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December 6 - Martin Cruz Smith
December 6
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Gorky Park and Havana Bay comes another gripping novel of loyalty, betrayal, and intrigue on the eve of the greatest military conflict in the history of mankind.... DECEMBER 6 Amid the imperialist fervor of late 1941 Tokyo, Harry Niles is a man... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of Gorky Park and Havana Bay comes another gripping novel of loyalty, betrayal, and intrigue on the eve of the greatest military conflict in the history of mankind.... DECEMBER 6 Amid the imperialist fervor of late 1941 Tokyo, Harry Niles is a man with a mission -- self-preservation. But Niles was raised by missionary parents and educated in the shadows of Tokyo's underworld -- making his loyalties as dubious as his business dealings. Now, on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Niles must decide where his true allegiances lie, as he tries to juggle his Japanese mistress and an adulterous affair with the wife of a British diplomat; avoid a modern-day samurai who is honor-bound to kill him; and survive the machinations of the Japanese high command, whose plans for conquest may just dictate his survival. Set in a maelstrom of personal temptations and mortal enemies, with a remarkable anti-hero caught in a land he can never call his own, DECEMBER 6 is a triumph of imagination, history, and riveting storytelling.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780671775926 (0671775928)
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Piacevoli letture
Piacevoli letture rated it
2.0 Tokyo Station
Amo il Giappone. La parola "Tokyo" nel titolo di questo libro mi ha perĂ² tratto in inganno. Molto brutto!
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
My copy is stamped 'withdrawn from Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries' and also 'must bear censor's stamp for transmission'.Dedication - FOR EMThe opening is a letter from Tokyo, Dec. 5: JAPAN APPEARS CALM AT BRINK OF WARBritish Protest "Defeatist Speech" by AmericanBy Al DeGeorgeSpecial to The Chris...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Not my usual sort of novel, but I always really enjoy Cruz Smith's writing... the Arkady Renko books hooked me, I have to admit!December 6 (published as Tokyo Station in the UK) is a historical novel focusing on a wheeler-dealer type, Harry Niles, in Tokyo in the days leading up to the bombing of Pe...
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