Peter Tasker

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Peter’s fiction offers readers a glimpse of the seedy underbelly of Japan and Asia through complex characters in fraught situations. Private detective Mori, ever cash-strapped and jaded, leads readers through fast paced mysteries with the verve of a noodle-slurping Phillip Marlowe.

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Peter Tasker

I am a Digital Cat: A Japanese Future

Here is a manga about Japan’s future written by me and illustrated by the eminent manga artist Toshio Ban, a disciple and former assistant of “the god of manga” Osamu Tezuka. The piece was originally intended for McKinsey’s Reimagining Japan book, but relegated to the webiste at the last minute in the wake of the 3/11 disasters.

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Peter Tasker

Vulture’s Banquet

Japanese language. Thriller about the take-over of a scandal-drenched Japanese bank by a mysterious foreign private equity firm.

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Peter Tasker

Dragon Dance

Japan, China and the US in a deadly geopolitical triangle featuring terrorism, assassinations and rock musicians. According to the Daily Yomiuri, “an absorbing and visceral read.”

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Peter Tasker

Samurai Boogie

Mori rides again. The down-at-heel ex-radical private eye takes on a sinister software entrepreneur, psychotic gangsters, and wild wild strippers. “One of the best detective novels ever written,” according to Publishers Weekly.

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Peter Tasker

Buddha Kiss

Shinjuku-based private eye Mori confronts a crazed religious cult, financial shenanigans, bad men and worse women. “An engrossing and illuminating thriller” according to Kirkus Reviews.

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Peter Tasker

Silent Thunder

Seedy private eye Mori in the midst of money wars. “Alternately a thriller a whodunit and a soft-porn page-turner,” according to Publishers Weekly. “A fresh and very clever thriller,” according to Kirkus Reviews