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Bullet Train: A Novel (The Assassins Series) (Paperback)

Bullet Train: A Novel (The Assassins Series) By Kotaro Isaka, Sam Malissa (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kotaro Isaka, Sam Malissa (Translated by)
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Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller that fizzes with incredible energy through a series of double-crosses and twists. "Fueled by a seductively explosive premise, it's fast, deadly, and loads of fun." (NPR's Fresh Air)

An international bestseller and the basis for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt.
​Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to the Prince, and Kimura has tracked him onto a bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers on board.

Satoshi—the Prince—looks like an innocent schoolboy but is really a stylish and devious assassin. Risk fuels him, as does a good philosophical debate, such as questioning: Is killing really wrong?
Nanao, nicknamed Ladybug, the self-proclaimed “unluckiest assassin in the world,” is put on the bullet train by his boss, a mysterious young woman called Maria, to steal a suitcase full of money and get off at the first stop.

The lethal duo of Tangerine and Lemon are also traveling to Morioka, and the suitcase leads others to show their hands.

Why are they all on the same train, and who will make it off alive?
Plus don't miss the next titles in Kotaro Isaka's Assassins Series:
* Three Assassins
* The Mantis
* Hotel Lucky Seven

About the Author

Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and multi-award-winning writer whose books have sold millions of copies around the world. He has won the Shincho Mystery Club Award, Mystery Writers of Japan Award, Japan Booksellers’ Award, and the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize. His books include Three Assassins, The Mantis, and Remote Control.

Praise For…

“Zippily translated by Sam Malissa for The Overlook Press, this is one novel that lives up to its title. Fueled by a seductively explosive premise, it's fast, deadly and loads of fun… At once outlandish and virtuoso, Bullet Train is like one of those dazzling balance beam routines that keep you hoping the gymnast will stick the landing.”

— NPR's Fresh Air

“A great end-of-summer beach read, as the action moves fast -- just like the bullet train of the title. Isaka will definitely keep you guessing to the end…”

— Collider

“Breakneck pacing, masterful character development, and well-timed comic relief set Isaka's pitch-perfect (and seamlessly translated) thriller up for blockbuster status."
— Kirkus (starred review)

“Isaka keeps the suspense high throughout. Fans of intricate action fiction will be enthralled.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Isaka has created an off-beat, fast-paced, and humorous thriller, unlike any other thriller you’ll find on the bookshelves.”

— Your Money Geek

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419756399
ISBN-10: 1419756397
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: The Assassins Series