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 t Jim Brodie made his initial "does honor to the Japanese tradition of single minded devotion t Jim Brodie made his initial in Japantown an action packed thriller and the series debut He now returns in a novel which is no less filled with derring do 55 I love this series Hardcore thriller mystery BOOK 2 The Jim Brodie series each book can be read as a standalone but the characters and subplots carry over and just et better in every book This book was even 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 tell "a master storyteller that manages to tell 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 every war has this roup 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 Spy Across the Table 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 autho I received an advance copy of this new thriller absolutely loved it due to the sense of place well defined and rowing 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 terrific enhancement I would have loved to wait for the audio but this book was too A Secret Kept good to age on my shelves until then This second book in Barry Lancet s Jim Brodie series is even action packed than Japantown The author 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 elusiveroup 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. Yo 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 Francisco he owns and 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 "proficient in Japanese martial arts In fact he is uncommonly toughThat comes in handy when people try to kill him 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 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 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 reat 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 in exchange for an unbiased review Exciting and intriguing premise treasures of old jewelry porcelain and art iven to the Last Emperor of China Pu Yi by "The Japanese In Manchuria Are "Japanese in Manchuria are today by persons unknown who will o to extreme lengths to The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World get it Full of action plot twists history And lots of interesting facts about Japanese kendo judo and the Japanese sword or kot. 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 elusiveroup of killers whose treachery spans centuries and who will stop at nothing to complete their missi. ,
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Eye for detail and ever rising suspense make these thrillers entertaining as well as educational OMG what can I say about this that hasn t already been said but here Tricycle (HISTOIRE) goes once again I have to say I loved how from the 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 t even know it made every 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 foriving me a chance at win a copy of this book and letting me read once again a reat storyif you love Mystery Thriller Suspense non stop action then you have to pick it up because its all of that and not once did it let me down at all it delivered everything I love in a really reat Mystery Thriller Suspense novel five stars all the way What is it about Americans hunger for violence Recently than 100 million of us watched the Superbowl a classic annual ladiatorial 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 this mayhem So when come across repeated instances of ratuitous violence on the printed 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 reat deal about its history and culture His novel sparkles with engrossing detail about the country storied past and with insight about its culture today although at times the digressions to explain the finer points do 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 uts and Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind gore splashed across the page that had me retchingIntroducing Jim BrodieThe protagonist in Tok. 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’.