Kotaro Isaka

Three Assassins
  • Three Assassins


    Suzuki is just an ordinary man until his wife is murdered. When he discovers the criminal gang responsible he leaves behind his life as a maths teacher and joins them, looking for a chance to take his revenge. What he doesn't realise is that he's about to get drawn into a web of unusual professional assassins, each with their own agenda.

    The Whale convinces his victims to take their own lives using just his words.
    The Cicada is a talkative and deadly knife expert.
    The elusive Pusher dispatches his targets in deadly traffic accidents.

    Suzuki must take each of them on, in order to try to find justice and keep his innocence in a world of killers.



    'Unlike anything you're likely to have read before...white-hot with double-crosses' Financial Times

    'Entertaining...high-speed...with lots of twists and turns...it has a Tarantino-meets-the-Coen-Brothers feel to it'The Times

    Part high-octane thriller, part farce, this is an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable read' Guardian

    The action accelerates up and down the ten carriages but the question is: who will get off alive? Daily Mail

Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and multi-award-winning writer who is published around the world. He has won the Shincho Mystery Club Award, Mystery Writers of Japan Award, Japan Booksellers' Award and the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize and twelve of his books have been adapted for film or TV. He is the author of the internationall bestseller Bullet Train.

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