Collector Of Secrets by Richard GoodfellowCollector Of Secrets by Richard Goodfellow

Collector Of Secrets

byRichard Goodfellow

Hardcover | August 11, 2015

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A riveting debut thriller with the twists and turns of 'North by Northwest' and The Firm about an American in Japan who comes upon a mysterious decades-old diary, and ends up caught in a web of global espionage he cannot possibly fathom.Max Travers is an English teacher in Japan. When his manipulative boss begins swindling the unsuspecting parents of his students, Max must retrieve his passport to return home. Max sneaks into her office only to stumble upon a burglary-in-progress. Max barely escapes, but accidentally takes a strange diary bound in leather and embossed with a strange seal. Little does Max know that this diary has been hidden for over half a century, and its secrets could topple some of Japan's most powerfulpeople and rewrite the history of the royal family.Max soon finds himself on the run from everyone from tattooed Yakuza to the Japanese police and amysterious American who has ties in the highest places, all willing to kill for the diary's secrets. With his and girlfriend's lives in the balance, Max must decipher the diary's secrets in a richly detailed and ambitious thriller that covers everything from World War II to Watergate.
Richard Goodfellow spent two years teaching English in Japan in the early 1990s. A software consultant and self-described road warrior, he penned the majority of COLLECTOR OF SECRETS on airplanes and in small towns throughout Oregon, Texas, Florida, and everywhere in between. After completion of the novel's first draft, he returned t...
Title:Collector Of SecretsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 6.43 × 9.33 × 1.21 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:Polis BooksLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

Astounding praise for COLLECTOR OF SECRETS: 'A web of history, treason, and danger brings the tension to a boil in Richard Goodfellow's COLLECTOR OF SECRETS. This one is definitely worth the price of admission. A worthy debut by a new voice in the thriller genre.' -Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE PATRIOT THREAT and THE TEMPLAR LEGACY Intelligent, engrossing, and as fast as a Bullet train, COLLECTOR OF SECRETS is a winner. Richard Goodfellow has given us a hero to cheer for, exotic locales, and a riveting story I devoured over a single weekend. What more can you ask... except when is the next book coming?" -Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of RULES OF DECEPTION and INVASION OF PRIVACY "(A) wonderfully detailed chase thriller... The narrative travels at bullet train speeds, but Goodfellow never lets go of its authentic settings or its depth of character." -Carole Barrowman,The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "Stellar... relentlessly paced, meticulously plotted, and richly described, a page-turner of the highest order." -Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "A fast-moving and well-researched debut thriller filled with intrigue, conspiracies, and Japanese culture. Max and Tomoko are a likable duo facing plausible, scary situations that will keep readers turning the pages. The plot is filled with action, the details are rich and colorful. An enjoyable first novel that never bogs down as it races to a satisfying finish." -Kirkus Reviews "Goodfellow's action-packed thriller is full of international intrigue... fans of fast-paced conspiracy capers will happily hold on for the ride." -Booklist "Goodfellow does an excellent job of giving the reader a triptych view of Japan... Whether the beginning of a series or otherwise, COLLECTOR OF SECRETS marks Goodfellow as an author to watch in the future." -Bookreporter "With its plethora of treachery and violence, COLLECTOR OF SECRETS is an unusually exciting and knowledgeable read." -Mystery Scene "COLLECTOR OF SECRETS is what you'd get if Alfred Hitchcock directed an Indiana Jones movie. A naive young American teaching English in Japan gets his hands on a mysterious diary that holds secrets that can topple world governments and the key to a massive treasure. Now he's on the run from Japanese gangsters, the police and a C.I.A. assassin. What fun!" -Philip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE and SLEIGHT OF HAND "Max Travers stumbles upon one of Japan's most explosive secrets, and to survive he'll have to shed the skin of the innocent abroad and become a hero. In COLLECTOR OF SECRETS, Richard Goodfellow makes full use of his years living and teaching in Japan in this twisty debut thriller packed with adrenaline and fear.' -Sean Chercover, bestselling author of THE DEVIL'S GAME and THE TRINITY GAME 'With a deft eye on the 'outsider' experience in Japan, Richard Goodfellow weaves together a suspenseful and entertaining tale with COLLECTOR OF SECRETS.' -Barry Lancet, award-winning author of JAPANTOWN and TOKYO KILL "A deftly crafted novel of riveting suspense from beginning to end, "Collector of Secrets" is all the more remarkable considering that it is author Richard Goodfellow debut novel. Solidly entertaining from first page to last, "Collector of Secrets" is very highly recommended." -Midwest Book Review "