Lady Joker

by Takamura, Kaoru, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary
Tokyo, 1995. Five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on horses. They have little in common except a deep disaffection with their lives, but together they represent the social struggles and griefs of post-War Japan. Intent on revenge against a society that valued corporate behemoths more than human life, the five conspirators decide to carry out a heist: kidnap the CEO of Japan's largest beer conglomerate and extract blood money from the company's corrupt financiers.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Takamura makes her English-language debut with an excellent crime novel centered on a kidnapping. In 1995, Kyosuke Shiroyama, the head of one of Japan's leading companies, Hinode Beer, is snatched from his home by a criminal or criminals, who leave a message simply reading "we have your president." A massive police inquiry ensues, which focuses on ascertaining who might have an axe to grind against the company. The investigators probe a possible connection to events from 1990, when a dentist, after his son died, accused Hinode of improperly denying his child employment. Between that accusation and the abduction, various characters from a wide range of society are introduced, including a truck driver, a lathe operator, a banker, and a disgraced cop, who eventually unite in plotting Shiroyama's kidnapping. This approach raises the emotional stakes leading up to the crime and its aftermath, though the resolution awaits the second volume. Readers open to delaying gratification will be hooked. Takamura shows why she's one of Japan's most prominent mystery novelists. Agent: Chigusa Ogino, Tuttle-Mori (Japan). (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2021
Other Titles Redi joka.
Contributors Iida, Marie, translator.
Powell, Allison Markin, translator.
Language English
Description 2 volumes ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781616957018
1616957018
9781641290296
1641290293
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