SOURCE: The Tri-Screen Connection

December 16, 2010 00:15 ET

Novel The Kempei Recounts Savage Occupation of Manchuria by Japan

Epic E-Book Is Downloadable in PDF Format for PCs

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - The Kempei, a novel by Richard M. Baker, Jr. (, author of The Revolt of Zengo Takakuwa (Farrar, Straus, Cudahy, 1962; Bantam Books, 1964), is being released in e-book form 32 years after the author's death, part of a rare collection of Baker's newly edited manuscripts. The Tri-Screen Connection, LLC, publisher and distributor of the e-book, is providing the technology platform and online shopping website for The Kempei e-book.

The Kempei recounts with graphic and imaginative precision the seemingly obscured story of unconscionable crimes and atrocities by an aggressor nation bent on military conquest. Based on Japan's occupation of Manchuria beginning in 1931, The Kempei unveils the deeply disturbing, dark side of imperial subjugation at the hands of Japan's elite military police, The Kempei Tai, and through the eyes and narrative conscience of eighteen-year-old Junichiro Inouye, the unintended, impassioned son of a Japanese rice farmer, forced as a Kempei recruit to rationalize sanctioned acts of brutality as the tenuous layers of human decency are systematically stripped away.

Uncensored, bold, unnerving, fascinating, The Kempei transports the reader beyond the scope of acceptable social and military conventions in a fictitious account of the horrific human toll of Imperial Japan's unbridled, nationalistic terrorism.

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This epic e-book is downloadable in a license-protected PDF format for compatible Windows desktops, laptops, and tablet PCs at for US $9.95 including its own viewer, or available by mail on a USB flash drive for US $19.95 with included viewer -- no installation required on the end-user PC.

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