Conspiracies, Hunt for WW2 Treasure Unfold in ‘White Spiritual Boy’

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William de Berg’s new novel follows financial analyst caught between powerful transnational factions’ machinations.

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William de Berg, the author of “Serpent and Savior,” returns to the world of conspiracy fiction with his novel, “White Spiritual Boy” (published by Trafford Publishing), which portrays the shadowy machinations of transnational factions seeking to cement their geopolitical and financial domination of the world order. De Berg incorporates wealthy Asian clans, the United States’ most powerful banks, World War II war criminals, South East Asian dictators and other factions into a vast tapestry of intrigue, a shroud of deceit, betrayals and schemes set into motion, that his characters must navigate at their mortal peril.

The narrative begins with an early-morning call to Rachel Echon, a foreign policy analyst, marking the beginning of a harrowing six months in which she ends up in the middle of a high-stakes international financial battle. The publisher who called her turns out to be a member of the White Dragon Family, a group of wealthy Asians who are trying to recover some of the wealth they believe was stolen from them by the West. The Dragons have one of the two sets of maps that can help recover the famous Yamashita gold, and they seek Rachel’s help in bargaining for the other set, knowing that she is the widowed daughter-in-law of one of the most powerful bankers in America. She ends up traveling to the Philippines, where she meets the leading members of the Dragon Family, visits a recently opened Yamashita site and reconnects with her father’s family. This leads to a crescendo of violence when the various conspirators move to seize the prize while, at the same time, Rachel desperately tries to stay alive before eventually ending up in the arms of her publisher and lover, the titular “White Spiritual Boy.”

“It merges a previously obscured historical account, replete with over one hundred in-text footnotes, with a fast-paced political thriller,” says de Berg, describing the intricacies of the narrative he has crafted. “It flowed from some historical works I read that tied into the events of September 11, 2001, which was a theme of my first book ‘Serpent and Savior.’”

“White Spiritual Boy”
By William de Berg
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 230 pages | ISBN 9781490770468
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 230 pages | ISBN 9781490770444
E-Book | 230 pages | ISBN 9781490770451
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
William de Berg is the pseudonym for an American author who, by virtue of his first book, "Serpent and Savior," and now with "White Spiritual Boy," has established himself as a master of conspiracy fiction.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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