The Sleeping Dragon

The Sleeping Dragon

( Japanese title - Ryuu wa nemuru - 1991 )

Book by Miyuki Miyabe

Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi

Published; Kodansha International - hardback - 2010
ISBN; 4770031041 / 9784770031044

A fierce typhoon strikes Tokyo one night, flooding the city streets. Someone removes a manhole cover, and a little boy out searching for his pet goes missing and is believed drowned in the sewers. Is it murder? These events throw together a struggling journalist named Kosaka with two young men who may or may not have psychic powers. Forming an unlikely alliance, the three dig into the boy's disappearance. However, as a series of inexplicable events unfold, Kosaka wonders if his new young acquaintances haven't snared him in some kind of strange con game. Then the journalist's former fiancée disappears. Known to still be harboring strong feelings for his now-married old girlfriend, Kosaka becomes the main suspect in the case. With his reputation and personal life threatening to crumble altogether, Kosaka is forced to wrestle not only with life-threatening events but also his rising doubts about the two young men who have so suddenly appeared in his life.


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