Black Wind Themes

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Destruction for Personal Gain

Destruction for Personal Gain is the main theme in Black Wind. Calling it greed would be too simplistic, since it is greed at the expense of many others. Kang goes to extreme lengths to see his own personal desire of wealth and the success of a conquering North Korea.

For example, the reader is introduced to the level he is willing to go when the virus is tested on animals and innocent people on the nearly uninhabited Aleutian Islands. Then, the reader learns about assassinations of the key leaders to wound American/Japanese relations. Then, a thirteen-year-old girl is savagely murdered, and an American serviceman is framed. In each case, the deaths mount up and seem to be more extreme than the next. At Kang's house, as the reader is discovering who is behind it all, a politician is thrown over a cliff in a...

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