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The poison ape

Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi

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Detective Samejima works alone … because no one will work with him. Shunned by his peers, scorned by his superiors, and feared by the yakuza, “The Shark,” as he is called, works the dangerous Shinjuku section of Tokyo. This second installment of the popular Japanese series finds The Shark embroiled in a conflict among a professional Taiwanese killer, called “The Poison Ape”; the Taiwanese detective who pursues him; and the hard-hearted boss of the Taiwanese mafia. At stake: Shinjuku, the already treacherous streets of which will semm like an esplanade compared to the battlefield they will become if war breaks out between the Japanese and Taiwanese mafias.

japanese title: Dokuzaru
notes: Japanese title: Dokuzaru.
subjects: Police, Fiction
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781934287248
OCLC number: 182528044
publisher: Vertical
publication place: New York
english publication date: 2008
document type: Book
description: 313 p. : maps ; 21 cm.