Leopard by Richard LA Plante

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The sequel to the thriller Mantis finds Josef Tanaka returning to Japan to find his brother's brutal killer, leading him into the strange world of sumo wrestling, ritual tatooing, and the Yakuza and a confrontation with a human killing machine.

About Richard LA Plante

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Richard La Plante's thrillers, "Mantis, Leopard, Steroid Blues," and" Mindkill," are compelling reading for those who love fast-paced films like the "Lethal Weapon" series. La Plante is also the author of two nonfiction books about motorcycles and the love a man can have for a machine, "Hog Fever "and" Detours," A native of the Philadelphia area, Richard La Plante lives with his family on Long Island in New York.
Published July 1, 1994 by Forge. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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This puts Joey and his partner, detective Bill Fogarty, who has arrived from Philadelphia to help, on the trail of a most unusual gang of serial killers led by a mysterious man known as the Leopard because of his unusual full-body tattoo, which is visible only when he is sexually aroused.

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La Plante sets most of his taut new martial arts/police thriller, a sequel to Mantis , around Philadelphia medical examiner Josef Tanaka's Tokyo family and the friends and fiancee whom he rescued from brutal attack in the earlier book.

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