Crossfire by Miyuki Miyabe

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A harrowing tale of murder and retribution.

Young, pretty Junko Aoki has an extraordinary ability-she can start fires through sheer force of will. When she begins using her gift of pyrokinesis to take the law into her own hands and punish violent criminals, her executions attract the attention of two very different groups: the Guardians, a secretive vigilante organization that tries to recruit her, and the arson squad of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Soon the police are on Junko's trail, most notably Detective Chikako Ishizu, a rationalist who must come to terms with the existence of paranormal forces. As Junko's crusade against evil escalates and she finds it harder to control her power, we are taken on a breathtaking and brutal journey through the urban landscape of Tokyo on a journey that challenges us, along with Chikako, to think about what's right and what's wrong in the name of justice.

Atmospheric, suspenseful, provocative, and even romantic, Crossfire is a tour de force sure to secure Miyuki Miyabe's place in the pantheon of today's top mystery writers.

About Miyuki Miyabe

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MIYUKI MIYABE was born in downtown Tokyo in 1960, and worked in a law office before becoming a full-time writer. She is the recipient of numerous literary prizes, including Japan's most prestigious award for popular literature, the Naoki Prize. Her third novel to be published in English, Crossfire was a major bestseller in Japan and has been adapted to film.
Published February 1, 2006 by Kodansha USA. 408 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Chikako and Makihara, the homicide detective assigned to a strikingly similar case, close in on Junko, she’s pursuing the ringleaders behind the abductions.

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Junko is determined to rescue her -- but soon there's a trail of bodies across Tokyo and a lot of people on her trail.

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