Buddha Kiss Epub Ú Hardcover

Buddha Kiss Great read Zen, magic, business machinations, all set in hyper modern Tokyo noir Five stars Holds your attention til the end. I loved the apocalyptic aspects of this book, the realism was very enthralling Funny how the smallest pawn can overthrow the King. I was a bit confused for the first couple of chapters of this galloping mystery, but then I realized that the principal characters were confused, too There are three main proponents Richard Mitchell, semi novice financier from Yorkshire who has relocated to Tokyo to seek his fortune, Kazuo Mori, hard boiled private detective or economic and social researcher , who takes on a case involing the mysterious death of and old friend s daughter, and Tamura, assistant manager of one of the most imp I was a bit confused for the first couple of chapters of this galloping mystery, but then I realized that the principal characters were confused, too There are three main proponents Richard Mitchell, semi novice financier from Yorkshire who has relocated to Tokyo to seek his fortune, Kazuo Mori, hard boiled private detective or economic and social researcher , who takes on a case involing the mysterious death of and old friend s daughter, and Tamura, assistant manager of one of the most important branches of one of Japan s most important banks, who wakes to find himself in a love hotel with the corpse of an attractive young woman There are several memorable nemesises, too Yazawa, the financial whiz kid who drives Mitchell on with his unpredictable style, Ono, founder and godhead of a new cult, who seems to be behind the deaths of several of his female followers, and Snowbird, a warped but very professional yakuza As the several threads begin to draw closer together, and as you begin to discern what the real threats are, you ll find yourself staying up late to finish the book Tasker is himself an English financier resident in Japan, and he writes with authoritative knowledge of both those worlds, so the story resonates with verisimilitude Nor was I distracted by the foreignness of the world the author, and the characters, so ably move in Somehow the story got submerged in a welter of insider information. Buddha Kiss is a thriller that glows with the confidence of its insider perspective, blending headlines about cult poisonings in Japan and tales of Hong Kong money market manipulation with a strong fictional basis Peter Tasker, a British writer based in Tokyo where he also works as a financial analyst, sets up two unusual investigators a Japanese private eye named Mori and a British securities expert named Mitchell He turns the pair loose on separate murder and swindling cases that lead them to the bizarre Peace Technology cult and a sushi banquet featuring the dreaded delicacy of poisonous blowfish

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