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Current Events Writing
Human Life is a Gas
Current Events Example
By John Boyd
While other US allies react angrily, Japan's response to WikiLeaks' NSA espionage allegations is muted.
The Girl Who Danced Her Tears Away: A suspense crime story set in Japan (Book 1)
Regan Kent’s kid sister has gone missing in Japan…
So Regan drops everything and goes to Osaka to find out what's happened..
She doesn’t speak Japanese. She doesn’t understand the culture. And she certainly doesn’t think much of the Japanese cops’ efforts to find her sister.
But she does know how to make the most of her wits and street smarts honed growing up in a tough area of Liverpool.
Regan uses these skills to uncover a secret her sister has been keeping as well as what’s happened to her and who is responsible for her disappearance.
Regan vows retribution and plots revenge. But will she prove too clever and arrogant for her own good and end up suffering the same fate as her sister?
The suspense builds to an edgy, bloody climax. Get your copy now and treat yourself to a thrilling read.
*The novel’s title pays homage to Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, and the story is dedicated to fans of Lisbeth Salander.
Killing Time in Tokyo
Bad things keep happening to Tim Harrison lately…
Tim’s mundane life as an English teacher in Japan turns anything but when he is coerced by Tokyo cops into spying on a businessman student of his..
It doesn’t help matters when he is seduced by the man's wife and then is sexually compromised.
This is just the beginning of Tim's troubles. For he stumbles upon a scandal of such international import it will shame and humiliate Japan in the eyes of the world should it be exposed. But that is something the yakuza are determined not to let happen.
So Tim has to flee for his life.
Killing Time in Tokyo starts as a slow-burn crime storyr. Then, as the suspense and noir builds, it ignites into a page-turner that pulls you down with unexpected twists and turns into Japan's broiling underworld.
You may think you know what’s going on. But, like Tim, don’t bet your life on it.
*Note that the story contains occasional earthy language and descriptions of sex and violence that some readers may find unsettling.
The novel is available on Amazon stores world wide and is free to read on Kinle Select. Get your copy now.