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The Yen Conspiracy

The Yen Conspiracy

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by John Lewis (20)
     
 
Old enemies join forces in a deadly game of political hardball and techno-terror spanning the Pacific. A vengeful Japanese industrialist, an ambitious and amoral First Lady, and a top Korean assassin threaten to tilt the balance of world power. Veteran journalist and American expatriate Jack Lambert uncovers their scheme and springs into action along with a motley

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Old enemies join forces in a deadly game of political hardball and techno-terror spanning the Pacific. A vengeful Japanese industrialist, an ambitious and amoral First Lady, and a top Korean assassin threaten to tilt the balance of world power. Veteran journalist and American expatriate Jack Lambert uncovers their scheme and springs into action along with a motley crew of Old Asia hands. Ricocheting from Tokyo's highest halls of power to Bangkok's red-light districts and the infamous poppy fields of the Golden Triangle, Jack and his coterie of allies sift through decades of hatred, heartache, murder, and greed, searching for the key to thwart the dangerous plot. Dodging cultural roadblocks at every turn, the crew races against the clock to stop an attack on the United States-and to find some measure of redemption for themselves. Rich in authentic detail of Asian cultures, history, and politics, The Yen Conspiracy is an exotic and engrossing novel of international intrigue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449585181
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

John Lewis is a multiple award-winning former journalist who lived and worked in Asia for over thirty years, including several trips to North Korea. Lewis was CNN's first correspondent in the region and was instrumental in the network's Asia expansion. During that time he covered stories that spotlighted the heights of human endeavors, the depths of man's cruelty and everything Mother Nature could conjure up. He was one of only two reporters to accompany Koreans who had been politically stranded in Japan since World War II on a trip to their homeland and long-lost families. He also reported on the long road to the downfall of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, the Tiananmen Square massacre, the death of Japan's Emperor Hirohito, the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, Hong Kong's return to China, presidential elections in Taiwan, deadly air disasters, volcanic eruptions, typhoons, earthquakes, the rise of fundamentalism, civil strife, U.S. presidential trips to the region, the visit of a Pope, Olympic Games and a scissors-wielding dancing beautician.

Lewis is a graduate of Tokyo's Sophia University (Jochi Daigaku) and holds a Ph.D. He previously worked for two years at the East-West Center, a think tank in Honolulu, and currently is an account supervisor at Hawaii's premier public relations and consultancy firm, Communications Pacific. He lives with his wife Reiko, an interior designer, and their two cats Noi and Sora in East Honolulu.

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ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
When he learns of a sinister conspiracy to cripple America's financial institutions, veteran journalist Jack Lambert springs into action in order to thwart the insidious plot. Assembling a team of old-school allies, Jack weaves his way through Asian political and cultural roadblocks in a desperate effort to stave off a disaster likely to upend the global economic order and forever change the world as we know it. Overcoming decades of latent hatred and resentment isn't easy, though, and if Jack isn't careful, his attempts to preserve the current social and economic order may just do more harm than good... Combining nonstop action with striking realism, The Yen Conspiracy is a bona fide, fast-paced suspense thriller. In it, author John Lewis takes the reader on a compelling journey through the heart of Asian culture, exposing a host of traditional folkways and mores that - though ostensibly backwards to Westerners - contribute greatly to explaining the East's innermost thoughts and feelings toward our own societal practices. As such, Lewis' rather disturbing tale is a timely reminder of the omnipresent dangers that we face as a nation both long-feared and resented around the world - not only for our sprawling empirical power, but also for our seeming obliviousness to the often destructive ramifications of it. An engrossing tale of international intrigue, The Yen Conspiracy is the thrilling debut of a standout new literary voice. A powerful, highly recommended instant classic. Josee Morgan Apex Reviews