"Best First Novel"—Barry Award nominee, Deadly Pleasures
"Best of 2013"—Suspense Magazine
"Best Debut"—Oline Cogdill's annual roundup
**Optioned for TV by J. J. Abrams & Warner Bros.
"This is a terrific debut from a talented and very promising writer. Nimbly written and atmospheric."
—T. Jefferson Parker
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FIVE BODIES AND A SINGLE CLUE—
THAT NO ONE CAN READ
When an entire family is senselessly gunned down in San Francisco's Japantown, antique dealer and reluctant private eye Jim Brodie receives a call from a friend at the SFPD. As an American born and raised in Japan, Brodie has advised the local police in the past, but the near-perfect murders in Japantown are like nothing he's ever encountered.
Using his extensive Asian contacts and fluency in Japanese, Brodie follows leads gathered from a shadow powerbroker, a renegade Japanese detective, and the elusive tycoon at the center of the murders. Step by step, his search takes him from the crime scene in California to terrorized citizens in Japan.
What Brodie unearths shocks him. Wishing to turn back but knowing the only way is forward, he focuses on the deadly secret that threatens not only his life—but also the lives of his entire circle of family and friends.