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Sins As Scarlet 'In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

by Nicolas Obregon

Part of the Inspector Iwata Series

Sins As Scarlet 'In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Synopsis

'In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window _____________ Former homicide detective Kosuke Iwata is on the run from his past . . . Five years ago, he lost his family. Now he may have found his redemption. Living in LA and working as a private detective, he spends his days spying on unfaithful spouses and his nights with an unavailable woman. Still he cannot forget the family he lost in Tokyo. But that all changes when a figure from his old life appears at his door demanding his help. Meredith Nichol, a transgender woman and his wife's sister, has been found strangled on the lonely train tracks behind Skid Row. Soon he discovers that the devil is at play in the City of Angels and Meredith's death wasn't the hate crime the police believe it to be. Iwata knows that risking his life and future is the only way to silence the demons of his past. Reluctantly throwing himself back in to the dangerous existence he only just escaped, Iwata discovers a seedy world of corruption, exploitation and murder - and a river of sin flowing through LA's underbelly, Mexico's dusty borderlands and deep within his own past. _____________ 'A dark, brutal ride through the underbelly of LA' Anthony Horowitz 'Masterpiece . . . you will love every minute' Jeffery Deaver 'A searing LA crime story, as poetic as it is brutal, as tender as it is disturbing' Tim Weaver 'Fresh and convincing . . . the dialogue is worthy of the great chronicler of LA's dark side, Raymond Chandler' Jake Kerridge

Sins As Scarlet 'In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Press Reviews

Refreshing. Engaging * Daily Mail * A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo -- Julia Heaberlin, author of * Sunday Times bestseller, Black-Eyed Susans * An outstanding debut -- The most awaited books of 2017 * Sunday Express * Taut and atmospheric with twists galore * Woman & Home * Praise for Blue Light Yokohama * - * Obregon keeps the unpredictable plot of Sins As Scarlet churning with myriad surprises that are grounded in believability * Mail Online * A brace of cutting-edge themes are threaded into the abrasive narrative . . . It is a combustible mix, but as in the earlier Blue Light Yokohama, the author has the full measure of his difficult material. With his vividly evoked Mexican and LA settings [he] delivers a pacey, page-turning thriller, but the underlying seriousness gives real texture. Iwata is a richly drawn, conflicted hero, and this is another savage journey into the dark heart of America * Barry Forshaw, Financial Times * This bleak, richly descriptive and haunting thriller walks of the wild side of Los Angeles * Peterborough Telegraph * Evocative, perceptive writing * Sunday Time Crime Club * Masterpiece - that's the only way to describe Sins as Scarlet. Obregon's brilliant novel is, at once, a classic noir, a psychological thriller and a riveting examination-sometimes dark, sometime moving to the point of tears--of life in a less-than-angelic Los Angeles * JEFFERY DEAVER * A dark, brutal ride through the underbelly of LA * ANTHONY HOROWITZ * In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly, Sins as Scarlet lays bare the bruised heart and broken soul of Los Angeles. Extraordinary stuff: a diabolically clever police procedural, a wrenching character study, and a merciless chronicle of a city in decay. I'm awestruck. -- A. J. Finn, author of international bestseller * THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW * Thanks to the excellent Iwata, you get a gripping mystery with a real conscience * Sunday Sport * Sins as Scarlet is a searing LA crime story, as poetic as it is brutal, as tender as it is disturbing -- Tim Weaver Fresh and convincing . . . the dialogue is worthy of the great chronicler of LA's dark side, Raymond Chandler. But really, Obregon's writing has a unique flavour all of its own, wherever his books are set -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * Harrowing and gripping. An astute police procedural . . . Switching between LA, Mexico and Tokyo both Iwata's present and past are cleverly interwoven in a truly heart-rending climax * Daily Express *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780718184056
Publication date: 15th February 2018
Author: Nicolas Obregon
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Nicolas Obregon

British born of a Spanish father and a French mother, Nicolas Obregon grew up between London and Madrid. As a travel writer, Nicolas has had an extensive experience of Japan, but the beginning of his fascination with the country came from watching Japanese cartoons as a young boy. Nicolas Obregon is a graduate of the acclaimed Birkbeck Creative Writing Masters course and a former bookseller for Waterstones. His first novel was Blue Light Yokohama. He lives in Los Angeles.

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