Author: Diney Deruy
The year was 1945. World War II was over and humanity was trying to get back to the normal way of living. Replacements for the men who were going back to the States were just getting off the troop ship that had brought them here to this faraway land from home. Little did Rick know that within a few days, his whole life was going to change. The hawkers were on every block selling their wares. Every ten feet, a prostitute would stop you and ask you if you wanted to make love there wasn't anything you could not buy for the right price. Tsingtao had the most European looking railroad station in China. It was built by the Germans, to remind them of their homeland. The city itself was like any other city, with its open storefronts and the smell of food cooking. But it was also known as the "Sin City" of the orient, with its opium dens and smugglers. This story takes Rick down through the city's underground highway, which was used by the smugglers in the old days. What he did to help the children, the old, and the weak led Rick to being the most powerful ringleader in the black market in China. He became the most hunted by all of the authorities, known by the code name "Qua-Ming."