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Sins as Scarlet (Inspector Iwata 2) - Nicolás Obregón

Sins as Scarlet (Inspector Iwata 2) - Nicolás Obregón

Title: Sins as Scarlet

Author:  Nicolás Obregón

ISBN:  9780718184056

Weight:  907g

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Sins as Scarlet by Nicolás Obregón

Los Angeles.

A transgender woman, Meredith Nichol, is found dead on the train tracks behind Skid Row.  No clues have been left behind and the police have little to go on beyond prejudice and speculation.  She’s quickly figured for just another lost soul.

Meanwhile, across the city…

After running from the events in Tokyo which almost killed him, Inspector Kosuke Iwata has started a new life.  Now working as a private eye, Iwata Investigations LLC is doing good business.  His days are spent searching for missing persons and spying on unfaithful spouses, his nights with an unavailable woman.  It’s no bed of roses but Iwata’s nightmares are behind him.

Or so he thinks.

Iwata’s uneasy peace is shattered when an old ghost comes calling, demanding that he find Meredith’s killer.  Compelled to atone for past transgressions and fearing another body, he reluctantly accepts the case.  But what begins as a seemingly elementary crime, soon drags Iwata into an odyssey of murder, missing souls, and a deadly hunt for a cold-blooded opponent that will stop at nothing.

Lives untangle, fates converge and blood is spilled bright scarlet as Inspector Iwata discovers a river of sin flowing through LA’s underbelly, Mexico’s borderlands, and deep within his own past in Tokyo.

Inspector Iwata returns in another exceptionally written thriller set in both Japan and California.

Peer & Press Reviews

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

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 The Woman in the Window

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

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Sins as Scarlet
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Inspector Iwata – book 2
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Penguin Random House
Imprint Michael Joseph
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9780718184056
ISBN 10 071818405X
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 374
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 162 x 36mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Sarah Ketelaars
Jacket image Petyr Campos / Arcangel Images

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