I diavoli di Tokyo Ovest

(West Tokyo Devils)

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., August 2023, pp.320

Once again, Tommaso Scotti explores the darkest corners of the human soul by throwing light on the illusion of politeness, silence and order in Japan. In the third installment in the series featuring the Japanese-American inspector Takeshi Nishida, our detective has to deal with the death of an old school friend, as well as the bosozoku, a gang of motorcyclists ravaging the streets of Tokyo.

There is stress in the Tokyo police department. It’s all because the body has been found of a man with a note carrying the name of a well-known inspector: Takeshi Nishida, the “hafu”, the Japanese-American mixed race of the murder squad.

Nishida gets involved despite himself when he realises that the victim’s face is that of an old school friend. But why, after so many years, did he have Nishida’s contact details on him? What did he want to tell him? The inspector must do the impossible in order to find out…

His investigation into the truth leads him into the streets of Tokyo, as far as the districts ravaged by motorcycle gangs who, just like in mangas, create disturbances and perhaps much more.

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., August 2023, pp.320

Rights Sold

Option publishers: Dituria (Albania); Al Arabi Publishing (Arabic World Rights).

Tommaso Scotti

Tommaso Scotti (1984) is a mathematician whose passion for martial arts made him move to the Far East in 2010. He subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in Tokyo, where he now lives and works. In his free time, he devotes himself to calligraphy and playing the piano. With his novels L’ombrello dell’imperatore (Longanesi, 2021) and Le due morti del signor Mihara (Longanesi, 2022) he conquered readers and critics alike, thanks to the character of the Japanese-American Inspector Nishida, as well as the inquisitive and realistic viewpoint through which he describes an unfamiliar and often misunderstood Japan.

We use cookies.

This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By using this site, you consent to the use of cookies described in our Cookie Policy. Also read our Privacy Policy.