The Paddy Field Tigers by Richard Payton
Approx. 131,000 words.
Published on April 7, 2013.
John Montigue is a spy for the British government. On Christmas Day, 1941 the Japanese army invades Burma. With his boyhood friend, head of the secret Golden Triangle, he has to evacuate his family yet stay behind to destroy anything of use to the enemy. Before he can escape he finds himself having to flee on foot thru 1,800 miles of jungle to India with 25,000 women, children, and elderly.