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This is the first of the Billy Chaka series of novels. Billy is the ace reporter of "Youth in Asia", Cleveland's hottest-selling Asian teen magazine. Billy has come to Tokyo to cover the 19 and Under Handicapped Martial Arts Championship, and to meet his friend and B-Movie director, Sato Migusho. When Sato is found murdered, Billy takes it upon himself to find the killer.
This starts a whirlwind of events, as Billy finds himself brawling with Yakuza mobsters, chasing geisha through the streets of Tokyo, duking it out in an upscale corporate sex club, and racing through the streets of Tokyo on a stolen motorcycle.

This fast-paced story takes the story from the glitz of Tokyo's Ginza, to the sex-club laced streets of Kabuki-cho. The hero is cynical yet sensitive, and has a full arsenal of martial arts moves.
This report prepared by Glenn Yatabe








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Murder of certain profession?    -   actors/producers/directors Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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