The Gentleman from Japan

The Gentleman from Japan

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Church returns with the latest Inspector O thriller, once again set between North Korea and China—one of the most harrowing borders in the world.

James Church’s Inspector O novels have been hailed as “crackling good” (The Washington Post). Now Church—a former Western intelligence officer who pulls back the curtain on the hidden world of North Korea in a way that no one else can—comes roaring back with an unputdownable new novel.

A Spanish factory near Barcelona is secretly producing—under the guise of a dumpling maker—a key machine for the production of nuclear weapons. Western intelligence has gotten wind of this and believes that the machine is meant for North Korea. It is deemed imperative either to disable the machine before it leaves the factory or intercept it. Inspector O is recruited by an old friend to take part in an operation to disrupt the plans for shipping the machine.

The buyer of the machine has constructed an elaborate double-blind story, making it appear as if the purchaser is a Japanese criminal organization acting on behalf of the North Koreans. Information has been carefully planted and events set up to lead Western intelligence operatives to that conclusion. The feints include a flurry of murders in the northeast Chinese city of Yanji, on the border with North Korea, where O’s nephew is the chief of State Security.

Church's latest Inspector O novel full of suspense, is not one that you will be able to stop reading.

Title:The Gentleman from Japan
ISBN:0312614314
Format Type:
Number of Pages:273 pages

    The Gentleman from Japan Reviews

  • Adam  McPhee

    The crime: (view spoiler)[These particular reports did not give me a warm feeling. Initial observations by the local police were often a problem. This time, to make things worse, in the upper right-ha...

  • Chris

    If you enjoy reading books that are incomprehensible then this series is for you. The author, James Church, is a former CIA employee and his name is a pseudonym. There aren't many mystery or police pr...

  • Jeff Z

    I have read hundreds of books in this genre, and write very few reviews.This is the worst book I've ever read. I haven't read anything else from this author, and have no intention to. The writing styl...

  • Linda

    Two and a half stars--a labyrinth of a spy story that has me still scratching my head as to what was going on....

  • Pär Lundqvist

    Kommissarie O är tillbaka som huvudperson i en spännande roman som tar läsaren från Kina till Europa i försöken att stoppa kärnvapen från att nå Nordkorea.Läs mer om min recension här: http...

  • Gregory

    An interesting take on the international thriller. Intriguingly confusing....

  • Cindy

    i GOT A LITTLE CONFUSED KEEPING MAIN CHARACTER AND NEPHEW APART. BUT GOOD BOOK....

  • Monica

    There are so many layers of deception and misdirection in this book that it is sometimes hard to keep track. There are the seven deaths, probably murders, perhaps related to a noodle shop vs dumpling ...

  • Martina

    Thanks to a tip from Shirley, there will be a new James Church Inspector O novel coming out in early December! This will be #6 in the series that we read the first some time ago. The book is available...

  • Tim Bray

    Meh. O & nephew are interesting, plot moves right along, but I liked ?em better when they were in North Korea....