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Barry Lancet

Barry Lancet's connection with Japan began more than thirty years ago with a short exploratory trip from his California home to Tokyo. Five years later his visit turned into a long-term stay in the Japanese capital, a thriving metropolis he found endlessly fascinating.

Genres: Thriller
Barry Awards Best First Book winner (2014) : Japantown
Shamus Awards Best Hardcover Novel nominee (2015) : Tokyo Kill

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