Octavo, bound in full red leatherette, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, raised bands, all edges gilt, pictorial endpapers.
Collector Of Secrets
In the original acetate dust jacket. Illustrated by Mary Grandpre. Laid in is a full-color illustration featuring the original first edition dust jacket art which measures 9 inches by 6 inches. A very nice example.
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Desperate to get his passport out of Yoko's locked cabinet, he sneaks into her office in the middle of the night only to surprise the Japanese mafia's burglary-in-progress. Taking whatever he can in the short amount of time he has, Max barely escapes with his life.
However Max soon finds himself on the run from everyone from tattooed Yakuza to the Japanese police and a mysterious American named Lloyd Elgin who seems to have ties in the highest places. All are after the book Max grabbed instead of the passport that could take him home, a strange diary bound in leather and closed with a strange seal embossed with ornate chrysanthemum petals. Little does Max know that Yoko's father has been safeguarding the diary for more than half acentury, and its secrets could topple some of Japan's most powerful people and rewrite the history of Japan's royal family.
With both his and his girlfriend's life in the balance, Max must decipher the secrets of the diary and put an end to the chase before his newest, gravest troubles catch up to him and stop his running for good. Collector of Secrets marries the historical intrigue, deep research, and wide commercial appeal of the best of Dan Brown or Michael Gruber to the techno-savvy, judo-kicking, stranger-in-a-strange-land atmosphere of Barry Eisler's internationally bestselling John Rain series. Richard Goodfellow has used real-life conspiracy theories from the Far East in the creation of a nonstop ride that covers everything from World War II to Watergate.
This is his first novel. About The Author. Richard Goodfellow spent two years teaching English in Japan in the early s. A software consultant and self-described road warrior, he penned the majority of Collector of Secrets on airplanes and in small towns throughout Oregon, Texas, Florida, and everywhere in between.
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Tell Us Where You Are:. Preview Your Review. Thank you. Your review has been submitted and will appear here shortly. Reviews Rated 5 out of 5 by James from Well researched and captivating! A gripping novel, full of twists and turns. Very well researched and captivating. Difficult to put down once you start reading!
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Looking forward to future novels by this author. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Renee from Great start for a new writer! I'm so happy I got this book!