Novels by David Miller

ADVENT
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From the deadly attacks on US embassies in Africa to the Bali bombings to 9-11 – these have left the world reeling in shock and fear. Horrific as these bloody terrorist operations were, they were in essence nothing more than just random strikes without any real long-term agenda.

But what if lurking in the shadows now was an even more sinister force – one intent on world domination at any cost. Following a script almost as old as time itself, it would put religion and politics on an inevitable collision course blurring forever the lines of good and evil.

From Washington, to Jerusalem’s sacred Temple Mount to the hallowed halls of the Vatican, the final struggle for global conquest has been set in motion – the advent to Judgement Day is upon us.



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This is certainly one of the more interesting thrillers I've come across recently. It had a good and engaging plot which left me guess how it would evolve. The book provides a fresh backdrop on the current terrorist situation where their real goal is not as obvious as we may think. Loved the biblical references which added some spice to an already engaging read. Waiting patiently for the next installment. Good job. - Jason on Good Reads.com

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Advent is a gem of a novel - it has an intriguing plot which develops quickly without the distracting fluff so common in many modern day thrillers The writer gets down to the heart of the matter and the twists left me wanting more. I hope there is a sequel. 

This book like Holy Blood Holy Grail & the Da Vinci Code with their sensitive religious inference & conspiracy theories, needs to be read with an open and mature mindset. - Khalid Yusoff on Good Reads.com

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This is a thrilling book. A must read. Very cleverly written and the use of Biblical references relevant to the unfolding plot which keeps you in suspense right up to the end. Can't wait for the next book - Karen on Amazon.co.uk 



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During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army under General Tomoyuki Yamashita looted untold amounts of gold and other valuables from across its occupied colonies in Southeast Asia to finance the empire’s ongoing military expansion.

But when the tide of war turned against Japan in 1943, much of this treasure had to be buried in secret. Over the decades, the search for the legendary Yamashita’s Gold had been in vain until now ...

A group of foreign workers digging a tunnel under the Padang in present-day Singapore stumbled across one treasure vault and inadvertently triggered a biological booby trap. An unknown strain of anthrax was released threatening a global holocaust.

It is now up to a special team of investigators in Singapore to decipher a cryptic clue left behind with the loot to halt this deadly plague.

Year of the Tiger takes readers on a roller-coaster journey of political wrangling, murky history and secret organisations, from World War II Singapore to the present day, to discover the elusive cure for a seemingly unstoppable anthrax pandemic.




REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

YEAR OF THE TIGER which was released in August 2012, has remained on the Top 10 International Bestsellers List 
at Kinokuniya Singapore for one year
between December 31, 2012 and December 29, 2013


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Year of the Tiger caught me by surprise. The plot is refreshingly original and unsuspecting. First of all, I love a book that takes me back through the sands of time to the past. My cup of tea. Besides, I can never resist Thrillers. This particular one, took me back to World War II and deadly buried treasure hidden in an all but forgotten underground tunnel... A book that will keep you hooked and wondering what’s next! - Nicole Kessler, Singapore


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As someone who has history flowing through his veins so to speak, I found that this unusual take on what happened to Yamashita's Treasure in the latter half of that war in the Pacific, to be both plausible and somewhat frightening. I can certainly appreciate the enormous research that was merged so seamlessly into the storyline giving the casual reader a quick history lesson complete with all the bells and whistles one would expect of an exceptional novel. - John Thomas, London, UK

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Year of the Tiger has proven itself to be one the best action thriller novels that I have come across in recent years. It's fast paced and doesn't bore the reader with silly subplots that just slows down the story. The plot has been well conceived and even though it is a work a fiction, the book shows an enormous amount of research weaved into the story and clearly presented for the reader to digest.
Highly recommended - Scott Thomson, USA

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I like the idea and concept behind the book. Taking a narrative spin on Yamashita’s Gold is clever as the topic has always garnered keen historical interest globally. The very existence of the treasures remain debatable and is bound to get people excited to hunt it down in real life.  This will help the book reach out to an international audience instead of limiting to just Singapore readers.

With his journalistic background, David’s writing is clear and concise. Reading the book felt like reading an extended newspaper report, giving it a sense of realism that makes the story extremely believable. So much so that I find myself googling on many items in the book to find out if they were fact or fiction! - Alvin of Alvinology, Singapore


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I just finished reading Year of the Tiger and I must say that I loved it.  It is a fairly quick read and a thoroughly enjoyable one.

I have never read anything pertaining to this subject matter about Singapore or it's history.  I do tend to like to learn about new places and things and I found that there is a great deal I didn't know about this region and is history.

This is a fictional novel but it is based on facts such as the rumors of treasure hidden by the Japanese army during the war and the myriad of tunnels under this lovely city. Some built by the British and some built by the Japanese during WWII. The author, Mr Miller, is very knowledgeable about these subjects and it enhances the readers experience.  The story also delves into the frightening world of biological warfare and this is a very current issue we all are concerned about. - Linda E, USA 

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In Year of the Tiger, David Miller has created a fantastic journey through time and history. His marriage of historical facts of war and greed with a fictional tale of cryptic messages, political intrigue  and bioterrorism makes for a phenomenal read. - Lynn Luckey, Illinois,USA

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Overall, I really enjoyed the book and I hope there are more books written that are based in Singapore. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more David Miller books, especially if he writes about Singapore. For just 278 pages, ‘Year of the Tiger’ was thoroughly entertaining.- Violet Crush, Singapore

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Set in Singapore, Year of the Tiger is a story about a group of foreign workers digging a tunnel under the Padang, stumbling across a treasure vault and activating a booby trap.
      On the surface, it seems to be nothing more than just a bio-terrorism thriller. However the book explores many deep-seated issues that plague Singapore and it captures the different facets of Singapore society. - Suffian Hakim, Singapore, as reported in The New Paper (March 18 2014)


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One thing for certain, this is fast-paced page-turner. As a relic thriller fan, I’d say this comes pretty close to what I think can be THE Singapore relic thriller. I hope this book can spark a new writing trend in Singapore; it’s high time! - Lovelyloey, Singapore



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