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Powerful and yet poignant this thriller spans three cities, New York, Tokyo and Singapore as Tetsuyo Akinicho, a wealthy Japanese DNA mogul moving in the most highly respected circles of New York society finds himself embroiled in a blackmail that threatens to tear his squeaky clean and impeccable reputation and lineage to pieces.

Unknown to the high societies of New York and Japan he moves in, Tetsuyo is living in the shadow of a terrible family secret which he thought was well hidden till one day, an email came into his plush, gleaming glass and chrome office in New York and his whole world threatens to tumble down.    

 "Your mother is not resting in peace. You should be ashamed of your ancestors. Do people know where you came from?"

These three lines plunge Tetsuyo and his lawyer, Akira Tanaka into an intricate maze of damage control manoeuvres involving Paul Griffin, a well known American private investigator and his assistant, Japanese historian, Mayumi Onodera.

Their investigations lead to one shocking discovery after another and Tetsuyo is once again drawn back to the past in an aching voyage of discovery of his roots and the mysterious and painful tragedy surrounding the woman who gave him life, his biological mother.    

Tetsuyo comes to terms with the fact that no one can ever really shake off the past, not even a powerful multi millionaire riding high in his world of super advanced DNA technology. The past he shares with the ghosts of World War 2 are coming back to haunt him in the form of a faceless blackmailer and Tetsuyo is drawn back to confront the place where it all started, a Japanese cemetery in Singapore and a tiny, nondescript head stone.

To be published and released in 2007


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