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Fallen Angel by Jonelle Patrick
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Patrick's descriptions of modern Japanese nightlife were easy to picture and contained information I had not previously known.
Fallen Angel has all the action, drama, and fashionable living. It also is just as detail-oriented.
The novel was set in the more male fashion driven:
1st- Hoshi - The host club Club Nova in Kabuki-cho for a great part of the book. It is a life of lavish luxury, and men making sure women feel wanted. This is something all women long for. The amount of detail put into these scenes are wondrously choreographed.
2nd - Kengi - the policeman and he's conflicts between the politics in the the police office and the politics that reflact on his work from the outside.

It also delved more deeply into Kenji and Yumi's chemistry ridden, chaotic attraction. I can understand the obligation of Yumi toward Ichiro (through matchmaking), in conflict with her true emotional attachment. For her, guilt is a grim companion, because of this fact. She wants to do right by her family, and her family's future. She doesn't want to impose or disappointment anyone.
I think that somewhere along the story she steal the foucos... she is the the one who actually solving the problem and introduce the solutions on silver plat to Kengi.

I also like the teacher of Coco, her best friend lightheaded and funny in her own way.Her figure resemble another conflict in Japan - their liberal and the understanding attitude toward this dark world of the Kabuki-cho which everybody use (men and women as one) from one side and on the other side their contempt at the daylight. It is so easy to increase our earning by take part in this world.

Myho is really creepy, but she is another strong female character between other strong females in the book like: Cherry which also support her family, saki- Hoshi's wife, Ami- Ichiro's ex-girlfriend, Jun Matsuda- which manage the Matsuda family business and Nobu cousin. ( )
  yahalomi65 | Jun 18, 2013 |
Fallen Angel is a complex mystery full of interesting characters. It also shows Japanese nightlife in Kabuki-cho and the conflict between traditional Japan and modern Japan. The book provides more than just a setting in Japan; it provides an immersion into the culture and people of Japan. ( )
  aztwinmom | Jun 16, 2013 |
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The dangers of wealth and beauty emerge from the shadows in the latest Only in Tokyo Mystery...
English translator Yumi Hata often feels ill at ease in Tokyo's traditional world, but she has never been seduced by its' seedy underbelly--a place populated by beautiful, desperate men and women and the wealthy patrons that will pay anything to command their time. But fear for her friend Coco draws her into Club Nova, where Yumi is unprepared to face the temptations of professional boytoys, towers of champagne and Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Kenji.
In Kabuki-cho to investigate a young hostess's death, the last person Kenji expects to find there is Yumi. Kenji knows that his life-long crush is about to marry into one of the richest and oldest families in Japan, and that he should keep his distance. But Yumi can get into places that Kenji can't, and she soon agrees to help him with another murder investigation. Their journey into the elite clubs reveals the darker side of Tokyo, and soon Yumi and Kenji find themselves in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a killer who is ready to strike again..
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