The Gangster's Son (A Shig Sato Mystery, #1)

The Gangster's Son (A Shig Sato Mystery, #1)

by Joseph Mark Brewer

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A Tokyo back alley is no place to die

A beautiful young Japanese woman is dead. The crime is sure to grab headlines. But a respected police inspector's secret might keep her killer from justice.

All Tokyo Police Inspector Shig Sato wants is to work a case. After three years in exile with the Security Police, he's back in criminal investigations. 
But a young woman is murdered and her American G.I. boyfriend is a key suspect. An international scandal is sure to rage if Sato doesn't get answers fast. But it soon becomes clear this isn't his only problem.
Sato discovers yakuza connections to the murder that could expose his secret ties to a ruthless gang boss. Bound by family honor and tradition, Sato has kept his secret but knows if he is found out it could derail the case and ruin his career.
Will Sato give in to his divided loyalties and allow a killer to go free? 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154996447
Publisher: Joseph Mark Brewer
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Series: A Shig Sato Mystery , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 749 KB

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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!
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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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