Join the hunt with two thrilling adventures: Steel's Treasure and the newly released Steel's Gold!

The epic story of U.S. Air Force Captain William Steel, an intelligence officer with serious authority issues, and his hunt for billions of dollars of lost WWII Japanese treasure hidden in the mountainous jungles of the Philippines.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Philippines: New Generation of Communist Insurgents

Great update on the Communist Party of the Philippines and a new generation of cadre.  See article below.  As long as there is such a divide in the social/economic landscape of the Philippines there will be a place for the CPP/NPA.




http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/923139/philippines-communist-rebellion-a-new-generation

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Philippines' Duterte threatens to end peace talks after NPA attack


Well, you would have thought the NPA was an extinct movement by now--it is Asia's longest running insurgency.  But, dire political, social injustices like corruption and economic problems confronting the Philippines continue today; consequently, there will always be a spot for the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army until those issues are solved. Interesting news article on a recent NPA attack.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines--duterte-threatens-to-end-peace-talks-after-attack-9044360


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hill Rag review!

"In many ways, Steel’s Gold is an old-fashioned thriller, set in an exotic location with plenty of sex and violence, but its overlay of political intrigue and psychological cross-currents give it added depth and resonance. Call it a guilty pleasure with benefits."

Steel's Gold is in the July issue of the Hill Rag Magazine! Grab a fresh copy off newsstands today.

Not in Washington, D.C.? You can read it online here. (page 120)


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Digging for Yamashita treasure in downtown Baguio city


Treasure hunters are fighting with Baguio city officials trying to continue digging at a suspect Yamashita treasure location. See article below.                  






http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2017/04/27/yamashita-gold-elusive-supreme-court-compound-not-spared-538754

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tracking the Tiger's Treasure

An adventure almost 30 years in the making, check out Soldier of Fortune's August 1988 feature article on Nick Auclair's search for lost treasure-- the basis for the acclaimed Steel's series!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Philippine Government Troops Clash with NPA

The off and on again Philippine governments war with the Communist New People's Army was in the news today.  NPA activity has recently increased around the Philippines (some combat, killings and ambushes with losses on both sides), but overall the NPA is more of an annoyance than a major problem--like the NPA was in the 1980's. I was stationed at Clark in the 80's and that was no fun. Newspaper article provided an update on the Phil governments plans to continue fighting NPA until a ceasefire is renegotiated.

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/03/13/1680695/military-ops-vs-npa-continue-until-duterte-orders-halt



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Marcos Ladies in Court Again After Seized Jewelry

Imelda Marcos and her daughter had a set back in court this week as they lost a case trying to reclaim jewelry that was seized from them in 1986 when President Marcos was overthrown.  Reportedly, millions of dollars worth of seized jewelry is still in a Manila bank and the Marcos ladies will undoubtedly try again in court to get their hands back on the jewels. See attached news article.


http://asianjournal.com/news/ph-supreme-court-affirms-forfeiture-of-imelda-marcos-jewelry-set/

Philippines: New Generation of Communist Insurgents

Great update on the Communist Party of the Philippines and a new generation of cadre.  See article below.  As long as there is such a divide...