(PDF) Tokyo Kill

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  • Tokyo Kill
  • Barry Lancet
  • English
  • 06 September 2020
  • 9781451691726

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Barry Lancet ✓ 7 Read & download Characters ↠ Tokyo Kill 107 To the war and to Chinese Triads operating in present day Tokyo insisting that he and his few surviving army buddies are in dangerFresh off his involvement in solving San Francisco’s Japantown murders antiues dealer Jim Brodie had returned to Tokyo for some RR and to hunt down a rare ink painting by the legendary Japanese Zen master Sengai for one of his clients not to take on another case with his late father’. What is it about Americans hunger for violence Recently than 100 million of us watched the Superbowl a classic annual gladiatorial display in which huge men appear onscreen appearing to do their utmost to injure one another and are rewarded with enormous sums of money for doing so I ve never understood why anyone would spend hours mesmerized by flickering images to witness this mayhem So when I come across repeated instances of gratuitous violence on the printed page I cringe All of which explains why I found it very difficult to read all the way to the end of Barry Lancet s thriller Tokyo KillSo why did I read this book to the endThe reason why I drove myself to finish Tokyo Kill is simple in other respects it s an excellent piece of work Lancet writes reasonably well He is a long term resident of Japan and clearly has studied a great deal about its history and culture His novel sparkles with engrossing detail about the country s storied past and with insight about its culture today although at times the digressions to explain the finer points do become tedious And he clearly knows how to craft a thriller creating a deep sense of mystery suspense and surprise None of this bothered me It was all the guts and gore splashed across the page that had me retchingIntroducing Jim BrodieThe protagonist in Tokyo Kill is Jim Brodie the central character in what is now a series of three novels Brodie is a fascinating character In San Francisco he owns and runs a small struggling antiue shop specializing in Japanese art and artifacts He has also inherited a 50% share in Brodie Investigations a firm his late father founded in Tokyo Brodie divides his time between the two cities As he was raised in Tokyo he is bilingual and he is proficient in Japanese martial arts In fact he is uncommonly toughThat comes in handy when people try to kill him which happens with unnatural freuency in the course of the novel In fact those attempts which nearly succeed subject Brodie to such a degree of physical damage pain and suffering that I find it difficult to understand how he could have survived the experience much less risen from his hospital bed only hours later to seek out punishmentTokyo front and centerBrodie is in Tokyo tending to affairs at the detective agency that bears his name A middle aged salaryman bursts into the office demanding to speak with him the man s aging father in tow The father it develops is 96 years old He was a Japanese officer in Manchuria following Japan s notoriously brutal invasion in 1937 Now his old comrades are being murdered one after another and he fears for his life Though his son disbelieves the threat he hires Brodie Investigations to protect the old man Naturally additional murders follow And therein lies the taleAbout the authorBarry Lancet has lived and worked in Tokyo for a long time He was employed by one of Japan s leading publishing houses for 25 years developing books that were mostly about Japanese culture

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Barry Lancet ✓ 7 Read & download Characters ↠ Tokyo Kill 107 In the second thriller of this new series from “a fresh voice in crime fiction” Kirkus Reviews antiues dealer turned PI Jim Brodie matches wits with an elusive group of killers chasing a long lost treasure that has a dangerous history When an elderly World War II veteran shows up unannounced at Brodie Security begging for protection the staff thinks he’s just a paranoid old man He offers up a story connected. This second book in Barry Lancet s Jim Brodie series is even action packed than Japantown The author s eye for detail and ever rising suspense make these thrillers entertaining as well as educational

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Barry Lancet ✓ 7 Read & download Characters ↠ Tokyo Kill 107 S PI firm But out of respect for the old soldier Brodie agrees to provide a security detail thinking it’ll be an easy job and end when the man comes to his sensesInstead an unexpected brutal murder rocks Brodie and his crew sending them deep into the realm of the Triads Chinese spies kendo warriors and an elusive group of killers whose treachery spans centuries and who will stop at nothing to complete their missi. I am on a hot streak lately of finding new to me suspense and thriller authors My newest find is Barry Lancet His hero lives part time in Japan and part time in the US In Japan he co owns and runs his late father s security company while in the US he owns and runs a high endart and antiue store He s still learning about security work and relies heavily on his employees who are also partnersTokyo Kill is set entirely in Japan a country and culture I know little about it It is a fascinating place judging by this book and the author s love and respect for it come through clearly He takes what is likely a touchy subject World War II and the part that both Japan and China played in it and makes it the center of the story Add in the tales of an emperor s lost treasure love romance treachery and family ties and Lancet gives us a complex layered complicated story that never lets upLancet keeps the pace rolling with neither the reader nor the hero Jim having much time for a breather Despite the fast pace Lance doesn t lose site of his characters as people The story may be action driven but there are also tender moments with Jim s daughter a potential girl friend and even his employees He has a strong sense of justice loyalty and compassion Those drive much of his actions and decisions during the story and it s a hard shock for him when he discovers that those beliefs and emotions have been used against him There are so many twists and turns and layers that sometimes I had trouble keeping up but it was worth the effort I loved that Lancet took some standard cliches and tropes such asTriads and ninjas and made them fresh He also isn t afraid to kill people off and one death in particular saddened me despite the fact that we really didn t see all that much of him while he was aliveTake a chance on Lancet you won t regret it Tokyo Kills is compelling original story telling with remarkable characters that will keep you reading until the end Bruce Lees Kampfstil 2 Bruce Lees Kampfstil #2 it’ll be an easy job and end when the man comes to his sensesInstead an unexpected brutal murder rocks Brodie and his crew sending them deep Lehrbuch Der Albanischen Sprache into the realm of the Triads Chinese spies kendo warriors and an elusive group of killers whose treachery spans centuries and who will stop at nothing to complete their missi. 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