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Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

Rising Sun - Michael Crichton

Japan-bashing at a mile a minute. When a beautiful young woman is murdered at the Los Angeles headquarters of a powerful Japanese corporation, the L.A. cops send in super-sleuth John Connor, their resident, if semi-retired, expert on Japan. His Watson, a Special Liaison officer with only rudimentary knowledge of his suspects, tells the story, which hinges as much on the subtleties of Japanese culture as the dangerous naiveté of American government. Oh, yes, Crichton bashes America, too, often just by comparison. An exciting, thought-provoking, opinionated thriller, with plenty of plot twists and two of the author’s most engaging characters.