What happened during Jack Campbell's childhood in the slums of Glasgow to cause his hatred of British authority and make him willing to spy for Japan? What did the brilliant, aristocratic head of Japan's intelligence service, the most extensive spy network in the world, see in Campbell to believe he could be the key to his ultra secret contingency plan, code named Empire? With Japan's military prowess already proven by the capture of Korea and parts of China, why was it necessary to prepare this back up plan to the upcoming war which would give Japan a dominant role in world affairs? Why was it necessary to restrict knowledge of this plan to five people including the Emperor? Why was it crucial to keep Campbell in the dark over his unwitting role in Empire? Why were Campbell's talents so essential to Japan's war plans for the invasion of Malaya and the capture of Singapore? What did Campbell learn in Asia that sowed the first seeds of doubt about his activities? Was it the contentment he found in Asia that blocked his mind to the danger of the warning signals he saw in the spy master's behaviour? dramatic by the inclusion of historic facts. At the end the revelation of the top secret plan, Empire, will chill your heart.