Jim Brodie

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

Japantown Summary

"Best of Debut of the Year" (Suspense Magazine)

Winner of the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel

Optioned for TV by J. J. Abrams and Warner Bros.

In this "sophisticated international thriller" (The New York Times Book Review), an American antiques dealer turned reluctant private eye must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco - before he and his daughter become targets themselves.

San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: An entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised in Japan and part-owner of his father's Tokyo private investigation firm, Brodie has advised the local police in the past, but the near-perfect murders in Japantown are like nothing he's ever encountered.

With his array of Asian contacts and fluency in Japanese, Brodie follows leads gathered from a shadow powerbroker, a renegade Japanese detective, and the elusive tycoon at the center of the Japantown murders along a trail that takes him from the crime scene in California to terrorized citizens and informants in Japan. Step by step, he unravels a web of intrigue stretching back centuries and unearths a deadly secret that threatens not only his life but also the lives of his entire circle of family and friends. "Readers will want to see more of the talented Jim Brodie, with his expertise in Japanese culture, history, and martial arts" (Publishers Weekly).

©2013 Barry Lancet (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • Japantown

    • A Thriller
    • By: Barry Lancet
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In this "sophisticated international thriller" ( The New York Times Book Review), an American antiques dealer turned reluctant private eye must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco - before he and his daughter become targets themselves. San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: An entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start

    • By anthony on 09-04-16

    Regular price: £21.29

  • Book 2

    • Tokyo Kill

    • Jim Brodie, Book 2
    • By: Barry Lancet
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    After wading through the tragedy of San Francisco's Japantown murders, struggling antiques dealer Jim Brodie is back in Japan for a well-earned vacation. But checking in at the PI firm Brodie inherited from his father, he immediately acquires a new case: a Japanese World War II veteran shows up and spins a dark story connected to the war and a pair of violent home invasions committed in Tokyo only days earlier.

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 3

    • Pacific Burn

    • A Thriller
    • By: Barry Lancet
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In recognition of his role in solving the Japantown murders in San Francisco, antiques dealer and sometime-PI Jim Brodie has just been brought on as the liaison for the mayor's new Pacific Rim Friendship Program. Brodie in turn recruits his friend, the renowned Japanese artist Ken Nobuki, and, after a promising meeting with city officials and a picture-perfect photo op, Brodie and Nobuki leave city hall for a waiting limo.

    Regular price: £16.49

  • Book 4

    • The Spy Across the Table

    • A Jim Brodie Thriller
    • By: Barry Lancet
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this exciting international thriller featuring Japanese antiques art dealer and PI Jim Brodie, a double murder at the Kennedy Center forces Brodie into a dangerous game of espionage - putting him in the crosshairs of the Chinese, North Korean, and American governments.

    Regular price: £21.99