Terrific. With gallows humour and a hard-boiled voice, Adelstein takes readers on a shadow journey throught the Japanese underworld and examines the twisted relationships of journalists, cops, gangsters. Expertly told and highly entertaining. --George Pelecanos.
Sacred, ferocious, and businesslike, Adelstein describes the Japanese mafia like nobody else. --Roberto Saviano, author of Gommorah
Gripping and absorbing ... A terrifying, deeply moral story that you cannot put down. --Misha Glenny, author of McMafia
Fascinating. --Books Quarterly
Hardcore. --Jewish Chronicle
A page turning insider's account fighting crime in Japan. Does for Tokyo what Homicide did for Baltimore.
About the Author
Jake Adelstein was a reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun, Japans largest newspaper, from 1993 to 2005. From 2006 to 2007 he was the chief investigator for a U.S. State Department-sponsored study of human trafficking in Japan. Considered one of the foremost experts on organized crime in Japan, he works as a writer and consultant in Japan and the United States. He is also the public relations director for the Washington, D.C.-based Polaris Project Japan, which combats human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children in the sex trade.