Detective Hiroshi Shimizu investigates white collar crime in Tokyo. He’s lost his girlfriend and still dreams of his time studying in America, but with a stable job, his own office and a half-empty apartment, he’s settled in.
When an American businessman turns up dead, his mentor Takamatsu calls him out to the site of a grisly murder. A glimpse from a security camera video suggests the killer was a woman, but in Japan, that seems unlikely. Hiroshi quickly learns how close homicide and suicide can appear in a city full of high-speed trains just a step—or a push—away.
Takamatsu drags Hiroshi out to the hostess clubs and skyscraper offices of Tokyo in search of the killer. She’s trying to escape Japan for a new life by playing a high-stakes game of insider information. To find her, Hiroshi goes deeper and deeper into Tokyo’s intricate, ominous market for buying and selling the most expensive land in the world.
When Takamatsu inexplicably disappears, Hiroshi teams up with ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi. They scour Tokyo’s sacred temples, corporate offices and industrial wastelands to find out where Takamatsu went, and why one woman would be driven to murder when she seems to have it all.
After years in America and lost in neat, clean spreadsheets, Hiroshi confronts the stark realities of the biggest city in the world, where inside information can travel in a flash from the top investment firms to the bottom of the working world, where street-level punks and teenage hostesses sell their souls for a small cut of highly lucrative land deals.
Hiroshi’s determined to cut through Japan’s ambiguities—and dangers—to find the murdering ex-hostess before she extracts her final revenge—which just might be him.
The Last Train is a thrilling, incredible and exceptionally well-written book. The Last Train is a unique book that incorporates themes you would not traditionally see in suspense novels which is one of the many attributes I love about the book. Because of the uniqueness of this book, I found myself falling in love with it even more. It is an incredible, thrilling, action-packed book that will keep readers intrigued and turning the pages with haste from beginning to end! That is why I would already implore you lovely readers to look at this astonishing book because it is just phenomenal!
The Last Train is an exceptional book that will take the reader to Tokyo on an adventure like no other. The reader will be introduced to the protagonist of the story, Detective Hiroshi Shimizu. Hiroshi investigates mostly white collar crime but when an American business is found dead, he and his mentor Takamatsu will go on a quest to find out who committed the murder. Hiroshi will have to immerse himself in ‘Tokyo’s intricate market’ and what follows is shocking as well as thrilling and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible The Last Train!
I have never before read anything like this in a book, so already I applaud the excellent author, Michael Pronko for his exceptional imagination. The story itself is merely brilliant, and I adored the journey the wonderful author took me on. He managed to effortlessly incorporate many unexpected twists and turns so that the readers will turn the page with haste. As I read this book, I found myself re-reading parts because of how shocking it was! It was magnificent to feel this, and I love when an author does this to a reader, this is how reading should be! Full of shocks and surprises and great thrilling moments that you will remember for a long time; if not forever!
Michael Pronko is a talented author; there is no question about this. Pronko’s writing keeps the reader on the edge of their seat; his suspense-filled book reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies; there is a constant feeling of trepidation and a continuous sense of “what is going to happen next?!” as I read this book. I was enthralled because this is how thriller books should be! I was screaming, “yes, finally I have found another great suspense-filled book” so truly book lovers, this book needs to be read and loved!
To conclude my thoughts on this exception suspense/crime story, I would say if you have been bored of late of crime books that well, don’t thrill you, then take a chance with this one because it is an all-consuming assault of brilliance that will keep you entertained from beginning to end! The Last Train gets five stars from me book lovers!
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