Japan & Espionage: Shig Sato wasn’t the first to fall into a trap

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

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The World of Shig Sato: Ses Fujimori and the yakuza

Yakuza. In some countries it's called tong, triad, mafia, la cosa nostra -- in Japan it's yakuza. Organized crime. As an institution, it is a part of the fabric of Japanese life. For an individual, yakuza means many things: outcast, criminal, brother, compatriot. But what is yakuza? Our hero Shig Sato's closest childhood friend is Ses Fujimori, … Continue reading The World of Shig Sato: Ses Fujimori and the yakuza

The World of Shig Sato: Ses Fujimori and the yakuza

Yakuza. In some countries it's called tong, triad, mafia, la cosa nostra -- in Japan it's yakuza. Organized crime. As an institution, it is a part of the fabric of Japanese life. For an individual, yakuza means many things: outcast, criminal, brother, compatriot. But what is yakuza? Our hero Shig Sato's closest childhood friend is Ses Fujimori, … Continue reading The World of Shig Sato: Ses Fujimori and the yakuza

Meet Shig Sato

Tokyo police Inspector Shig Sato comes to life in my debut ebook "The Gangster's Son" now available for free on Smashwords, Nook, iTunes and Kobo. It's a big part of my writing journey. The first in the Shig Sato Mystery series, Shigeru "Shig" Sato is a dedicated cop facing an unwanted retirement and his beloved … Continue reading Meet Shig Sato