Kamikaze

Kamikaze

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by Michael Slade
     
 

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He is a Kamikaze. His target: a survivor of the bomb crew that incinerated Hiroshima more than half a century ago.

She is an executioner. Her target: those responsible for her father's murder during the fall of Hong Kong, 1941.

But they have something more frightening in common than revenge. It's beyond belief. But believing in it is the only way to

Overview

He is a Kamikaze. His target: a survivor of the bomb crew that incinerated Hiroshima more than half a century ago.

She is an executioner. Her target: those responsible for her father's murder during the fall of Hong Kong, 1941.

But they have something more frightening in common than revenge. It's beyond belief. But believing in it is the only way to stop them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451219848
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/07/2006
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.78(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Criminal lawyer Michael Slade has acted in over a hundred murder cases. He specializes in the law of insanity, and argued the last hanging appeal in the Supreme Court.

Slade was guest of honor at both the Bloody Words Crime Convention in 2011 and the World Horror Convention in 2001. He teaches "How to Write a Mystery Thriller" at Simon Fraser University.

Slade was guest speaker at the international Police Leadership Conference and several RCMP regimental dinners. Reader’s Digest says: "The Slade books have developed a strong following among police officers because of their strict adherence to proper police procedure."

In World War II, Slade’s mother nursed in “the Land of the Headhunters” and worked on a police boat patrolling the West Coast. In university, Slade spent a year researching “The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima.”

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Tigerpaw70 More than 1 year ago
Book 12 in the Special X series The story brings together two men whose paths crossed at Hiroshima during the last days of WW11. Genja Tokuda, the only survivor of the bombing that wiped out his entire family made a bushido oath to avenge this horrific event, his target is Joe Hett a crew member on the Enola Gay. His plan is to fulfill his long time oath to his ancestors at the " Pacific War Vets Convention" in Vancouver where Joe is one of the honoured guest speakers. Genja feels murdering Hett and his entire family in a most gruesome way would bring a much needed sense of closure. Hearing of this, Special X forces get involve to save the day... The plot goes back and forth in time. A large component in the storyline is the Pacific campaign. The author highlights atrocities committed by both sides such as Pearl Harbor, St-Stephen's College Hospital Hong Kong Okinawa, Hiroshima and others. I found this, one of the most interesting parts but I am sure die-hard historical buffs would prefer reading a non-fiction account of these events. I found this novel to lack lustre and imagination, it is a little bare bones. The numerous characters are bland and the narrative style doesn't help. This novel seems to have been rushed, it is missing the bloodthirsty police procedurals and the brilliantly executed plots. The intrigue, twits and turns and many surprises that peak ones interest are lacking.... Yes you will find blood and guts, hara-kiri and all the samurai stuff...so predictable. This is one novel I was happy to have zipped through in no time....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually love Michael Slade. But this book is a retread of Evil Eye, with a bit of Hangman mixed in. If you haven't read Evil Eye it is worth buying.