And he clearly knows how to craft a thriller creating a deep sense of mystery suspense and surprise None of this bothered me It was all the guts and gore splashed across the page that had me retchingIntroducing Jim BrodieThe protagonist in Tokyo Kill is Jim Brodie the central character in what is now a series of three novels Brodie is a fascinating character In San Francisco he owns and runs a small struggling antiue shop specializing in Japanese art and artifacts He has also inherited a 50% share in Brodie Investigations a firm his ate father founded in Tokyo Brodie divides his time between the two cities As he was raised in Tokyo he is bilingual and he is proficient in Japanese martial arts In fact he is uncommonly toughThat comes in handy when people try to kill him which happens with unnatural freuency in the course of the novel In fact those attempts which nearly succeed subject Brodie to such a degree of physical damage pain and suffering that I find it difficult to understand how he could have survived the experience much The Complete Idiot's Guide to Detoxing Your Body less risen from his hospital bed only hoursater to seek out punishmentTokyo front and centerBrodie is in Tokyo tending to affairs at the detective agency that bears his name A middle aged salaryman bursts into the office demanding to speak with him the A middle aged salaryman bursts into the office demanding to speak with him the s aging father in tow The father it develops is 96 years old He was a Japanese officer in Manchuria following Japan s notoriously brutal invasion in 1937 Now his old comrades are being murdered one after another and he fears for his Silver in the Wood life Though his son disbelieves the threat he hires Brodie Investigations to protect the old man Naturally additional murders follow And thereinies the taleAbout the authorBarry Lancet has ived and worked in Tokyo for a ong time He was employed by one of Japan s eading publishing houses for 25 years developing books that were mostly about Japanese culture 55 I ove this series Hardcore thriller mystery BOOK 2 The
Jim Brodie series each book can be read as a standalone but the characters and subplots carry over Brodie series each book can be read as a standalone but the characters and subplots carry over just get better in every book This book was even fast paced than book one Japantown I The Second Cure loved the history of both the Japanese and Chinese recollections of war Barry Lancet is a master storyteller that manages to tell convincing break neck speed thrillers without the use of blueanguage or sex I d say this book has the same pace and depth as a Dan Brown novel and that is GOODI also appreciate the authors notes sharing with the reader what parts of the history and Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities locations are fact or fiction And also the heartfelt dedication to the forgotten WWII Japanese veterans It seems every war has this group of soldiers and it s a shame they do not have an outlet to share their stories I wish I could meet Mr Lancet just to say thank youFor sure and forever would rec this series Bring on book threeBook 1 JapantownBook 2 Tokyo KillBook 3 Pacific BurnBook 4 The Spy Across the Table OMG what can I say about this that hasn t already been said but here goes once again I have to say Ioved how from the ever start it just pulled me in the pages and once that started I could stop reading had to know what happened next had to find out all the Secrets and Lies that was been told and kept who was trying to kill Jim and his friends The Sorcerer's Apprentice loved how Mr Lancet mixed in the background of Japanese culture along with Chinese and the history of both that I didn t even know it made every thing real some how I alsooved how once again the main character Jim Brodie reminded me of my all time Japanese and Chinese detective movies Eagle's Gate like Great Charlie Chan Detective Mystery Mr Wong Detective just to name a few wouldove to say thinks to Barry Lancet Elizabeth Breeden as well as to Simion Schunster for giving me a chance at win a copy of this book and etting me read once again a great storyif
You Love Mystery Thriller Suspense Non Stop love Mystery Thriller Suspense non stop then you have to pick it up because its all of that and not once did it et me down at all it delivered everything I ove in a really great Mystery Thriller Suspense novel five stars all the way Jim Brodie made his initial appearance in Japantown an action packed thriller and the series debut He now returns in a novel which is no ess filled with derring do and Who Is Muhammad Ali? lots of exotic descriptions of Japanese culture and history Brodie To the war and to Chinese Triads operating in present day Tokyo insisting that he and his few surviving army buddies are in dangerFresh off his involvement in solving San Francisco’s Japantown murders antiues dealer Jim Brodie had returned to Tokyo for some RR and to hunt down a rare ink painting by theegendary Japanese Zen master Sengai for one of his clients not to take on another case with his ate father’.
the war occupation by Japan were being murdered After he supplies a security detail events take over "the course of the rest of the novel as Brodie investigates the possibility of Triads Chinese spies and others as the "course of the rest of the novel as Brodie investigates the possibility of Triads Chinese spies and others as the And that takes on a ife of its ownThe author has ived and worked in Japan for than a uarter century and the flavor and information about the country permeates with authenticity throughout the novel His description of various types of martial arts practiced in Japan is a further exhibit of his expertise Powerfully written Tokyo Kill is a very enjoyable read and this reader is ooking forward to additions to the seriesRecommended This second book in Barry Lancet s Jim Brodie series is even action packed than Japantown The author s eye for detail and ever rising suspense make these thrillers entertaining as well as educational A mesmerizing and meticulously constructed tale that whisks the reader away to some of the most shadowy and fascinating corners of Tokyo and then down the rabbit hole Masterfully crafted Even better than Japantown Barry Lancet does honor to the Japanese tradition of single minded devotion to one s artIn Tokyo Kill we again meet protagonist Jim Brodie expert in Japanese art and antiuities and heir to his father s Tokyo based private detective agency I find Brodie to be a very ikeable and capable protagonist not only due to his impressive knowledge skill and intuition but also owing to his admirable moral compass Brodie is a man who holds himself accountable for his own decisions for better or for worse He exhibits selfless devotion to his family his staff his clients and his colleagues in the world of Japanese artifacts devotion that often A Secret Kept lands him in dire circumstances face to face with danger with death only a breath away Tokyo Kill presents the reader withayer upon ayer of mystery and intrigue The novel plunges Brodie into a vast collective of overlapping networks reflective of Tokyo itself Guilt ridden World War II veterans and their offspring Chinese Triads spies and expatriates Practitioners of traditional Japanese arts And seemingly ordinary people who prove to be much than they first appear to be on the surface Barry Lancet skillfully pits Jim Brodie against an array of ambitious cruel and relentless foes The connections are often surprising but much to the reader s delight they re always plausibleI was pleased that Lancet gave the hero a ove interest in this second Jim Brodie novel It will be interesting to see where this promising cross cultural relationship goes in future installments of Brodie s storyWhile Tokyo Kill takes on serious themes some of which entail sensitive issues regarding Japan s national psyche it comes off asduring the war
neither discouragingly heavy nor as flippantly shallow These thoughtful themes are wovendiscouragingly heavy nor as flippantly shallow These thoughtful themes are woven the fiber of the story in such a way that they deepen and enrich both plot and characterization without slowing the pace a bit Conseuently Tokyo Kill comes off as uality enjoyable entertainment entertainment with an agreeable balance of substance and fancy Tokyo Kill s style is at times gutsy a shade away from gritty Graphic enough without giving in to sensationalist gore Dialogue is very tastefully done My only real criticism of Tokyo Kill is that I am not a big fan of scenes in which the antagonist gives a full solilouy explaining what he did and why he did it Overall I don t consider the one such scene in Tokyo Kill to have ruined the seuence much ess the entire book I would simply have preferred to find out some of that information through the hero or one of his colleaguesI was glad to have a day off when Tokyo Kill came out I didn t want to put the book down and I finished it the day after I got it An even telling indicator of its effect on me is that I did not want the story to end I wanted to remain in Jim Brodie s world a while onger To me that s a mark of a truly good readKudos again to Barry Lancet. S PI firm But out of respect for the old soldier Brodie agrees to provide a security detail thinking it’ll be an easy job and end when the man comes to his sensesInstead an unexpected brutal murder rocks Brodie and his crew sending them deep into the realm of the Triads Chinese spies kendo warriors and an elusive group of killers whose treachery spans centuries and who will stop at nothing to complete their missi.
Barry Lancet À 0 Free readExciting and intriguing premise treasures of gold jewelry porcelain and art given to the Last Emperor of China Pu Yi by the Japanese in Manchuria are sought today by persons unknown who will go to extreme engths to get it Full of action plot twists history And Tricycle (HISTOIRE) lots of interesting facts about Japanese kendo judo and the Japanese sword or koto I received an advance copy of this new thriller absolutelyoved it due to the sense of place well defined and growing characters and the nonstop action While the plot is complex and unexpected the book is still character driven and Lancet s knowledge of Japan its history personality culture and art is a
Terrific Enhancement I Would Haveenhancement I would have to wait for the audio but this Although this is one of a series it is a stand alone Jim Brodie is an antiues dealer turned private investigator He s just arrived in Japan for a ittle relaxation when he s approached by an elderly WWII survivor who has uite a story involving Chinese Triads murder and treachery Jim takes on the case and so begins a heart thumping page turning story Jim is a great addition to the private investigator books and he s uite ikable imprefections and all Full disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from The Reading Room in exchange for an unbiased review I am on a hot streak Let Freedom Reign': The Words of Nelson Mandela. Henry Russell lately of finding new to me suspense and thriller authors My newest find is Barry Lancet His heroives part time in Japan and part time in the US In Japan he co owns and runs his Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts late father s security company while in the US he owns and runs a high endart and antiue store He s stillearning about security work and relies heavily on his employees who are also partnersTokyo Kill is set entirely in Japan a country and culture I know Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind little about it It is a fascinating place judging by this book and the author sove and respect for it come through clearly He takes what is Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus likely a touchy subject World War II and the part that both Japan and China played in it and makes it the center of the story Add in the tales of an emperor sost treasure Rudram in Tamil love romance treachery and family ties and Lancet gives us a complexayered complicated story that never ets upLancet keeps the pace rolling with neither the reader nor the hero Jim having much time for a breather Despite the fast pace Lance doesn t ose site of his characters as people The story may be action driven but there are also tender moments with Jim s daughter a potential girl friend and even his employees He has a strong sense of justice oyalty and compassion Those drive much of his actions and decisions during the story and it s a hard shock for him when he discovers that those beliefs and emotions have been used against him There are so many twists and turns and ayers that sometimes I had trouble keeping up but it was worth the effort I oved that Lancet took some standard cliches and tropes such asTriads and ninjas and made them fresh He also isn t afraid to kill people off and one death in particular saddened me despite the fact that we really didn t see all that much of him while he was aliveTake a chance on Lancet you won t regret it Tokyo Kills is compelling original story telling with remarkable characters that will keep you reading until the end What is it about Americans hunger for violence Recently than 100 million of us watched the Superbowl a classic annual gladiatorial display in which huge men appear onscreen appearing to do their utmost to injure one another and are rewarded with enormous sums of money for doing so I ve never understood why anyone would spend hours mesmerized by flickering images to witness this mayhem So when I come across repeated instances of gratuitous violence on the printed page I cringe All of which explains why I found it very difficult to read all the way to the end of Barry Lancet s thriller Tokyo KillSo why did I read this book to the endThe reason why I drove myself to finish Tokyo Kill is simple in other respects it
s an excellent piece of work Lancet writes reasonably well He is a ong term resident ofan excellent piece of work Lancet writes reasonably well He is a ong term resident of and clearly has studied a great deal about its history and culture His novel sparkles with engrossing detail about the country s storied past and with insight about its culture today although at times the digressions to explain the finer points do become tedious. In the second thriller of this new series from “a fresh voice in crime fiction” Kirkus Reviews antiues dealer turned PI Jim Brodie matches wits with an elusive group of killers chasing a ong Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION lost treasure that has a dangerous history When an elderly World War II veteran shows up unannounced at Brodie Security begging for protection the staff thinks he’s just a paranoid old man He offers up a story connected.