COMING SOON! LAUNCH DATE APRIL 2018
Alone without passport or direction, 15-year-old Thai girl Sukanya escapes from the studio where she’s been held for days. Tokyo is nothing like Bangkok, but the men chasing her are the same. She knows what will happen if they catch her.
Detective Hiroshi Shimizu and ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi are called in to the scene of a multiple homicide on the set of a porn studio. When they struggle to make sense of the strange deaths, they start to rely on the dubious methods of their mentor, Takamatsu, to get results. The detectives follow a tangle of misdirection into Tokyo’s murky, violent streets, vibrant night life and tough teenage workers.
Sukanya finds help from the streetwise Misaki, a Japanese teen living on her own in an internet café. Together, they try to get free and clear, but the men controlling their fate have other ideas. Beneath the layers of Tokyo’s excitement lies a dark side of the city, where women are worth only what they can earn or what they fight for.
Thai Girl in Tokyo is the third Tokyo-based thriller in the Hiroshi series by award-winning author Michael Pronko.