Love or country?
This is the choice three men face.
One man is prepared to do anything for the love of his country; another is prepared to do anything for love—the last man is fickle and capricious.
Return of the Water Deer is the sequel to The cry of the Kuaka and the second instalment of the Iju Trilogy. It continues Kang Dae’s story, who is now trapped in North Korea, with dark forces from the North and South doing their best to keep him there.
Building a new life while spying for the South, Kang Dae never gives up on the hope of one day returning home and reuniting with his beloved wife Choon Hee and their adopted daughter Kazuko.
From New Zealand to the Pacific War, South and North Korea to Japan: Return of the Water Deer is a story of endurance, patience, and hope, culminating in an exhilarating conclusion of unexpected reunion and tragedy.