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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Better Than Suicide (The Yakuza Path #2) Amy Tasukada


1) This is the second installment of Amy Tasukada'a The Yakuza Path. Written from the third person point of view, this is a very well crafted tale of love, gang warfare, and traditions. The characters are alive and multidimensional. The story flows easily and the book is hard to put down. Even though I enjoyed the first book better, this book stands alone very well. The prose is poetic and addictive. A wonderful tale of lust, love, and the Japanese culture. Amy Tasukada's writing style is crisp and lyrical, like snowflakes dancing in the night. She describes with the same ease and elegance steeping of tea and spilling of blood. Without getting into unnecessary detail, she transports us to historical Kyoto as the background of the "Yakuda" -- or mafia. In this chapter, drugs are the problem for everyone knows that the Matzukada do not deal drugs. If you are looking for a bittersweet romance, you'll find it here. If you're looking for blood and guts, you'll find it here. And if you are looking for a glimpse into a Japan which very few of us will have the chance to know, you'll find it here. Highly recommended! 

Better Than Suicide (The Yakuza Path #2) Amy Tasukada
Gay - Mystery / Thriller
Series: The Yakuza Path
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Macarons & Tea Publishing (May 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997865342
ISBN-13: 978-0997865349
Amazon: Better Than Suicide (The Yakuza Path #2) Amy Tasukada

If you buy the paperback, you'll get the ebook for FREE!
A bag of drugs. A twisted cop. A mob on the verge of self-destruction…

Nao Murata is the new Godfather of the Matsukawa syndicate. When Detective Yamada confronts Nao over a dead drug dealer, the Nao knows his organization isn’t responsible. The Matsukawa doesn’t deal drugs… or does it?

When Nao discovers drugs in a locker owned by his syndicate, he no longer knows who to trust. With the police bearing down on the Matsukawa, Nao must make unlikely allies to find out the truth. Can he discover who is betraying him before time runs out, or will everyone suffer for a crime he didn’t commit?

Better Than Suicide is the second book in a Japanese mafia thriller series. If you like complex plots, gripping suspense, and splash of gay romance, then you’ll love the next installment in Amy Tasukada’s Yakuza Path series.
Buy Better Than Suicide to start the race against the clock today!

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