KGB. GRU. CIA. The Cold War. It's the stuff of thrilling writing. But do you know the story behind the story? In Traitors & Lies, Tokyo's reluctant P.I., Shig Sato, finds himself entangled in high-stakes international espionage in early 1990s Tokyo. It doesn't take long for Shig to realize he's been lied to, and might … Continue reading Japan & Espionage: Shig Sato wasn’t the first to fall into a trap
After writing a Japan ex-pat novel a friend of mine told me the most interesting part of the story was a minor character, a private investigator. I kept some of the other characters in the story. That's how the Shig Sato mysteries were born. Over the last four years I've had a blast writing the series. … Continue reading Today’s the day! The new Shig is out
If you've ever read a Shig Sato Mystery, you know the hapless Kobayashi twins can't buy a break. Will their luck change in Traitors & Lies? This is how it begins for them: • Sweat and grime was all Ishi and Joji Kobayashi had to show for their long hot weekend in an Osaki Police … Continue reading Are the Kobayashi twins in trouble again?
Shig Sato is asked to find a missing American naval officer. Only no one is telling the truth.
Moscow, 1991. A tumultuous summer pushes the Kremlin to the brink of chaos. The Soviet spy network begins to unravel. Rivals choose sides. Ambitious men make their move. Especially in Washington, D.C. “I hate this country.” It was said in a manner so off-handed, with a sigh so deep, Konstantin Morozov nearly made a quick feint to … Continue reading A Traitor and a Lie