0745109500 1988 Hardcover. All pages and cover clear and clean. Standard library markings. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: After a picture of Otani and his family is discovered on a dead woman's body, Otani's wife confesses she once saw the woman kissing Otani's son-in-law
From Publishers Weekly:
Superintendent Tetsuo Otani of the Kobe Police Force is back for his ninth appearance. A Dutch woman named Marianna van Wijk has been killed under mysterious circumstances during a fire. The fire is linked to a yakuza gang and, unfortunately, the woman is linked to Otani's son-in-law, Akira Shimizu, who has disappeared. While Otani officially removes himself from the case because of the family connection, he directs his subordinates from behind the scenes. The dead woman had been studying in Japan under a business scholarship program, so the investigation leads to a pharmaceutical company she was working with and to her roommate, Penny Johnston, who is having an affair with the company's research director. Gang conflicts and drugs enter the picture, with another complication Akira's past as a radical student. Otani delves for the truth while trying to salvage his only child's shaky marriage. Melville (The Wages of Zen) turns in his usual superb performance, with his unerring eye for telling detail and his flair for depicting the nuances of modern Japanese life.
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Title: The Reluctant Ronin (Lythway Large Print ...
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Chivers Press, Bath, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Missing DJ if issued, minor foxing to edges of reading block. ; Gloss pictorial boards. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. ; The Superintendent Otani Series; 304 pages; When the body of Mariannna van Wijk is found in the burned-out HQ of the local mob, it signals personal as well as professional problems for Superintendent Otani of the Hyogo Prefectorial police. After all, why was she carrying a photo of Otani's family? Etiquette demands that he takes a back seat in the investigation, but he maintains a guiding hand. With the disappearance of his son-in-law, who knew the dead girl, Otani finds that the mysterious death of the Dutch girl is a very tangled web indeed. Seller Inventory # 21349
Book Description Scribner's, NY, 1988., 1988. 1st. U.S. edition. Fine in NF dj. SIGNED on title page. HB. Seller Inventory # lvet35Me32