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FIVE KILLERS. ONE JOURNEY. BUT WHO WILL SURVIVE?
Discover the original and propulsive thriller from the massive Japanese bestselling author.
Satoshi looks like an innocent schoolboy but he is really a viciously cunning psychopath. Kimura's young son is in a coma thanks to him, and Kimura has tracked him onto the bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard.
Nanao, the self-proclaimed 'unluckiest assassin in the world', and the deadly partnership of Tangerine and Lemon are also travelling to Morioka. A suitcase full of money leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will get off alive at the last station?
(Bullet Train was originally published in Japan with the title Maria Beetle.)
'A locked-room crime drama played out at 200mph' The Times
'A high-octane thriller... Thoroughly enjoyable' Guardian
Readers are OBSESSED with Bullet Train:
'Original, quirky and highly entertaining'
'A dark-humoured, twisty thriller that's a lot of fun'
'One of the most addictive thrillers I've ever read... smart and cinematic'
'What an original novel! Exciting from beginning to end'
'A whole lot of darkly comic fun'
'A thrilling ride'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s no surprise that this exhilarating thriller is being developed into a film starring Brad Pitt: It’s riveting, stocked with richly drawn characters and satisfyingly original. A bullet train is travelling from Tokyo to Morioka with five killers on board. Two of them, riding together, are holding a suitcase full of money which the others want to get their hands on. The chances that they’ll all make it to the final destination in one piece seem slim. And so Bullet Train proves to be a high-octane journey full of sudden bends, deceit and dark humour. Kōtarō Isaka’s sharp imagination is key here as he somehow keeps the action high and the tension tight and unpredictable within the limited confines of a passenger train.
Set on a bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Morioka (and soon to be a movie starring Brad Pitt), this impressive thriller from Japanese author Isaka (Remote Control) races along, like the eponymous train, at a frenetic pace. In the first of multiple story lines, Yuichi Kimura boards the train, armed with a revolver, in search of the person who pushed his six-year-old son, Wataru, off a roof, leaving the child comatose. When Kimura finds his quarry, the sadistic teen Satoshi Oji, Oji manages to incapacitate the grieving parent with a taser. Oji, who makes it clear he planted clues to lead Kimura to his location, ties his victim up and threatens to have Wataru killed if Kimura doesn't follow his instructions. Kimura's desperate attempts to save himself and his son alternate with other violent plots, one involving the kidnapping of a crime lord's son, another a missing suitcase stuffed with cash, and a third a snake. Isaka keeps the suspense high throughout. Fans of intricate action fiction will be enthralled.