Kabukicho

Deep in Tokyo’s red-light district, Eros and Thanatos are closely entwined : a heinous murder takes place and an investigation is conducted at lightning speed.
The seductive Yudai is a talented gigolo. Above all, his clients love his way of making them feel like the centre of the world : the prostitutes, drenched in sex by night, nd he lends an attentive ear to their woeful musings when their last client has left.
In this universe full of appearances and false confidence, Yudai has made a friend, Kate Sanders, a young British woman and call girl at the Gaïa Club owned by the elegant Sanae. When Kate disappears in mysterious circumstances, her close friend, Yudai, and her atmate and colleague, Marie, are overcome with worry.
Alerted by a disturbing photo of Kate asleep and a message sent to his mobile, Kate’s father, Jason Sanders, lands in Tokyo to try to nd out what has happened to his daughter. He moves heaven and earth and steps up the investigation which is unfolding at a rhythm set by the seemingly very calm Superintendent Yamada.
But still waters run deep. Yamada locates the victim’s mobile near Lake Chiba and manages to find the body; Kate has been tied up and buried alive in her prettiest dress. Which mysterious lover had she met that day? The Kabukicho trap seems to have closed over her.
GOOD TO KNOW
Kabukicho is a Tokyo neighbourhood where call girls, gigolos, yakuzas and other visitors of the night rub shoulders with each other. In some of these night clubs, in true Japanese tradition, distinction and seduction take precedence over the pleasures of the esh…
Dominique Sylvain lived for many years in Tokyo, the city to which she dedicated her rst novel Baka! She is very familiar with Japanese culture and positively worships the novelist, Haruki Murakami.

Kabukicho

Kabukicho



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