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Japantown

(2013)
(The first book in the Jim Brodie series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Book
"Best of Debut of the Year" (Suspense Magazine)

Winner of the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel

Optioned for TV by J. J. Abrams and Warner Bros.

In this "sophisticated international thriller" (The New York Times Book Review), an American antiques dealer turned reluctant private eye must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco - before he and his daughter become targets themselves.

San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: An entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised in Japan and part-owner of his father's Tokyo private investigation firm, Brodie has advised the local police in the past, but the near-perfect murders in Japantown are like nothing he's ever encountered.

With his array of Asian contacts and fluency in Japanese, Brodie follows leads gathered from a shadow powerbroker, a renegade Japanese detective, and the elusive tycoon at the center of the Japantown murders along a trail that takes him from the crime scene in California to terrorized citizens and informants in Japan. Step by step, he unravels a web of intrigue stretching back centuries and unearths a deadly secret that threatens not only his life but also the lives of his entire circle of family and friends. "Readers will want to see more of the talented Jim Brodie, with his expertise in Japanese culture, history, and martial arts" (Publishers Weekly).

Genre: Thriller    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Japantown: A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Thriller)
Author(s): Barry Lancet
ISBN: 1-4516-9169-6 / 978-1-4516-9169-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Japantown: A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Thriller)
Author(s): Barry Lancet
ISBN: 1-4516-9170-X / 978-1-4516-9170-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Japantown (Une enquete de Jim Brodie 1)
Author(s): Barry Lancet
Publisher: Hardigan
Availability: Amazon   


December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Japantown: A Thriller
Author(s): Barry Lancet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Japantown: A Thriller
Author(s): Barry Lancet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Japantown: A Thriller
Author(s): Barry Lancet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Japantown: A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): Barry Lancet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Japantown: A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Thriller)
Author(s): Barry Lancet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK