The author was a member of the Special Service Detachment II assigned to train Chinese guerilla units. He was then tasked with destroying airfields and taking bullion to India, Betrayed to the Japanese 20 miles short of the Indian border, he suffered prolonged torture. This is a very graphic account of endurance and survival against brutal odds. The story may be difficult to read in parts but that level of brutal treatment usually is. A story that had to be told and deserves to be read.