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The Gangster's Son
     

The Gangster's Son

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by Joseph Mark Brewer
 

Tokyo police Inspector Shig Sato is back among friends as he returns to Azabu Police Station for his last month with the department. On his first night back he investigates the murder of a beautiful young jazz club waitress. Her boyfriend, an American Marine, is missing, and the club owner is nowhere to be found. Sato knows that if the American has anything to do

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Tokyo police Inspector Shig Sato is back among friends as he returns to Azabu Police Station for his last month with the department. On his first night back he investigates the murder of a beautiful young jazz club waitress. Her boyfriend, an American Marine, is missing, and the club owner is nowhere to be found. Sato knows that if the American has anything to do with the crime it might ignite a political and diplomatic firestorm. While Sato works to make sure he gets the right suspect, he learns that the club owner is the son of prominent yakuza boss Ses Fujimori, Sato's childhood friend. Ties between the families go back generations, and Sato is in debt to Fujimori for help in solving a case many years before, a secret he has closely guarded. Now Sato faces the the biggest crisis of his career - will maintaining his family honor keep him from bringing a killer to justice?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045342100
Publisher:
Joseph Mark Brewer
Publication date:
11/25/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
39,160
File size:
483 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Joseph Mark Brewer was born in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1957. After studying music he enlisted in the navy as a journalist and served in the US, Europe, and Asia. He completed his degree in journalism at the University of Kansas and worked at publications in in the U.S. and overseas. He started writing fiction in his twenties, and has written for several short story anthologies. He is the author of the Shig Sato Mystery series and a collection of short stories, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, some of which are autobiographical.

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The Gangster's Son 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting for the second book. This one was so well written full of twist and turns, and the way Sato's personnel life was tied in the storyline. To the author keep writing more
CourtneeyLin More than 1 year ago
The Gangster’s Son is book one in Joseph Mark Brewer’s Shig Sato Mystery Series. This novel follows the classic “who done it” format and doesn’t waste any time jumping into the center of a murder investigation. The victim is a young jazz club waitress and student, Kimi Yamada. Shig Sato is the Inspector assigned the case and, on his first night back at the bureau, quickly demonstrates that he hasn’t lost his touch. It doesn’t take long for Sato and his partner, Abe, to determine that: this girl’s death was no accident, that there may be more than one suspect, and that, coincidentally, the club’s owner and the girl’s American Marine boyfriend are both nowhere to be found. Not only does Sato needs to tread lightly with this case to avoid word getting out that an American may be involved, but the club owner, Jun Fujimori, is the son of Ses Fujimori, leader of the notoriously dangerous crime mob ruling the Tokyo streets. For reasons both personal and professional, Sato must decide who he has the greatest obligation to, the Fujimori clan or the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. As if dealing with a gang related murder investigation on his first night back wasn’t enough to weigh on his mind, Sato also becomes aware that his ex-partner, Tanaka, is trying to derail his impending retirement by uncovering Sato's alleged relationship to the Fujimoris. A terminally ill wife and a mysterious request from the wealthiest man in Japan only compound the complexity of this plot. Sato’s reputation and moral compass are tested at several points throughout the book and Brewer is skilled at leaving you wondering which way Sato is going to throw his loyalty. Even though it’s obvious fairly early in the novel which suspects are responsible for Kimi’s murder, there are still enough question marks surrounding the case to spark curiosity in the reader. There is even an unexpected twist toward the end that catches everyone, reader and characters included, off guard. My only critique is that I almost wish there was a bit more mystery in this mystery novel. I like to be left guessing for a little bit longer, given more time to try to put the pieces together on my own. With that said, this is book one in a series and, it was my impression that, a large portion of the purpose here was to establish the world of Shig Sato, to introduce us to who he is as a man and as an Inspector and thoroughly set the scene for the rest of the series. The Gangster’s Son really is well written and was an entertaining read nonetheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story w/ underlying themes if compassion and loyalty. Enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So looking forwad to more from Mr. Brewer. I found The Gangster's Son to be a real page turner. Even though the setting is Japan, it's easy to forget as you get lost in a story that can be happening anywhere. The place becomes secondary. The only thing that matters is will Sato get his man. Bravo, Joe! - Erin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was not impressed.
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irishlassAM More than 1 year ago
So many twists and turns that I could not put this book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great. If you like police drama and believe in loyalty, read this. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good weekend mystery
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bloop