Japantown: A Thriller - Barry Lancet

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About the Author

Barry Lancet moved from California to Tokyo in his twenties, where he has lived for more than two decades. He spent twenty-five years working for one of the country's largest publishers, developing books on dozens of Japanese subjects from art to Zen--all in English and all distributed in the United States, Europe, and the rest of the world.

His unique position gave him access to many inner circles in cultural, business, and traditional fields most outsiders are never granted. Early in his tenure in the Japanese capital, he was hauled in by the police for a non-criminal infraction and interrogated for three hours, one of the most heated psychological encounters he had faced in Japan to that point. The run-in fascinated him and sparked the idea for a thriller based on his growing number of unusual experiences in Japan. His debut novel, JAPANTOWN, has been optioned by J. J. ABRAMS' Bad Robot Productions, in association with Warner Bros. He is now at work on his next book featuring Jim Brodie.

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