Japanese Game

Japanese Game

by Richard Hoyt

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"Cultural shock measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale . . .A SEARING, FAST-MOVING, SOPHISTICATED book,
full of action and social comment."—The New York Times Book Review

Shoji Kobayashi, owner of the Yokohama Bay Stars baseball team and godfather to the Japanese mob buys a beautiful woman from Filipino pirates. When he discovers that the woman is the daughter of the Vice President of the United States, he uses her to upset ongoing trade negotiations with the U.S., but the Vice President has a hired ace up his sleeve, ex-CIA assassin James Burlane.

"The daughter of the U.S. Vice President is kidnapped in the Philippines and sold to the yakuza as a sex slave. When the gangsters learn who she is, they attempt to blackmail the U.S. into softening its stance in trade negotiations. Enter maverick former CIA agent James Burlane, who, after examining each country's approach to baseball, decides that hardball is the only game the kidnappers will understand. Hoyt fans . . . will ask for Japanese Game."—Booklist

A novel of suspense and "three age-old Japanese cultural traditions: trade protectionism, white slavery, and baseball . . . IRRESISTIBLY ENJOYABLE."—Kirkus Reviews

"SNAPPY, FAST-PACED . . . James Burlane is SLICK, TOUGH AND LETHAL . . . Hoyt is an ADROIT AND ZESTFUL writer."—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Richard Hoyt has FUN . . . VERY WELL WRITTEN and will hold your attention from the start." — The New York Times Book Review


Product Details

BN ID: 2940162569398
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 03/24/2021
Series: James Burlane , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Richard Hoyt graduated from the University of Oregon. After graduating from the U.S. Army Intelligence School in Ft. Holabird, Maryland, he served as a counterintelligence agent then returned to Oregon to earn a master’s degree. A fellow of the Washington Journalism Center, he worked as a Washington correspondent for The Oregonian and other Pacific Northwest newspapers. He later earned a PhD in American studies from the University of Hawaii. Hoyt wrote for both morning and afternoon newspapers in Honolulu and was a stringer for Newsweek magazine. He taught journalism and writing courses at the University of Maryland and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, before quitting to write novels full-time.

Hoyt is the author of the John Denson mysteries, the James Burlane thrillers and numerous other novels of adventure, espionage and suspense. In researching and writing in more than two dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, he has ridden trains across the Soviet Union and riverboats down the Amazon. He now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Teresita, formerly of Cebu City, Philippines and his daughter Teresa. He has a daughter, Laura, from a previous marriage.

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