The sleeping dragon / Miyuki Miyabe ; translated by Deborah Stuhr Iwabuchi.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Kosaka, a journalist, joins forces with two young men who claim to have psychic powers, as they search for a young boy who has gone missing after a typhoon has struck Tokyo, each harboring suspicions about each other and the possibility that the boy has been murdered.
    • Notes:
      "First published in Japanese in 1991 by Shuppan Geijutsusha as Ryu wa nemuru"--T.p. verso.
    • Other Titles:
      Ryū wa nemuru. English
    • ISBN:
      9784770031044 : HRD
      4770031041 : HRD
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LJ Reviews 2010 February #2

In this intricate new mystery from the prolific and award-winning Japanese author, investigative journalist Kosaka stumbles into an incident involving a missing child. At the scene, he meets a teenager named Shinji, who reveals that he is a psychic. The reporter, still skeptical, investigates Shinji's allegations and meets another young man who claims to have similar powers. As the journalist learns more about these boys, he finds that his entire past, his misbegotten engagement, his job, and his future are linked to them. When Kosaka's former fiance disappears, the journalist must put aside his skepticism and seek help from these mysterious boys. Like Miyabe's other novels (e.g, Crossfire), this latest touches on how we marginalize what we don't understand. VERDICT This novel is a balance of suspense and mystery mixed with the supernatural. For fans of Japanese crime fiction and Miyabe's other titles, specifically Crossfire, this will be a good choice. A strong title for any mystery reader.—Ron Samul, New London, CT

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PW Reviews 2010 February #3

First published in Japan in 1991, Miyabe's taut suspense novel should win her new fans in the U.S. In the atmospheric opening, magazine investigative reporter Shogo Kosaka, who's driving at night through a typhoon that has struck near Tokyo, gives a lift to a high school boy marooned on the side of the road, Shinji Inamura. In the course of their rain-soaked journey, Shinji tells Shogo he has psychic abilities. After they happen on a father looking for his missing son, who's named Daisuke, Shinji has a vision of the two men responsible for Daisuke's disappearance (and murder). Despite initial skepticism, the journalist agrees to check the teenager's claims. Japan's #1 bestselling mystery author, Miyabe (The Devil's Whisper) keeps the reader guessing whether Shinji really has special powers or is scamming Shogo, and maintains the tension throughout. (Apr.)

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