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Samurai Boogie by Peter Tasker
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Samurai Boogie

by Peter Tasker

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Pretty good detective novel in Japan. He faces yakuza (gang members). ( )
  kcslade | Feb 4, 2009 |
This book is let down by its title. If it had not been for the strong recommendation of my son, I would not have looked at this book but, I must thank him for exercising his, not inconsiderable, persuasive powers.
Tasker has lived in the Orient and has an understanding of the conflicts between the old civilized ways and the brash new ideas from the west. Whilst this is most obviously a crime story, populaced with characters distilled from many sources, they are well rounded people. Tasker has the skill to darw a baddie who, is genuinely unpleasant and yet amusing at the same time and his hero, the detective, Mori, is both cliched and original in equal measures. He is a Bogart type, always short of money and, although tempted by a large contract, when he finds that to fulfil same he will need to hurt a friend, Mori knows the right thing to do.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as a detective story and, at the same time, absorbed a greater understanding of the friction between east and west: that can't be bad, can it? ( )
  the.ken.petersen | Jun 26, 2008 |
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Kazuo Mori, PI, is struggling to make ends meet. When he falls in with a prostitute called Angel, he is soon struggling for survival in a vicious game that has the Yakuza and Japan’s two major computer game makers as players. And on top of everything else, there is the rival agency that’s just set up and is undercutting him on every job. The only thing to do is set up in partnership with the eager young student who is taking his business. And it’s an arrangement with some unexpected bonuses.

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