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 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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