The Life-Threatening Consequences of Ignoring “Dark Property” Ownership

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New dramatic novel by author Gregory Seller features corruption and greed abroad leading to hidden investments in the United States

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With their true ownership concealed, you don’t know who your neighbors really are.

As more billionaires from abroad acquire real estate assets in the United States, questions remain about who owns these properties and why.

Author Gregory E. Seller found inspiration for his new novel, “Vanquish of the Dragon Shroud”, through his curiosity about these expensive and resident-free properties. His tale is a drama of life-threatening international intervention when one man’s choice not to ask where the money is coming from leads to serious consequences.

“I’ve lived near and read about these ‘dark properties’, as they’re called,” Seller said. “I spent over 40 years in the pension investment and administration business, and it struck me how easy it is to reap the financial benefits of these sales without knowing who is buying the property.”

With actual events taken from current headlines, Seller’s story involves corrupt and greedy Chinese Communist bureaucrats who find themselves desperate to liquidate hidden wealth in the form of “dark properties” in the United States after a power shift in China. Two wealthy hedge fund managers who asked too few questions about their wealthy clients find themselves in the deadly crossfire.

“These properties are out there in the real world; New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, even suburban Dallas,” Seller said. “With their true ownership concealed, you don’t know who your neighbors really are. If the owners are hiding illicit assets in these properties, the consequences could ultimately be deadly.”

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Vanquish of the Dragon Shroud
By Gregory E. Seller
ISBN: 978-1-5049-6269-8
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Prior to writing Vanquish of the Dragon Shroud, Gregory E. Seller spent forty years in the public and private pension investment and administration business. He is a frequent speaker and writer on pension and retirement security issues and consults on those topics for private and public organizations. More of his related work may be found at and

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