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By Barry Lancet

FIVE our bodies. ONE CLUE. no longer A hint OF THE KILLER.

San Francisco antiques broker Jim Brodie lately inherited a stake in his father’s Tokyo-based inner most research company, this means that the one father of six-year-old Jenny resides a hectic intercontinental lifestyles, touring to Japan to obtain artwork and artifacts for his shop and con­sulting on Brodie Security’s caseload at domestic and in another country.

One evening, a complete kinfolk is gunned down in San Francisco’s bustling Japantown neighbor­hood, and Brodie is named on via the SFPD to decipher the lone clue left on the crime scene: a special eastern personality published on a slip of paper sopping wet in blood.

Brodie can’t learn the clue. yet he could have obvious it before—at the scene of his wife’s dying in a home fireplace 4 years in the past.

With his deep array of Asian connections and fluency in eastern, Brodie units out to unravel a possible excellent crime and even as examine no matter if his wife’s tragic demise used to be greater than simply an twist of fate. And as he unravels an online of intrigue stretching again centuries and con­nected to the murders in San Francisco, the Japantown killer retaliates with a brand new objective: Brodie’s daughter.

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I helped her on with a fresh pair of jeans and her favorite T-shirt with Day-Glo butterflies fluttering over Day-Glo flowers, then nudged her out the door to summer school, where I hoped playground activities would remove any last strain of the morning’s trauma. But behind Jenny’s breathless buoyancy I saw hints of a lingering anxiety just under the surface. With her mother gone, she fretted about me, and this morning’s incident gave new credence to her fears. Even leaving aside Japantown and Renna, I wondered if Brodie Security and what it stood for was driving a wedge between us as it had between my parents.

The secondary strike was assured if the first missed, and designed to cripple. The next pass would be the death blow. I edged back as my assailant charged in low for a finishing gut shot. I stepped left, then feigned a half-kick with my weakened leg, an aggressive move he wouldn’t expect. He hesitated and I slapped the knife hand aside, connecting with a solid jab to the jaw, managing to put some weight behind the blow. He winced and stepped away. A fortuitous strike on my part. And pure luck that I connected at all.

Find out if anyone saw or heard anything and if any members of the family had contact with the staff. Talk to all shifts. Drag them out of bed if you have to. ” I wondered if the police footwork would ferret out any useful information. Should the killer prove to be even half as elusive as the kanji, Renna’s efforts would lead nowhere. “Good. Next, bring me the hotel bill, luggage, and a computer printout of any calls in or out. Order a full workup on the rooms for prints and fiber and get onto the Japanese consulate for a list of any friends the vics might have in town, the state, the country.

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