|It is the morning of April 12, 1927 and China's Nationalist Party Leader Chiang Kaishek has decided to end his shaky alliance with the Chinese Communist Party in the most bloody and horrific fashion imaginable. Thousands perish in what historians would ultimately chronicle as The Feast of Heads. What few escape the massacre make their way to the wastelands of Jingxai Province where Mao Tse Tung's infamous Red Army is to be birthed.
Among the survivors of that fateful day is a fearsome, yet resilient, determined young man named Wie Chiang. An eyewitness to the beheading of both his parents as well as the destruction of all else he holds dear, the orphaned Wie Chiang utilizes his thirst for revenge to transform himself from mere foot soldier in Chairman Mao's army to international crime icon William Chiang.
In Blood Dawn: The Rise of Wie Chiang, Author A. Lawrence Haskins crafts an epic journey spanning some seven decades that gives startling insight into the making of William Chiang, the shadowy villian that was first introduced to readers in The Whisper of Serpents.