On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto Tower in downtown L. A. a grand opening celebration is in full swing at the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the dead body of a beautiful woman is discovered. The... show more
On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto Tower in downtown L. A. a grand opening celebration is in full swing at the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the dead body of a beautiful woman is discovered. The investigation immediately becomes a thrilling chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize - and the Japanese saying 'business is war' takes on a terrifying reality. Rising Sun is a powerful, compulsive thriller from a master of the genre.
Publish date: October 5th 1995
Pages no: 407
Edition language: English
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Japan-bashing at a mile a minute. When a beautiful young woman is murdered at the Los Angeles headquarters of a powerful Japanese corporation, the L.A. cops send in super-sleuth John Connor, their resident, if semi-retired, expert on Japan. His Watson, a Special Liaison officer with only rudimentary...
inevitable law of human relationships: the moment everyone says you are unstoppable is right when you begin to decline. imagine: 1992; the soviet union has fallen. new york subways are filled with graffiti and drug addicts and flowing trash. Times Square is a war zone. L.A. is dirty and overrun by p...
"Geschäft ist Krieg" so sagt ein japanisches Sprichwort. Vor diesem Hintergrund erzählt uns Michael Crichton einen spannenden Wirtschaftsthriller. Eine Frau wird während eines japanischen Empfanges anlässlich einer Einweihung eines japanischen Wolkenkratzers in Amerika ermordet. Zwei Detektivs mac...
Upon reading this I'd have given it a three or better. But after a while, the mysogyny and the racism and the contrariness and the gullibility of the works as a whole really start to weigh on me.
This was an entertaining but trashy read, written back when Japan, Inc. was going to take over the world (a prediction that now seems quite ridiculous, in retrospect). Although the book (as usual) was better than the movie, it was flawed in the same way: the Japanese are depicted as a supremely comp...