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Bullet train : a novel / Kotaro Isaka ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Malissa.

Isaka, Kōtarō, 1971- (author.). Malissa, Sam, (translator.).

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  • 8 of 15 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Brookfield Library.
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Brookfield Library F/ISAKA (Text to phone) 34029150570793 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -

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First published in Japan in 2010 by Kadokawa with the title Maria Bītoru.
"Soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Joey King" --cover.
Summary, etc.:
A dark, satirical thriller by the bestselling Japanese author, following the perilous train ride of five highly motivated assassins--soon to be a major film from Sony. Nanao, nicknamed Lady Bird--the self-proclaimed "unluckiest assassin in the world"--boards a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with one simple task: grab a suitcase and get off at the next stop. Unbeknownst to him, the deadly duo Tangerine and Lemon are also after the very same suitcase--and they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard. Satoshi, "the Prince," with the looks of an innocent schoolboy and the mind of a viciously cunning psychopath, is also in the mix and has history with some of the others. Risk fuels him, as does a good philosophical, is killing really wrong? Chasing the Prince is another assassin with a score to settle for the time the Prince casually pushed a young boy off of a roof, leaving him comatose. When the five assassins discover they are all on the same train, they realize their missions are not as unrelated as they first appear.
Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Psychopaths > Fiction.
Assassins > Japan > Fiction.
Coma > Patients > Family relationships > Fiction.
High speed trains > Japan > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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