The poison ape

ISBN: 9781934287248, 1934287245
OCLC Number: 182528044
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Arimasa Osawa
Translator: Deborah Iwabuchi
Language: en
Publisher: Vertical
Publication Place: New York
English Publication Date: 2008
Notes: Japanese title: Dokuzaru.
Abstract: 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.