The Little Tokyo Informant

Andrew Rosenheim - Author

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ISBN 9781468308402 | 400 pages | 29 Aug 2013 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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Autumn, 1941. At a secret meeting in Washington, FBI Assistant Director Harry Guttman is told that the Soviet Union has been infiltrating the highest levels of the United States government. Fifty thousand dollars has been wired by Russian intelligence officers in New York to a Japanese bank in Los Angeles, but the trail goes cold. Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim knows a local informant who's willing to help, but he vanishes mysteriously overnight. Nessheim's frantic search leads him through the dense streets of LA's Little Tokyo to a risky undercover gambit in Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese surprise attack.

Hailed as the "successor to Frederick Forsyth" (Independent), Andrew Rosenheim shifts his focus from the homegrown Nazi threats in Fear Itself to the looming threat of war with Japan in the last days of peace before Pearl Harbor awoke the sleeping giant. The Informant is a well researched and skillfully rendered portrait of America on the cusp of the world stage.

Praise for Fear Itself:

"If you like wartime political thrillers, you'll love Andrew Rosenheim's gripping Fear Itself." --Newsweek/Daily Beast

"This top-notch historical thriller from Rosenheim, the first in a new series . . . will only whet readers' appetites for more." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Rosenheim shows his keen eye for historical detail as he seamlessly incorporates historical figures such as J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson. His main characters are sharply defined and exhibit the mannerisms and language of the early 1940. Jimmy Nessheim and Harry Guttman are sure to be back for many adventures to come." —Mystery Scene

"Once again, Rosenheim's portrait of a pre-politically correct is jarring but fascinating…Rosenheim's use of historical detail is also effective…The Little Tokyo Informant is compelling, intelligent entertainment."  --Booklist

"Rosenheim is even better this time out at melding interesting leads with a thrilling story line and vivid descriptions of such locales as L.A.'s Little Tokyo."--Publishers Weekly

“Andrew Rosenheim’s The Little Tokyo Informant is a stylish, ingenious thriller. This is compelling and intelligent fiction, laden with tension and suspense.”  —Jim Crace, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Being Dead

"The ghosts of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler loom large here, as do the classic films Chinatown and Casablanca, lending Rosenheim’s prose a velvety texture." —Kirkus Reviews

“Andrew Rosenheim’s The Little Tokyo Informant is a wonderfully intelligent and beautifully written historical thriller—I can’t wait for the next installment in the series!” — Max Byrd, author of The Paris Deadline and California Thriller

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