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The devil of Nanking: A Novel

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"The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on a literary ride from the decadent hostess bars and palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins in Tokyo, to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's deadliest, most shameful events - the Nanking Massacre." "Grey has a lot to prove and even more to hide. A young Englishwoman obsessed with a past she cannot understand, she comes to Tokyo seeking a rare piece of film footage that has been lost for decades, showing a specific horrifying incident during the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre. Some say the film never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at the university of Todai in Tokyo. Immersed in his textbooks and wary of strangers, he will at first have nothing to do with her." "When Grey accepts a job as a hostess in an upscale nightclub catering to Japanese businessmen and wealthy yakuza, she meets a certain gangster who may be the key to her quest - an old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. As the professor pressures Grey to find out more about the elixir, Grey's housemate, a handsome, laconic American dilettante, becomes unnervingly fascinated with her and the troubling past that she has kept concealed from everyone else. Grey is faced with the serious dangers of charming her way into a circle of gangsters, master manipulators, and possible murderers. It's a devil's bargain - but who, really, is the Devil of Nanking?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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"Extremely creepy . . . The diabolically gifted British author spins a fascinating mystery from the legacy of Japanese atrocities during World War II (A)" (Entertainment Weekly).

With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre.

A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her.

So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities—Tokyo—from an internationally-bestselling author.

"A haunting, lyrical, disturbing, important, suspenseful, wonderfully written and beautiful book." —Harlan Coben

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College teachers -- Fiction
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Criminals -- Fiction
Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937 -- Fiction
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Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Fiction
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College teachers
Criminals
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Mystery
Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937
Nightclubs
Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
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