Newly reinstated to the Homicide Division and transferred to a precinct in Tokyo, Inspector Iwata is facing superiors who don't want him there and is assigned a recalcitrant partner, Noriko Sakai, who'd rather work with anyone else. After the previous detective working the case killed himself, Iwata and Sakai are assigned to investigate the slaughter of an entire family, a brutal murder with no clear motive or suspect. At the crime scene, they find puzzling ritualistic details. Black smudges. A strange incense smell. And a symbol―a large black sun. Iwata doesn't know what the symbol means but he can hear it whispering to him: I am here. I am not finished.
As Iwata investigates, it becomes clear that these murders by the Black Sun Killer are not the first, nor the last attached to that symbol. As he tries to track down the history of black sun symbol, puzzle out the motive for the crime, and connect this to other murders, Iwata finds himself racing another clock―the superiors who are trying to have him removed for good. Haunted by his own past, his inability to sleep, and a song, 'Blue Light Yokohama,' Iwata is at the center of a compelling, brilliantly moody, layered novel sure to be one of the most talked about debuts in 2017.
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Nicolás Obregón is a British-Spanish dual national, who grew up between London and Madrid. He has worked as a steward at sports stadiums, a travel writer, and an editor in legal publishing. He fell in love with Japan while on assignment for a travel magazine. Blue Light Yokohama is his first novel and he is currently working on its follow-up.Review:
"Obregón’s tense, atmospheric Tokyo-set debut...pulses with a dark energy all its own...a fresh, up-and-coming voice in crime fiction." ―Library Journal (starred review)
"Tantalizing...Obregon maintains a high level of suspense through his superior fiction debut, an intricately constructed whodunit that doesn't sacrifice depth of characterization for plot." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A compelling, brilliantly moody, and layered novel that's sure to be one of the most talked about debuts in 2017.” ―Criminal Element, review
“A stunning alchemy of spellbinding mystery and poignant reflection on the nature of human loneliness...an extraordinary first novel.” ―RT Book Reviews
"With a labyrinthine plot and a likable protagonist, Blue Light Yokohama is a strong beginning to what promises to be an excellent series." ―The Guardian
"Excellent...This slow-burning but gripping book is based on an unsolved real-life case, but the central crime is only one of many mysteries of Japanese life the book explores, wisely avoiding the temptation to provide neat answers." ―The Sunday Express
"Poetic, chilling, and mesmerizing storytelling."―Ragnar Jonasson, author of Snow Blind
"A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo." ―Julia Heaberlin, author of Black-Eyed Susans
"Obregón is a bright, sophisticated new voice in crime fiction: his writing sings at you, reverberates, makes you consider more than just the urgent clamour of his novel’s well-hewn murder plot. In Inspector Iwata, he has created a quiet, troubled hero whom readers will be sure to follow from one disturbing, atmospheric story to the next." ―Benjamin Wood, author of The Ecleptic and Bellwether Revivals
"Obregón’s full-bodied prose is by turns gritty and poetic, and it’s consistently energetic. Given the terrific chemistry between the two lead detectives, here’s hoping this debut novel kicks off a new series." ―Kirkus Reviews
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