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The Devil of Nanking

Mo Hayder

With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities-Tokyo-from an internationally best-selling author.

With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities-Tokyo-from an internationally best-selling author.
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With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities-Tokyo-from an internationally best-selling author.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey, Simon Vance

Length:

12h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

18:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

19:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

25:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:25