The Moving Blade, Michael Pronko

When the top American diplomat in Tokyo, Bernard Mattson, is killed, he leaves more than a lifetime of successful Japan-American negotiations. He leaves a missing manuscript, boxes of research, a lost keynote speech and a tangled web of relations. 

When his alluring daughter, Jamie, returns from America wanting answers, finding only threats, Detective Hiroshi Shimizu is dragged from the safe confines of his office into the street-level realities of Pacific Rim politics.

With help from ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi, Hiroshi searches for the killer from back alley bars to government offices, through anti-nuke protests to military conspiracies. When two more bodies turn up, Hiroshi must choose between desire and duty, violence or procedure, before the killer silences his next victim.

The Moving Blade is a murder and crime novel combined with poignant themes, and the author takes his readers on a fast-paced, thrilling, and captivating journey that is guaranteed to keep readers hooked for many hours. The Moving Blade is a novel that will chill you to your core thanks to the murder and crime at the heart of the book, but the story will also thrill you. This is thanks to the fast-paced narrative that reveals shocking truths, one at a time, which in turn will keep readers turning the pages with haste from start to finish, desperate for answers.

The Moving Blade is a novel I was intrigued to read from the premise alone. From the beginning of The Moving Blade, I was turning the pages fast with haste thanks to the abundance of intrigue, drama and dramatic events laced throughout the pages. If you are a reader who loves mystery and crime, then you should read The Moving Blade as it is unlike anything you have ever read before!

The Moving Blade is a sensational book that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Detective Hiroshi Shimizu. Hiroshi has been tasked to find out what happened to a top American diplomat in Tokyo called Bernard Mattson as he was murdered. Mattson’s daughter Jamie returns to Tokyo to find threats, and so Hiroshi must find out who is making the threats as well as what the conspiracy is at the heart of the book. The reader will follow Hiroshi as he searches for the killer while navigating through troubling military conspiracies and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational The Moving Blade!

The story laced between the pages of The Moving Blade is thrilling and unlike anything I have read before. The story is an intriguing one because from the beginning the book is shrouded in mystery and secrecy. The reader does not know what is about to happen, and so it captivates them to read because they will be desperate to know what truly happened with the people involved. As I read the book, I found myself invested very quickly in the story and wanted to know more.

The plot in The Moving Blade is incredible and full of many layers that are all intricately well-developed, as well as intriguing. The multiple layers throughout the story are fascinating and will have the reader’s minds racing with thoughts as they are compelled to think about the troubling crime at the heart of the story. As I read The Moving Blade, I loved the feeling of being challenged. I loved having to invest myself fully in the story as I tried to think about the crime and predict the upcoming events.

Michael Pronko has managed to write an incredible novel that is full of suspense and mystery. This will keep readers of The Moving Blade turning the pages into the early hours of the morning. Pronko is a writer who does not hold back; he thrusts his reader into the thick of the drama very early on, and he keeps them turning the pages thanks to his excellent descriptive powers. The author perfectly describes the scenes in his book, as well as his characters, and this correctly places the reader in the thick of the story as the reader can imagine every place and event perfectly.

To summarize my thoughts on the thrilling novel that is The Moving Blade, I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old crime/suspense books that are lackluster and forgettable, then take a chance on this excellent read, because I promise that you will not be disappointed. My rating for this astonishing book, of course, has to be five stars! So please do have a read of the preview below, you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Moving Blade. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

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P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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