A serial cop-killer is running rampant in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward and only one man has the connections and the courage to find and stop him — The Shark. Filled with volatile characters, each wiht his own unique ties, Shinjuku Shark is a masterpiece of nonstop tension.
Arimasa Osawa is one of Japan’s leading hardboiled novelists, influenced by American authors such as Elmore Leonard. His famous work, Shinjuku Shark (the first installment in a series) won the Eiji Yoshikawa Award for fiction and the Naoki Prize.
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Published by Vertical Jan 08, 2008| 288 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/4| ISBN 9781932234374
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“Samejima’s compelling struggle to find the truth and the startling revelation of the killer’s motive will leave most readers eager for the next book in the series to become available.” — Publishers Weekly "A tough, taut book with loads of action. Ed McBain would love this guy. The good news is that Shinjuku Shark is the first of a series and there are plenty more to come." — The Globe and Mail “His popular detective series, now available in English, gives hard-boiled fans and police drama enthusiasts what they are hungry for.” – Library Journal “The series has sold like crazy in Japan and inspired a screen adaptation, and it’s not hard to see why–its pavement-level fascination with the grimy criminal underworld of Japan comes through on every page like weeds shoving through concrete.” — The Gline “This is an engaging book that will be enjoyed by mystery fans in general and police procedural fans in particular.” — MangaCast "Shinjuku Shark is a rich, heavily-styled crime thriller worth the wait for its debut in English… This heated, hardboiled tale maintains its satisfying mystery through the final pages." — News Review