Pacific Burn (Paperback)

A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Thriller #3)

By Barry Lancet

Simon & Schuster, 9781476794891, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

List Price: 16.00*
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Description

Japanese antiques dealer and PI Jim Brodie goes up against a killer operating on both sides of the Pacific in Barry Lancet’s Pacific Burn—“a page-turning, globe-spanning tale of murder, suspense, and intrigue that grabs and holds your attention from beginning to end” (Nelson DeMille).

In recognition for his role in solving the Japantown murders in San Francisco, antiques dealer and sometime-PI Jim Brodie has just been brought on as the liaison for the mayor’s new Pacific Rim Friendship Program. Brodie in turn recruits his friend, the renowned Japanese artist Ken Nobuki, and after a promising meeting with city officials and a picture-perfect photo op, Brodie and Nobuki leave City Hall for a waiting limo.

But as soon as they exit the building, a sniper attacks them from the roof of the Asian Art Museum. Brodie soon realizes that, with the suspicious and untimely death of Nobuki’s oldest son a week earlier in Napa Valley, someone may be targeting his friend’s family—and killing them off one by one.

Suspects are nearly too numerous to name—and could be in the United States or anywhere along the Pacific Rim. The quest for answers takes Brodie from his beloved San Francisco to Washington, DC, in a confrontation with the DHS, the CIA, and the FBI; then on to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond, in search of what his Japanese sources tell him is a legendary killer in both senses of the word—said to be more rumor than real, but deadlier than anything else they’ve ever encountered if the whispers are true.

In the third book in “what will likely be a long and successful series” (San Francisco Magazine), Barry Lancet delivers his most exciting Jim Brodie novel yet.


About the Author

Barry Lancet is a Barry Award­–winning author and finalist for the Shamus Award. He has lived in Japan for more than twenty-five years. His former position as an editor at one of the nation’s largest publishers gave him access to the inner circles in traditional and business fields most outsiders are never granted, and an insider’s view that informs his writing. He is the author of the Jim Brodie series: The Spy Across the TablePacific BurnTokyo Kill; and Japantown, which received four citations for Best First Novel and has been optioned by J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions, in association with Warner Brothers. Visit Lancet at BarryLancet.com or on Twitter @BarryLancet.


Praise For Pacific Burn: A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Thriller #3)

Pacific Burn is a page-turning, globe-spanning tale of murder, suspense, and intrigue that grabs and holds your attention from beginning to end. Barry Lancet is truly a gifted author, and his character of Jim Brodie is unlike any private investigator you’ve ever encountered in literature.”
—Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of Radiant Angel

“Jim Brodie is a true 21st century hero…on page after page, Barry Lancet delivers.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Patriot Threat



“I loved Japantown and Tokyo Kill, but Pacific Burn is Lancet’s best book yet. Japan expert, art dealer, and sometimes PI, Jim Brodie makes for a character as layered and nuanced as the Japanese culture. Lancet knows art, knows Japan, and knows how to write a mystery that grabs hold and doesn’t let go.”
—Marc Cameron, author of the USA Today bestselling Jericho Quinn thrillers

“As ever, Lancet stages some good fight scenes—no one gets beaten up as well as Brodie—and keeps the action going… An action-filled effort.”
—Kirkus

"All of these stories have been outstanding, and in this new title, Jim is up against a global conspiracy that is the biggest he has ever seen, while dealing with a killer that even the underworld avoids. Barry Lancet is an incredible suspense author who has “knocked it out of the park” yet again.”
—Suspense Magazine

Pacific Burn is a page-turning, globe-spanning tale of murder, suspense, and intrigue that grabs and holds your attention from beginning to end. Barry Lancet is truly a gifted author, and his character of Jim Brodie is unlike any private investigator you’ve ever encountered in literature.”
—Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of Radiant Angel

“Jim Brodie is a true 21st century hero…on page after page, Barry Lancet delivers.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Patriot Threat



“I loved Japantown and Tokyo Kill, but Pacific Burn is Lancet’s best book yet. Japan expert, art dealer, and sometimes PI, Jim Brodie makes for a character as layered and nuanced as the Japanese culture. Lancet knows art, knows Japan, and knows how to write a mystery that grabs hold and doesn’t let go.”
—Marc Cameron, author of the USA Today bestselling Jericho Quinn thrillers

“As ever, Lancet stages some good fight scenes—no one gets beaten up as well as Brodie—and keeps the action going… An action-filled effort.”
—Kirkus

"All of these stories have been outstanding, and in this new title, Jim is up against a global conspiracy that is the biggest he has ever seen, while dealing with a killer that even the underworld avoids. Barry Lancet is an incredible suspense author who has “knocked it out of the park” yet again.”
—Suspense Magazine

“Just like the first two of Lancet’s books, Japantown and Tokyo Kill, Pacific Burn is a gritty thriller…highly suspenseful…5 stars."San Francisco Book Review 

 

“Barry Lancet's Pacific Burn is a stellar detective thriller with a fast-paced, tense and complex storyline. I have been a fan of the characters in this unique series since I read/reviewed the first novel.”—Fresh Fiction