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A first UK edition hardback in good condition for its age. Age tanning to pages making them rather brown. Bumped at head and tail of book spine. There is a crease across the front board and some creases on the rear board (production fault) as well as down the centre of pages 81-86. The un-priced dust jacket is complete.
The second Superintendent Otani novel.
SYNOPSIS: “The death of a foreign national in Japan presents problems. Problems for Andrew Walker, the British Vice-Consul in Kobe, who has to cope with unfamiliar and distasteful bureaucratic routines to steer the uncouth brother of the late David Murrow through the potential minefields with as much civility as he can muster. Problems, too, for Superintendent Otani, of the Prefectural Police. It’s obvious enough that David Murrow was murdered, but it begins to seem that his death has certain marks of a gangland killing…”
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