Hong Kong treasure hunter Jackie aka Asian Hawk, is summoned by Duke Scapio at his mansion in Madrid, Spain, where he is told of a story of a German commander named Hans von Ketterling and his regiment burying 240 tons of gold at a secret base deep in the Sahara Desert in Africa before the end of World War II. The 18 soldiers involved in the operation disappeared under mysterious circumstances. By request from the United Nations, Scapio gives Jackie an unofficial mission to locate the base and recover the gold. Aside from acquiring the key to the base, he is partnered with Ada, an expert in African geography. Upon discovery of the gold, Jackie is promised one percent of the treasure, or roughly 2.5 tons of gold.
That call marked the initiation of the Clinton administration's Chile Declassification Project--a substantive, if problematic, effort to exhume the secrets of state on Pinochet's repression and the still-controversial U.S. role in the 1973 overthrow of Chilean democracy and the rise of a 17-year military dictatorship. More than 24,000 documents, including several thousand records the CIA reluctantly gave up, were eventually declassified that shed significant light on what Washington knew of the military's atrocities, and what policies, actions and operations it undertook in Chile. Thirty years after the infamous coup that brought the Pinochet regime to power the now accessible TOP SECRET written record kept by U.S. operatives and officials provides a unique monument to a dark and still debated history that demands to be remembered. 59ce067264