Tokyo kill : a thriller / Barry Lancet.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Struggling San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie is back in Japan. After wading through the tragedy of the Japantown murders, he and his daughter have returned for a well-earned vacation. Checking in at the P.I. firm he inherited from his father, he's startled by the arrival of an old World War II veteran and his son. The father has come explicitly to see Brodie, and offers up a dark story connected to the war and a pair of violent home invasions committed in the Japanese capital only days earlier. Brodie takes a liking to the old soldier and agrees to provide protection, one of the services Brodie Security supplies. An unexpected murder soon shocks Brodie and his crew, and Brodie begins a wild ride through the worlds of kendo, the Triads, war atrocities, the backstreets of Yokohama's unfathomable Chinatown, Chinese spies, and an elusive group of killers after a long-lost treasure with a murky and dangerous history. With the crusty PI Noda at his side, Brodie pokes around where he's not wanted, and when a friend is delivered up to him in pieces Brodie is once again running for his life--while seeking the answers he needs to save it"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781451691726 (hardback)
      1451691726 (hardback)
      9781451691733 (trade paperback)
      1451691734 (trade paperback)
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      LANCET, B. Tokyo kill : a thriller. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster, 2014. ISBN 9781451691726. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
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      Lancet B. Tokyo Kill : A Thriller. Simon & Schuster; 2014. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Lancet, B. (2014). Tokyo kill : a thriller. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lancet, Barry. 2014. Tokyo Kill : A Thriller. A Jim Brodie Novel. Simon & Schuster.
    • Harvard:
      Lancet, B. (2014) Tokyo kill : a thriller. Simon & Schuster (A jim brodie novel). Available at: (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
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      Lancet, B 2014, Tokyo kill : a thriller, A jim brodie novel, Simon & Schuster, viewed 28 January 2020, .
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      Lancet, Barry. Tokyo Kill : A Thriller. Simon & Schuster, 2014. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lancet, Barry. Tokyo Kill : A Thriller. A Jim Brodie Novel. Simon & Schuster, 2014.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lancet B. Tokyo kill : a thriller [Internet]. Simon & Schuster; 2014 [cited 2020 Jan 28]. (A jim brodie novel). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2014 August #1

In Japantown (2013), we met Jim Brodie, a San Francisco antiques dealer who, having spent many years living in Japan, was asked by the SFPD to help with a series of crimes connected to the city's Japanese population. Here, in the second Brodie novel, Jim is in Tokyo, where he has inherited a stake in his late father's security firm, when a new client walks into the offices of Brodie Security. The man, a Japanese WWII veteran, claims that a Chinese triad organization is behind a recent string of home invasions that have left some of his military comrades dead. Brodie wonders why the triads would want to kill elderly Japanese soldiers but agrees to assign the man some protection. Turns out the soldier wasn't exaggerating. The author's familiarity with Japanese history and culture, combined with his storytelling skills, make this a first-rate mystery, at least as good as Japantown. That novel could have worked just fine as a one-off, but this second book is a clear indicator that Lancet considers Jim Brodie a series-worthy character. He'd be right, too. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2014 July #1

Lancet's second novel featuring Tokyo-based PI Jim Brodie falls short of the high standard set by his debut, 2013's Japantown. Brodie agrees to take the case of Akira Miura, a 93-year-old former soldier, who freely admits he committed war crimes as a young man on duty in China during Japan's occupation in the years before WWII. In recent weeks, Miura claims, several of his surviving fellow soldiers have been murdered in a series of home invasions, and he wants Brodie to investigate as well as provide protection. Miura suspects a vigilante Chinese triad is behind the killings, but Brody quickly figures out something else is at stake. As the case progresses, Brodie encounters a series of sneering, interchangeable bad guys in a plot that consists of scene after confrontational scene involving knife fights, poisonings, and martial arts showdowns with little supporting structure in between. Repetitive, aimless dialogue doesn't help. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Sept.)

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