By Mo Hayder
With the redolent surroundings of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The satan of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary trip from the palatial residences of yakuza kingpins to deep contained in the mystery background of 1 of the 20 th century's such a lot brutal occasions: the Nanking Massacre.
A younger Englishwoman keen about an indecipherable earlier, gray involves Tokyo looking a misplaced piece of movie pictures of the infamous 1937 Nanking bloodbath, photos a few say by no means existed. just one guy can assist gray. A survivor of the bloodbath, he's now a traveling professor at a school in Tokyo. yet he'll don't have anything to do with her.
So gray accepts a role in an upmarket nightspot, the place a definite gangster could be the key to gaining the professor's belief. An previous guy in a wheelchair surrounded by means of a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to depend upon a mysterious elixir for his persisted overall healthiness. Taut, gritty, horny, and harrowing, The satan of Nanking is an incomparable literary mystery set in a single of the world's so much attention-grabbing cities-Tokyo-from an the world over best-selling writer.