John Keeble, Yellowfish (1980) 310 pp.
Wesley Erks is a smuggler. He transports young men—Triad initiates originally from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan—down the west coast from British Columbia to San Francisco’s Chinatown, where they are inducted into the Chinese Six Companies. Erks is ready to retire and settle down with his wife on their farm in Washington State when he is convinced to make one more run. His cargo is Ginarn Taam, the son of the recently deceased senior director of the Six Companies. Taam has been in exile in Red China for seven years and is wanted in the U.S. both by the government and the Triad, which has an execution order out for him. A story of illegal immigration, betrayal, desperation, and murder.