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The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur eGhThat 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 thexperience 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 years old He was a Japanese officer in Manchuria 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 mployed by one of Japan s leading publishing houses for 25 years developing books that were mostly about Japanese culture Jim Brodie made his initial appearance #in Japantown an action packed thriller and the series debut He now returns in a novel which #Japantown an action packed thriller and the series debut He now returns in a novel which no less filled with derring do and lots of xotic descriptions of Japanese culture and history Brodie inherited a half interest in Brodie Security founded by his late father and headuartered in Tokyo and also operates an art dealership which he claims is his main profession in San FranciscoIn Tokyo seeking a rare painting Brodie is approached by a 90 year old veteran of World War II asking for protection because members of his military detachment in Manchuria during the war time occupation by Japan were being murdered After he supplies a security detail Heaven to Betsy events take over the course of the rest of the novel as Brodie investigates the possibility of Triads Chinese spies and others as the culprits And that takes on a life of its ownThe author has lived and worked in Japan for than a uarter century and the flavor and information about the country permeates with authenticity throughout the novel His description of various types of martial arts practiced in Japan is a furtherxhibit of his So B. It expertise Powerfully written Tokyo Kill is a verynjoyable read and this reader is looking forward to additions to the seriesRecommended Although this is one of a series it is a stand alone Jim Brodie is an antiues dealer turned private investigator He s just arrived in Japan for a little relaxation when he s approached by an Cabaret elderly WWII survivor who has uite a story involving Chinese Triads murder and treachery Jim takes on the case and so begins a heart thumping page turning story Jim is a great addition to the private investigator books and he s uite likable imprefections and all Full disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from The Reading Room inxchange for an unbiased review 55 I love this series Hardcore thriller mystery BOOK 2 The Jim Brodie series ach book can be read as a standalone but the characters and subplots carry over and just get better in very book This book was ven fast paced than book one Japantown I loved the history of both the Japanese and Chinese recollections of war Barry Lancet is a master storyteller that manages to tell convincing break neck speed thrillers without the use of blue language or sex I d say this book has the same pace and depth as a Dan Brown novel and that is GOODI also appreciate the authors notes sharing with the reader what parts of the history and locations are fact or fiction And also the heartfelt dedication to the forgotten WWII Japanese veterans It seems very war has this group of soldiers and it s a shame they do not have an outlet to share their stories I wish I could meet Mr Lancet just to say thank youFor sure and forever would rec this series Bring on book threeBook 1 JapantownBook 2 Tokyo KillBook 3 Pacific BurnBook 4 The Pacific BurnBook 4 The Across the Table This second book in Barry Lancet s Jim Brodie series is Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice even action packed than Japantown The author sye for detail and En plein coeur ever rising suspense make these th. S PI firm But out of respect for the old soldier Brodie agrees to provide a security detail thinking it’ll be anasy job and The Bookshop on the Shore 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 anlusive group of killers whose treachery spans centuries and who will stop at nothing to complete their missi. Exciting and intriguing premise treasures of gold jewelry porcelain and art given to the Last Emperor of China Pu Yi by the Japanese in Manchuria are sought today by persons unknown who will go to xtreme lengths to get it Full of action plot twists history And lots of interesting facts about Japanese kendo judo and the Japanese sword or koto I AM ON A HOT STREAK LATELY OF FINDING NEW on a hot streak lately of finding new 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 ndart and antiue store He s still learning about security work and relies heavily on his The Art of Memoir employees who are also partnersTokyo Kill is setntirely 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 The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life 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 andven his mployees 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 motions 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 ffort 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 #keep you reading until the nd what can I say about this that hasn t already been said but here goes once again I have to say I loved how from the PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition ever start it just pulled me in the pages and once that started I could stop reading had to know what happened next had to find out all the Secrets and Lies that was been told and kept who was trying to kill Jim and his friends loved how Mr Lancet mixed in the background of Japanese culture along with Chinese and the history of both that I didn tven know it made very thing real some how I also loved how once again the main character Jim Brodie reminded me of my all time Japanese and Chinese detective movies like Great Charlie Chan Detective Mystery Mr Wong Detective just to name a few would love to say thinks to Barry Lancet Elizabeth Breeden as well as to Simion Schunster for giving me a chance at win a copy of this book and letting me read once again a great storyif you love Mystery Thriller Suspense non stop action then storyif you love Mystery Thriller Suspense non stop action then have to pick it up because its all of that and not once did it let me down at all it delivered verything I love in a really great Mystery Thriller Suspense novel five stars all the way A mesmerizing and meticulously constructed tale that whisks the reader away to some of the most shadowy and fascinating corners of Tokyo and then down the rabbit hole Masterfully crafted Even better than Japantown Barry Lancet does honor to the Japanese tradition of single minded devotion to one s artIn Tokyo Kill we again meet protagonist Jim Brodie The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, expert in Japanese art and antiuities and heir to his father s Tokyo based private detective agency I find Brodie to be a very likeable and capable protagonist not only due to his impressive knowledge skill and intuition but also owing to his admirable moral compass Brodie is a man who holds himself accountable for his own decisions for better or for worse Hexhibits selfless devotion to his famil. 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 lusive group of killers chasing a long lost treasure that has a dangerous history When an lderly 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.

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Y his staff his clients and his colleagues in the World Of Japanese Artifacts Devotion That Often Lands Him In of Japanese artifacts devotion that often lands him in circumstances face to face with danger with death only a breath away Tokyo Kill presents the reader with layer upon layer of mystery and intrigue The novel plunges Brodie into a vast collective of overlapping networks reflective of Tokyo itself Guilt ridden World War II veterans and their offspring Chinese Triads spies and xpatriates Practitioners of traditional Japanese arts And seemingly ordinary people who prove to be much than they first appear to be on the surface Barry Lancet skillfully pits Jim Brodie against an array of ambitious cruel and relentless foes The connections are often surprising but much to the reader s delight they re always plausibleI was pleased that Lancet gave the hero a love interest in this second Jim Brodie novel It will be interesting to see where this promising cross cultural relationship goes in future installments of Brodie s storyWhile Tokyo Kill takes on serious themes some of which ntail sensitive issues regarding Japan s national psyche it comes off as neither discouragingly heavy nor as flippantly shallow These thoughtful themes are woven into the fiber of the story in such a way that they deepen and The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl enrich both plot and characterization without slowing the pace a bit Conseuently Tokyo Kill comes off as ualitynjoyable Exile and Pilgrim entertainmentntertainment with an agreeable balance of substance and fancy Tokyo Kill s style is at times gutsy a shade away from gritty Graphic nough without giving in to sensationalist gore Dialogue is very tastefully done My only real criticism of Tokyo Kill is that I am not a big fan of scenes in which the antagonist gives a full solilouy xplaining what he did and why he did it Overall I don t consider the one such scene in Tokyo Kill to have ruined the seuence much less the Hannah Montana: The Movie entire book I would simply have preferred to find out some of that information through t I received an advance copy of this new thriller absolutely loved it due to the sense of place well defined and growing characters and the nonstop action While the plot is complex and unexpected the book is still character driven and Lancet s knowledge of Japan its history personality culture and art is a terrificnhancement I would have loved to wait for the audio but this book was too good to age on my shelves until then 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 normous 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 xplains why I found it very difficult to read all the way to the nd of Barry Lancet s thriller Tokyo KillSo why did I read this book to the ndThe reason why I drove myself to finish Tokyo Kill is simple in other respects it s an xcellent 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 ngrossing detail about the country s storied past and with insight about its culture today although at times the digressions to xplain 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 tou. 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’. .
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