By Terry Gould
For 14K Triad respectable Steven Wong, faking his personal dying to flee trial used to be effortless. yet evading investigative reporter Terry Gould -- impossible.
For eleven years terry Gould has tracked the fellow referred to as the "paper fan" throughout the geared up crime circles of six nations. This riveting, scary, but frequently hilariously humorous publication is the tale of that seek, a daredevil trip in the course of the seductions and terrors of Steve's world.
Steven Wong is the "paper fan," a thirty-nine-year-old Hong Kong-born mobster. Raised in New York's Chinatown, he matured into crime in Vancouver, the place he based and headed the murderous Gum Wah Gang within the past due Eighties and early '90s. In 1992, Wong "died" in a site visitors twist of fate in a distant sector of the Philippines prior to he may be despatched to reformatory for heroin trafficking, very easily simply after he'd taken out a million-dollar existence insurance coverage. His urn should still be interred in a Vancouver cemetery, yet this present day, Interpol has a "Red Alert"...
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The sidewalk in front of the restaurant was crowded as well. Working-class people on their way home were stopping off to shop at the neighborhood’s fruit and vegetable stands, its curbside pushcarts, and herbal pharmacies. The smells of frying spices, pork and chicken, and the songlike calls of Cantonese street hawkers filled the air. Just blocks from Vancouver’s banking towers and underground malls, Chinatown’s narrow lanes always reminded tourists of a bygone era, when city stores were all open to the street and neighbors walked the sidewalk from shop to shop, chatting, arguing, and bargaining uninhibitedly with proprietors they had known for most of their lives.
With no warrant to justify an investment of resources, the Mounties were forced to terminate their investigation. By the spring of 1993 it looked like Steve had succeeded in making a mockery of the Mountie motto. At that point, Steve became my life’s work, my life’s study, my obsession. The insurance companies had by then learned of a two-part TV exposé I’d done on the Paper Fan—the one that had put me under police protection—plus a subsequent article I’d written about his ruses and capers. Looking at forking over a million dollars to Steve’s parents, they put an ex-CIA agent on the case and called me.
Britannia is a huge brick edifice with the cornices, pediments, and pillars typical of the high schools built in the British empire at the turn of the century. It dominates a strategic hill overlooking Vancouver’s inner city—called the school’s “catchment area” by education bureaucrats. Back in the 1980s that area included the welfare hotels around the container port down on Burrard Inlet, most of Chinatown, the heroin-addled alleys and hooker strolls of the Downtown Eastside, and a square mile of working-class houses and apartment blocks that were home to hundreds of newly arrived and very bewildered teens—among them Cambodians, Vietnamese, and ethnic Chinese who had been shaken out of Southeast Asia in the wake of the Vietnam War and Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge genocide.