – to attack the Japanese working the very oilfields the man had built.
As this engineer-cum-soldier sets out to sever Japan’s fuel jugular, he could have had no premonition of the wrath and venom an unfeeling enemy would vent on a people he had come to know and love.
Aghast, the man is forced into ever more desperate circumstances as what started out as a mission to throttle Japan’s fuel umbilical inexorably mutates into a race for mere survival.
Set in Miri, Sarawak, much of this story is true as one of World War Two’s last secrets comes to light.
by Paul Smith on January 25, 2016
A Leopard Sings In Sarawak is receiving multiple 5-Star reviews on international websites. A tale that amalgamates adventure, romance, suffering, resolve and history, it will bring you to the edge of your seat and keep you there!
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A Leopard Sings in Sarawak
by Christie on January 25, 2016
Here is my review...."Japan is a small country with an ongoing huge appetite due to its ever-increasing population. This appetite became focused on oil reserves in Sarawak. Britain could not protect the oil and the US seemed disinterested after Pearl Harbor.
This is an amazing story about a sole engineer who was recruited to protect and save the precious oil reserves against an avaricious enemy -- Japan. Read of his struggles as a David fighting a Goliath.
Anyone who lives in any part of Asia, native or expatriate, cannot escape the life experience of living and telling about such life. Read how Asia grabs you by all your body organs while you live, love and fight to survive. This is a tale you will remember."
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