In Tokyo, Charlie Hillier discovers you can’t always bank on the truth.
Fresh off a harrowing experience in Russia, Charlie is keen to lay low, and his latest posting to Tokyo offers him the chance to immerse himself in a truly foreign culture.
Charlie is soon drawn into his first consular case when a successful young investment banker winds up in a coma following a
car accident. After a man claiming to be a friend of the banker’s turns up dead, Charlie and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police inspector assigned to investigate the murder, Chikako Kobayashi, discover that trusting the banker — who emerges from his coma with amnesia — may be a dangerous decision.
As Charlie tries to sift truth from deceit, he’s unsure if he’s dealing with a man whose accident has brought about a profound change for the better or a devious criminal lurking behind a convenient facade.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Ottawa author Nick Wilkshire brings back the character of Canadian consular officer-turned-amateur detective Charlie Hillier—and this time he’s posted in Japan. After the adventures of Escape to Havana and The Moscow Code, Charlie’s ready to relax, but it’s not long before a murder case involving a conveniently amnesiac investment banker pulls him into an investigation of Tokyo’s criminal underworld. We immediately succumbed to the story’s fast-paced action, and to Charlie’s rumpled charm and contagious curiosity. Plus, we absolutely love the way Wilkshire effortlessly provides a crash course in another country’s culture while delivering impressive thrills.”