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About the author


Growing up in the U.S. South, Bradley K. Martin weighed career goals ranging from preacher to president. After majoring in history at Princeton, studying law at Emory and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Vietnam War-era Thailand, he settled on journalism and spent decades as an Asia correspondent. The two-time Pulitzer nominee was bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Baltimore Sun, Asia Times and Asian Financial Intelligence. For Bloomberg News he was chief North Korea watcher. He has taught journalism as a visiting professor at Ohio University, Louisiana State University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fresno State University and the University of Iowa. His earlier book, Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty, won the Asia-Pacific Special Book Prize. The New York Review of Books called it "simply the best book ever written about North Korea."
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Nuclear Blues
by Bradley K. Martin

Overview


Burnt-out journalist Heck Davis has switched to a new career as a blues musician, but seeing his reporter pal gunned down at the 38th parallel drives him back into the fray. Dodging attempts on his own life, the bourbon-drinking, Bible-quoting, black-talking son of a white Mississippian father and Korean mother searches for answers in the heart of darkness otherwise known as North Korea. So timely it’s positively eerie.

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What do credit default swaps, evangelical Christianity, Iranian militants, Moscow, Kim Jong-un and nuclear missiles have in common? Read this timely, inventive thriller and find out. A gripping, original tale of espionage in present-day North Korea, it's also a fascinating inside look at the Hermit Kingdom written by a man who knows his subject. A real winner. -Robert Whiting, author, Tokyo Underworld & You Gotta Have Wa

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Overview


Burnt-out journalist Heck Davis has switched to a new career as a blues musician, but seeing his reporter pal gunned down at the 38th parallel drives him back into the fray. Dodging attempts on his own life, the bourbon-drinking, Bible-quoting, black-talking son of a white Mississippian father and Korean mother searches for answers in the heart of darkness otherwise known as North Korea. So timely it’s positively eerie.

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Description


What do credit default swaps, evangelical Christianity, Iranian militants, Moscow, Kim Jong-un and nuclear missiles have in common? Read this timely, inventive thriller and find out. A gripping, original tale of espionage in present-day North Korea, it's also a fascinating inside look at the Hermit Kingdom written by a man who knows his subject. A real winner. -Robert Whiting, author, Tokyo Underworld & You Gotta Have Wa

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Espionage

Language:English

Pages:338

Format:Soft Cover


Overview


Burnt-out journalist Heck Davis has switched to a new career as a blues musician, but seeing his reporter pal gunned down at the 38th parallel drives him back into the fray. Dodging attempts on his own life, the bourbon-drinking, Bible-quoting, black-talking son of a white Mississippian father and Korean mother searches for answers in the heart of darkness otherwise known as North Korea. So timely it’s positively eerie.

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Description


What do credit default swaps, evangelical Christianity, Iranian militants, Moscow, Kim Jong-un and nuclear missiles have in common? Read this timely, inventive thriller and find out. A gripping, original tale of espionage in present-day North Korea, it's also a fascinating inside look at the Hermit Kingdom written by a man who knows his subject. A real winner. -Robert Whiting, author, Tokyo Underworld & You Gotta Have Wa

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About the author


Growing up in the U.S. South, Bradley K. Martin weighed career goals ranging from preacher to president. After majoring in history at Princeton, studying law at Emory and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Vietnam War-era Thailand, he settled on journalism and spent decades as an Asia correspondent. The two-time Pulitzer nominee was bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Baltimore Sun, Asia Times and Asian Financial Intelligence. For Bloomberg News he was chief North Korea watcher. He has taught journalism as a visiting professor at Ohio University, Louisiana State University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fresno State University and the University of Iowa. His earlier book, Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty, won the Asia-Pacific Special Book Prize. The New York Review of Books called it "simply the best book ever written about North Korea."

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Laura
Nuclear Blues Loved this page turner! A gripping tale that opens your eyes to other possible realities regarding N. Korea's missile testing. A work of fiction based on current events that leads the reader into realms of other possibilities. As an American living in Japan, I sleep much better at night after reading this timely book. Read more
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