The Kingdom

The Kingdom

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"Yurika is a freelancer in the Tokyo underworld. She poses as a prostitute, carefully targeting potential Johns, selecting powerful and high-profile men. When she is alone with them, she drugs them and takes incriminating photos to sell for blackmail purposes. She knows very little about the organization she's working for, and is perfectly satisfied with the arrangement, as long as it means she doesn't have to reveal anything about her identity, either. She operates alone, doing her best to lock away painful memories. But when a figure from Yurika's past emerges, she realizes there is someone out there who knows all her secrets: her losses, her motivations, her every move. There are whispers of a crime lord named Kizaki--"a monster," she is told--and Yurika finds herself trapped in a game of cat and mouse. Is she wily enough to escape one of the most feared men in Tokyo?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, 2016
ISBN: 9781616955922
Branch Call Number: FICTION NAKAMURA 2016
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Almony, Kalau - Translator


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Oct 02, 2016

Generally well written, except that I didn't feel the tension, or affect for the characters. Most disturbing is that the author, a young man, writes about a young woman character who enjoys being raped.

Sep 07, 2016

I found this book very hard to comprehend, maybe because a man is writing as a woman, or just culturally. The men seem to find inflicting pain sexually gratifying. A very dark book.


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Aug 30, 2016

ctpete thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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