DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #12

Dear Reader: Welcome to Installment #12 of DOUBLE THUNDER. If you recall, in Installment #11, Hardu is caught stealing medical supplies by the Polish refugee Vera Polsky and is taken by kempetai—Japanese military police—to Bridge House, Shanghai’s most notorious...

DOUBLE THUNDER — Installment #11

Dear Reader, This installment will be short and sweet. It also concludes Chapter 3: VERA. If you recall, in Installment #10, Vera Polsky takes up the pen (or calligraphy brush!) and continues Hardu’s letter to Bittersweet. She introduces herself as...

DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #10

Dear Reader, Welcome back to the serialized blog of DOUBLE THUNDER. Though I promised to introduce a new character in Installment #9, I merely mentioned Vera Polsky and described her as the adoptive mother of Lisa/ Yuebing.  Here, in Installment #10, Vera is not only...

DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #9

Dear Reader, I’ve discovered that a serialized blog on a webpage is not the best way to read chapters of DOUBLE THUNDER because, unlike with an actual book, it allows me only a few formatting possibilities. So in this ninth Installment, I’ve tried to...

DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #8

Dear Reader, If you’ve been following this blog and read Installment #7, you’ll know, as does Bittersweet, that the little girl Hardu inadvertently kidnapped  is her granddaughter, Lisa. In Installment #8—which is also the beginning of new...

DOUBLE THUNDER — Installment #7

Dear Reader: Welcome to the seventh installment of DOUBLE THUNDER and the conclusion of Chapter 1, The Siming Blanket. As promised, it is preceded by the names of the characters introduced so far (with thumbnail descriptions) to help you keep track of who’s-who:...