Light shelfwear to covers and edges. Spine has small tilt and creases. Pages tight and clean but yellowed due to age. Rubber stamped on ends. 250 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1994. ISBN: 0373280181. As a linguistics student, Nora James's brief stint as a hostess in a posh Japanese nightclub offers unparalleled exposure to the language's most intriguing colloquialisms. With her hidden tape recorder, she has high expectations when powerful industry giant Akira Takasugi enters the club. But things go terrifyingly wrong. Mistaken for a spy, she is abducted by Takasaugi's thugs and imprisoned at his compound in Kyoto. And, after witnessing horror upon horror, she knows her captors will not release her alive. Staging her own daring escape, she joins forces with a man also caught up in Takasugi's devious web-now closing with deadly finality around them both.