Midnight Climax:
A Kats Takemoto Novel

By Peter Kageyama

“Cold War era San Francisco is the perfect setting for P.I. Takemoto to encounter sharp turns and dangerous inclines in his investigations. A very intriguing beginning of a promising series.”
–Naomi Hirahara, author Clark and Division, A Japantown Mystery

“A thrilling noir San Francisco world.”
–Justin Eisinger, co-author NYT bestseller, They Called Us Enemy

Kats Takemoto, the nisei private detective from Hunters Point, returns to investigate the murder of a young Chinese girl, killed in a covert CIA brothel in the heart of San Francisco. Her family, members of a Tong, a powerful Chinatown gang, demand vengeance that threatens to start an all-out war in Chinatown unless Kats can discover the truth behind the slaying. Along the way he will discover a personal connection to the suspected killer, a fellow veteran who was tortured and experimented
on, turning him into a lethal weapon and a ticking bomb. Kats
and his friends race to find this soldier before the government and the rival Tong gangs spiral into more bloodshed.


Meet the Author

Peter Kageyama


Peter Kageyama is a third generation Japanese American – sansei. He is a former Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation and the author of four nonfiction books on cities and urban development. He was a finalist for the 2023 Roy Peter Clark Literary Award. Peter lives in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

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