Port Orient by Dan Cushman. Mr. Leeper from San Francisco loves tea. One day his purchase of tea turns out to contain a bag full of diamonds, which is good because the tea taste awful. A hidden message also mentions millions of dollars in gold, but it’s hidden somewhere in Thailand or China. Quitting his job, and leaving his unloving family, Mr. Leeper heads for Bangkok to pursue the gold, but he has to make contact with someone mentioned in the message. This leads to problems, as it seems others want the gold. Teaming up with two men and a woman, the plans are to reestablish an air route to and from China, hauling equipment and merchandise to and fro from Red China. For the air routs is where the hidden gold is located. A little shorter than usual, but still a lot of fun.