The Tides of Men is an epic account of the deception of Global Power from a broad perspective.
It is a story of commitment, hopes and dreams of real people, comprising a complex scope of characters, plots and locations.
From a funeral in an Irish country churchyard the characters retrace their steps, from ‘mercenary wars’ in Nicaragua to a terrifying flight from China, a return from Southeast Asia and from America. Among them is Terri Sai, a fugitive from the student revolt in Beijing. The tragic departure of Aija Tsi compels Terri to carry her beloved friend’s exceptional philosophies through the sordid world of the opium and weapons markets.
Terri hears Anna’s story of the keys. During her friendship with Anna Yao, Terri is exposed to terrors of unspeakable magnitude. Terri is again a fugitive, under the watchful eye of An Luc, a Hmong tribesman.
Paddy Finucane attends a meeting at the British Embassy with Michael Weatherby and others from MI6. The world of Admiral Mahan’s Middle East emerges, the ‘world dominion’ of an arrogant, corrupt, corporate plutocracy with their covert Imperial agenda. The legend of Alexander’s ‘world of conquest’ is reborn, people once again victims of ‘men in private clubs drawing lines on a map of the world’. Under growing world tensions, threat of nuclear Armageddon reemerges.