The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction

The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 17/08/2023
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Umiko Wada never set out to be a private detective, let alone become the one-woman operation behind the Kodaka Detective Agency. But so it has turned out, thanks to the death of her former boss, Kazuto Kodaka, in mysterious circumstances. Keen to avoid a similar fate, Wada chooses the cases she takes very carefully. A businessman who wants her to track down his estranged son offers what appears to be a straightforward assignment. Soon she finds herself pulled into a labyrinthine conspiracy with links to a twenty-seven-year-old investigation by her late employer and to the chaos and trauma of the dying days of the Second World War. As Wada uncovers a dizzying web of connections between then and now, it becomes clear that someone has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep the past buried. Soon those she loves most will be sucked into the orbit of one of the most powerful men in Tokyo. And he will do whatever it takes to hold on to his power... The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction is another tour de force from the cunning mind of master storyteller Robert Goddard. Spanning seventy years, it takes the reader on a head-spinning journey of twist and counter-twist which keep you guessing until the final pages.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781787635104
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 667g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38 mm

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The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction
A brilliant piece of private detective fiction
Robert Goddard is the consummate detective /crime writer and can create and weave a plot that can challenge the most ardent crime enthusiast. This is the... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction
Highly recommended
This is the first book i read by Robert Goddard and will surely read other in this fascinating series. An intriguing novel featuring a strong character lik... READ MORE
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction
Like the finest origami, the plot folds beautifully
Umiko Wada is successfully running her private investigation business and is discrete and effective. However when engaged to find a missing man her assign... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction
This is one of my favourite authors who I have been with for absolutely ages and who has never disappointed me. As I mentioned in my review for The Fine Ar... READ MORE
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction
A complex plot with many characters but very enjoyable
This will be my fourth book I’ve read by Robert Goddard. This book also features Umiko Wada who is a Private Investigator. She started out in the first boo... READ MORE
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction
Cleverly compelling!
I absolutely loved the first book about Wada, the Japanese detective, running her late boss’s agency herself after his untimely death. This follow up novel... READ MORE
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