Student Grey Hutchins has come to Tokyo because of an obsession. Vulnerable and on the edge, she is searching for a fragment of film supposedly taken during the torious Nanking Massacre in 1937 when the Japanese murdered 300,000 civilians. Some say the film doesn't exist. The only man who can help is a survivor of the Massacre. Immersed in his books and wary of strangers, this man will at first have thing to do with Grey. Increasingly desperate, she accepts a hostess job at an exclusive nightspot catering for businessmen and gangsters, and it is here she comes to the attention of one particular man. Ancient, wheel-chair bound and guarded by a terrifying nurse, it is rumoured he relies on a strange elixir for his continued well-being - an elixir others want, at any price...With its heady atmosphere of overt violence, lurking fear and sexual tension, Tokyo grabs the reader and refuses to let go until its shattering final pages.
The author of the acclaimed bestsellers BIRDMAN and THE TREATMENT, Mo Hayder was born in Essex. She left school at 15 and subsequently worked as a barmaid, security guard, film-maker, Tokyo club-hostess, educational administrator and teacher of English as a foreign language in Vietnam. She now writes full time.
Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Crime, Thriller & Adventure
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Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)