This is an odd (but interesting) espionage/suspense novella by a very talented author.
The twisty plot centers around a none-too-loveable protagonist, ex-US Army noncom Jason Glenn Dawson, owner of two shady, money-laundering nightclubs in wartime Saigon. Dawson is really into drug dealing and firearms smuggling and his eventual nemesis proves to be the drop-dead gorgeous transgendered
Vietnamese-American CIA agent Kim Anh Thi.
All in all, pretty much a formula spy tale with superior characterizations and a cliff-hanger plot.
Charles C. Kim - the noted Chinese-American screenwriter, based in Singapore - has written a screenplay adaptation of NIGHT OF THE DRAGON.
The rumor mills say that a Hollywood producer has already purchased a film option.
If so, let's hope Tinseltown pays proper homage to Angelo Victor Mercure's superb writing.
NIGHT OF THE DRAGON can be found at: