Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio

Gaijin Cowgirl
by Jame DiBiasio

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Just released: March 2013
Publisher: Crime Wave Press
Genre: Thriller
Paperback: 430 pages
Rating: 4

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Working Tokyo nightclubs is easy money for beautiful and troubled American Val Benson - until a wealthy client with a dark past and sinister hobbies reluctantly gives up a map to one of the greatest treasures lost in World War II. With yakuza, motorcycle gangs, rogue CIA, treasure hunters, pimps, Thai boxers and her Congressman father snapping at her high heels, Val burns a trail of destruction across Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and the Burmese borderlands to get the loot before someone less deserving does.

From comfort women and tomb-raiding in Japanese-occupied Burma to the murderous echoes of the Vietnam War, long forgotten crimes come roaring back to life. Val, a new anti-hero of Asian Noir, ambiguous and unreliable, takes her dark, epic journey with her friends: a Japanese nightclub hostess with broken dreams, a British kickboxer, and a washed up Australian treasure hunter. The superficial party girl, confronted by mounting horrors, must dig deep to discover an inner courage to survive and win the prize - and maybe redemption. Gaijin Cowgirl by American writer Jame DiBiasio is a breathless, violent page-turner with a surprising, dangerous heroine to match.


Zombie sighting:
It was all shit but I was alive, and in Honkers, with that bullshit job and everything, that was when I really was a zombie.
- page 215, chapter 16


My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): treasure

I found this to be an engrossing thriller that goes into some historical events - one being, the comfort women of WWII.

The main character experiences a kind of coming-of-age and sense of worth throughout the story which kept my attention.

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5 comments:

  1. Read this too! I'm glad you liked it as well!

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  2. This book has so many exciting elements I can't wait to see how they all come together. Thanks for offering a giveaway. Please enter my name in the draw.

    I tweeted a link to this post: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/344949286183788544

    Thanks, carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

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  3. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I am so glad you enjoyed Gaijin Cowgirl!

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  4. Thanks for the great review! Added to goodreads :)

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