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The China Connection

The China Connection

by Timothy Trainer
The China Connection

The China Connection

by Timothy Trainer


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It's a year after Hong Kong's reversion to China. Aaron and Kellie's dual purpose Hong Kong trip for business and pleasure descends into chaos when Kellie fails to deliver the blueprint Chinese entrepreneurs seek in hopes of greater riches in the U.S. market. After a day-long meeting, she awakes the next morning across the border in southern China without her travel documents. Aaron, while waiting for Kellie's return, is attacked in his hotel room. He panics.Helpless, Aaron enlists the aid of Roger, a retired Customs attaché in Hong Kong. Roger questions the nature of the contents of millions of containers leaving Hong Kong and wonders how he can profit from it. Aaron and Roger cobble together a group of people to rescue Kellie from across the border. This small group of government and non-government people engage in questionable tactics to find Kellie.Can the group come together to save Kellie or will their personal ambitions prevail?

Timothy Trainer, an attorney, was born in Japan. He worked in multiple federal government agencies and in the private sector. His non-traditional legal career included significant time focused on international trade issues. His work required extensive travel around the world, including numerous trips to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. His experiences led to him co-authoring a legal treatise for fifteen years, penning the novel, Pendulum Over the Pacific, and authoring a non-fiction book The Fortunate Son: Top, Through the Eyes of Others, about men who served in Vietnam with his father.

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ISBN-13: 9781956823264
Publisher: Joshua Tree Publishing
Publication date: 01/13/2023
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Timothy Trainer was born in Tokyo, Japan. An Army brat, he grew up on various Army posts then served a tour of enlistment in the Army. He used his military benefits to earn multiple degrees. His advanced studies included a return to Japan to study in Tokyo for sixteen months. After earning his law degree and passing the bar exam, he moved to the Washington, DC area in 1987. His legal career focused on intellectual property issues with a more specific emphasis on combating international trade in infringing goods. He worked at multiple federal agencies that required extensive travel and consultations with foreign governments. In the private sector, he headed a DC-based trade association resulting in his work with INTERPOL, UN Economic Commission for Europe, and other international organizations. He has testified before congressional committees on several occasions. He was a private-sector advisor with a clearance to the US Department of Commerce from 2000-2020. Joshua Tree Publishing published two prior books authored by Mr. Trainer. The Fortunate Son: Top, Through the Eyes of Others was published in 2017 and the novel, Pendulum Over the Pacific, in 2019. Mr. Trainer has authored numerous professional articles and co-authored a legal treatise for fifteen years. His book, Potato Chips to Computer Chips: War on Fake Stuff was published in 2015 by Thomson Reuters. For more information,

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