Tag Archives: North Korea

What is Bureau 39?

What exactly is the infamous Bureau 39? This is what Wikipedia says: “Room 39 (officially Central Committee Bureau 39 of the Korean Workers’ Party, also referred to as Bureau 39, Division 39, or Office 39) is a secretive North Korean party organization that seeks ways to maintain the foreign currency slush fund for the country’s […]

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CIA Creates Mission Center on North Korean Threat

I couldn’t ask for better publicity for my new novel, Bureau 39. Every time there’s a story about North Korea these days means more exposure for my novel. In this case, a mission center in Seoul to assess the North Korean threat. “Creating the Korea Mission Center allows us to more purposefully integrate and direct […]

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Bureau 39: The Beginning

Many people have asked me how did I come up with the story for my latest novel, Bureau 39. The story of Frank Mitchum chasing down an old Army buddy in Korea while trying to cut-off North Korea’s funding for its WMDs started out as a story about a murder in Itaewon, which was based […]

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Bureau 39 — An Excerpt

WRAPPED IN LAYERS of threadbare rayon and vinylon, Kim Min-hee shivered on the shore of the frozen river and hoped she wouldn’t have to wait too long. After traveling for almost two days to get there, she had lain low for another day to watch for military patrols, and had been unable to light a […]

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Book Review: The Silla Project

The Silla Project PlotForge, Ltd. (August 12, 2012) SYNPOSIS: Kim Jong Il, the tyrannical leader of North Korea, hopes nuclear weapons will reunite the divided nation under his iron fist. But turning plutonium into weapons is more than the tiny country hoped for. In a desperate ploy to achieve his aim before economic crisis destroys […]

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Dennis Rodman: Our Man in Pyongyang

Guess who’s thinking about going back to Pyongyang to hang with his bud, Kim Jong Un? The Worm. At least that’s what the digital Chosun Ilbo is reporting today: Rodman told the Miami Herald at a charity gala last Friday that he and Kim “have no plans really, as far as what we’re going to […]

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Nothing new under the son

Now it looks as though North Korea is going to go ahead and re-start its nuclear facility at Yongbyon. There’s a good article in The Christian Science Monitor about this latest news to come out of the North and whether or not the international community should be worried about it. Yes, we should be worried […]

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How well do you know the two Koreas?

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North Korea threatens nuclear strike on US

So much for Dennis Rodman’s basketball diplomacy. North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test. An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said the North will […]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Court side in Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un sharing a laugh together. As my friend and fellow author, Alex Keto so eloquently pointed out, “folks, you can’t make this stuff up.” Please note the careful placement of the Coca Cola can. Either Rodman brought his own Coke or you can get it in […]

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