Chronically underemployed Japanese-American sleuth Rei Shimura has taken a freelance gig with a Washington, D.C., alphabet agency that just might have ties to the CIA. Her mission, should she choose to accept it, is to go undercover as a clerk in a big Tokyo department store. It's a risky assignment, but it also gives Rei a store discount that allows her to freely indulge her shopaholic tendencies.
Meanwhile, she's listening in on private conversations, crashing a conference, and fending off the unwanted advances of a couple of the store's executives who seem fascinated by her navel ring. When her cover is blown, Rei is in big trouble. Suddenly she's neck-deep in something very nasty, and it will take all her resourcefulness and unorthodox methods to survive a determined killer.
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The attention to sartorial details and the store's workings fascinates, but we get no sense of what besides designer labels and her cute boss makes Rei tick.Aug 25 2006 | Read Full Review of Girl in a Box
Fans of Sujata Massey's series starring stylish Japanese antiquities dealer Rei Shimura are in for a fashion show as well as a mystery. In her latest misadventure, Rei goes undercover in a Tokyo department store, where she is searching for proof that the store's books are cooked. ...| Read Full Review of Girl in a Box
Rei was out for her usual jog when she noticed someone running behind her.| Read Full Review of Girl in a Box
The 9th book of the Rei Shimura series by Suja Massey takes our heroine stimulating spaces and places.| Read Full Review of Girl in a Box
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