The Little Tokyo Informant

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Overlook Press, 2013 - Fiction - 378 pages
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Autumn, 1941. At a secret meeting in Washington, FBI Assistant Director Harry Guttman is told that the Soviet Union has been infiltrating the highest levels of the United States government. Fifty thousand dollars has been wired by Russian intelligence officers in New York to a Japanese bank in Los Angeles, but the trail goes cold. Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim knows a local informant who's willing to help, but he vanishes mysteriously overnight. Nessheim's frantic search leads him through the dense streets of LA's Little Tokyo to a risky undercover gambit in Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese surprise attack.

Hailed as the "successor to Frederick Forsyth" (Independent), Andrew Rosenheim shifts his focus from the homegrown Nazi threats in Fear Itself to the looming threat of war with Japan in the last days of peace before Pearl Harbor awoke the sleeping giant. The Informant is a well researched and skillfully rendered portrait of America on the cusp of the world stage.

Praise for Fear Itself:

"If you like wartime political thrillers, you'll love Andrew Rosenheim's gripping Fear Itself." --Newsweek/Daily Beast

"This top-notch historical thriller from Rosenheim, the first in a new series . . . will only whet readers' appetites for more." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Rosenheim (Fear Itself, 2012, etc.) brings back swashbuckling Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim in a noirish World War II-era thriller that's rich in atmosphere if light on momentum.In the weeks before ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Andrew Rosenheim grew up in Chicago and in a small town in Michigan. He went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1977. For many years he worked in publishing, at Oxford University Press and Penguin Books among others, and is now a full-time writer. He is married with twin daughters.

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