The Devil of Nanking

Product Number: EB00641467
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9780802199607
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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"Extremely creepy . . . The diabolically gifted British author spins a fascinating mystery from the legacy of Japanese atrocities during World War II (A)" (Entertainment Weekly). With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities-Tokyo-from an internationally-bestselling author. "A haunting, lyrical, disturbing, important, suspenseful, wonderfully written and beautiful book." -Harlan Coben

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Author(s): Mo Hayder
Original Publish Date: Feb 24, 2011

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Author(s): Mo Hayder
Product Number DD1645
Released: Sep 01, 2005
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400101627
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Author(s): Mo Hayder
Product Number Z10004341
Released: Jul 01, 2005
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400121625

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