Bill is a young manager working in Japan on a fast track up the corporate ladder. Doubts emerge when he discovers a rampant case of industrial espionage involving a chain of players on both sides of the Pacific, including the Japanese mafia. Who will survive the long and ruthless arm of the mafia, amidst the chaos of fledgling relationships, personal vendettas, fraud and exploitation?
"A gangster-filled debut business drama about an American fast-food company in 1970s Japan.
When Bill Sanford, an up-and-coming financial analyst, visits his company’s Japanese subsidiary, it sets off a fast-paced series of betrayals, seductions and corporate upheaval. Executives turn out to be involved in illegal and unethical activities, including insider trading and yakuza alliances—and as betrayals mount, the body count climbs, in graphic detail.
The omniscient narration moves smoothly from one set of scheming characters to another and closely entwines its American and Japanese storylines. Overall, the book is a quick, highly engaging read; even the frequent bursts of financial projections and retail strategy keep the story moving."
"A solid thriller that’s just right for those looking for some corner-office downtime reading."- Kirkus book reviews