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Unknown Male

Nicolas Obregon

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MICHAEL JOSEPH
04 December 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
Tokyo. 2020.

As Japan prepares to host the Olympic Games an English exchange student is found bludgeoned to death in a love hotel. She lies in an empty room with only a dead spider for morbid company. Could this be a calling card from her killer?

The world's eyes are on Tokyo's Homicide department who are so desperate that the Commissioner picks up the phone and calls his old protege, Kosuke Iwata. A brilliant detective whose haunted personal life has forced him into exile thousands of miles away.

Iwata wants no part in an investigation that means stepping back into a past he had no intention of revisiting. Until he is is given an offer he can't refuse.

Black Suit City is a novel of lies, power and secrets. As Iwata attempts to uncover a city's darkest secrets he encounters old ghosts and new whispering from its hidden corners.
By:   Nicolas Obregon
Imprint:   MICHAEL JOSEPH
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   481g
ISBN:   9780718189969
ISBN 10:   0718189965
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   04 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

British born of a Spanish father and a French mother, Nicolas Obregon grew up between London and Madrid. As a travel writer, Nicolas has had an extensive experience of Japan, but the beginning of his fascination with the country came from watching Japanese cartoons as a young boy. Nicolas Obregon is a graduate of the acclaimed Birkbeck Creative Writing Masters course and a former bookseller for Waterstones. His first novel was Blue Light Yokohama. He lives in Los Angeles

Reviews for Unknown Male

Refreshing. Engaging * Daily Mail * A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo -- Julia Heaberlin, author of * Sunday Times bestseller, Black-Eyed Susans * An outstanding debut -- The most awaited books of 2017 * Sunday Express * Taut and atmospheric with twists galore * Woman & Home * Praise for Blue Light Yokohama * - * In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly, Sins as Scarlet lays bare the bruised heart and broken soul of Los Angeles. Extraordinary stuff: a diabolically clever police procedural, a wrenching character study, and a merciless chronicle of a city in decay. I'm awestruck. * A. J. Finn * Fresh and convincing . . . the dialogue is worthy of the great chronicler of LA's dark side, Raymond Chandler. But really, Obregon's writing has a unique flavour all of its own, wherever his books are set -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * Masterpiece - that's the only way to describe Sins as Scarlet. Obregon's brilliant novel is, at once, a classic noir, a psychological thriller and a riveting examination-sometimes dark, sometime moving to the point of tears--of life in a less-than-angelic Los Angeles * Jeffery Deaver * A dark, brutal ride through the underbelly of LA * Anthony Horowitz * Praise for Sins As Scarlet * - *


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