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The Typhoon Lover (2005)

by Sujata Massey

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Series: Rei Shimura Novels (8)

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I can't put my finger on why, but this wasn't as much fun as the earlier books in the series. ( )
  TadAD | May 24, 2008 |
I read this for Harpers-collins. A review book and now I have another author to read. ( )
  chaoscat60 | Oct 6, 2007 |
The setup: Fashion-obsessed Rei Shimura has just turned thirty and is offered a peculiar job: try to discover whether or not an ex-boyfriend now owns a priceless treasure from Iraq, thought to be stolen in the post-Invasion looting of the National Museum. She's sent to Japan on this secret mission for a nameless federal agency.

Review: While readable overall, Rei comes across as immature and somewhat dumb. She obsesses about shoes and clothes all the time. Massey's writing is uneven, featuring painfully stilted conversations. And the idea that turning thirty means entering the "winter" of one's life is pretty ludicrous. ( )
  byroade | Jul 13, 2007 |
A passable novel. It picked up steam as it went along, but I found it really annoying at the beginning. Not as interesting as one of the earlier novels in the series, which I had read. ( )
  teaperson | Feb 12, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060765135, Paperback)

A young woman with a foothold in two cultures, Rei Shimura has gone wherever fortune and her unruly passions have led her throughout her chaotic twenties. Now, after the streamers for her thirtieth birthday celebration have been taken down, the Japanese-American antiques dealer and part-time sleuth finds herself with an assignment to find and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that disappeared from Iraq's national museum.

The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector, whose passion for beauty extends to Rei herself. But when a devastating typhoon hits Tokyo, Rei is trapped with the object of her investigation—and with much much more than the fate of an ancient pitcher at risk.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:52:25 -0400)

"Rei Shimura is back. Sujata Massey delivers another novel of suspense featuring the sly, sexy Rei - antiques dealer and part-time sleuth who has gone anywhere that fortune and unruly passions have led her. The Typhoon Lover takes her on a perilous journey that only Rei, with her experience in antiques and her foothold in two countries, can handle." "After a party for her thirtieth birthday, Rei answers a mysterious invitation to a job interview. The task is to search for and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that disappeared from Iraq's national museum. The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector, whose passion for beauty extends to Rei herself." "When a typhoon hits Tokyo, and Rei finds herself trapped along with the object of her investigation, she discovers that much more than the pitcher is at risk."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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