In the third book in “what will likely be a long and successful series” (San Francisco Magazine),
Japanese antiques dealer and PI Jim Brodie goes up against the CIA,
FBI, Department of Homeland Security—and a killer operating on both
sides of the Pacific.
In recognition for his role in solving the
Japantown murders in San Francisco, antiques dealer and sometime-PI Jim
Brodie has just been brought on as the liaison for the mayor’s new
Pacific Rim Friendship Program. Brodie in turn recruits his friend, the
renowned Japanese artist Ken Nobuki, and after a promising meeting with
city officials and a picture-perfect photo op, Brodie and Nobuki leave
City Hall for a waiting limo.
But as soon as they exit the
building, a sniper attacks them from the roof of the Asian Art Museum.
Quick thinking allows Brodie to escape, but Nobuki ends up hospitalized
and in a coma. Brodie soon realizes that, with the suspicious and
untimely death of Nobuki’s oldest son a week earlier in Napa Valley,
someone may be targeting his friend’s family—and killing them off one by
Suspects are nearly too numerous to name—and could be in
the United States or anywhere along the Pacific Rim. The quest for
answers takes Brodie from his beloved San Francisco to Washington, DC,
in a confrontation with the DHS, the CIA, and the FBI; then on to Tokyo,
Kyoto, and beyond, in search of what his Japanese sources tell him is a
legendary killer in both senses of the word—said to be more rumor than
real, but deadlier than anything else they’ve ever encountered if the whispers are true.