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Blue Light Yokohama

by Nicolas Obregon

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon
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    Mar 2017, 416 pages

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A compelling, brilliantly moody, layered novel sure to be one of the most talked about debuts in 2017.

Blue Light Yokohama, Nicolás Obregón's crime fiction debut, takes place in an exotic locale that becomes character, while spinning out a layered narrative vibrating with a raw undercurrent of sexual tension.

Inspector Kosuke Iwata has been transferred from Chiba Prefectural Police to Tokyo Metropolitan Police's Shibuya Division One. A homicide detective, he's sent to temporarily replace an inspector named Akashi, who recently jumped from Tokyo's famous Rainbow Bridge (see Beyond the Book.) Iwata gets a bit of hazing from the Tokyo detectives, who perceive him as something of a country bumpkin, but beneath his quiet personality is a sophisticated man who spent part of his youth in the United States.

Iwata's backstory makes him a memorable character. His mother placed him in a Japanese orphanage as a very young boy, and his childhood wasn't easy. Later, she ...

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