Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

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imageTokyo Heist by Diana Renn

June 14, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Violet loves reading manga and wearing scarves made from kimono fabric, so she’s thrilled that her father’s new painting commission means a summer trip to Japan. But what starts as an exotic vacation quickly turns into a dangerous treasure hunt.
Her father’s client, the wealthy Yamada family, is the victim of a high-profile art robbery. Someone has stolen van Gogh sketches from the Yamadas’ Seattle mansion, and is holding them hostage until the Yamadas can produce the corresponding van Gogh painting.
The problem is that nobody knows where this painting is hidden, and until they find it, all of their lives are in danger. Violet’s search for the missing van Gogh takes her from the Seattle Art Museum, to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo, to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery deepens, Violet’s not sure whom she can trust.
But she knows one thing: she has to find the painting and the criminals—before it’s too late.


StoryLoverX said...

A girl who likes reading manga and japan, my kind of book!
My WoW

Lexie said...

Eee! I love the sound of this one. Mystery, adventure, and an Asian influence not often found in YA today. Definitely adding this to my TBR list. Fabulous choice!

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