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Nicolás Obregón - "Blue Light Yokohama"

Nicolás Obregón - "Blue Light Yokohama"

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:30pm

7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

On Thursday, March 9th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Nicolás Obregón to discuss and sign his novel Blue Light Yokohama. Nicolás Obregón is a British-Spanish dual national and grew up between London and Madrid. He has worked as a steward at sports stadiums, an editor in legal publishing and a travel writer, falling in love with Japan while on assignment for a magazine. Blue Light Yokohama is his first novel. This event is free and open to the public.  Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

In this beautifully written, hauntingly original first novel, a police inspector in Tokyo with a painful past is assigned to investigate a disturbing multiple murder. Blue Light Yokohama opens with Inspector Iwata reinstated to the Homicide Division and transferred to a precinct in Tokyo. Iwata is facing superiors who don’t want him there and is assigned a recalcitrant partner, Noriko Sakai, who’d rather work with anyone else. After the previous detective working the case killed himself, Iwata and Sakai are assigned to investigate the slaughter of an entire family, a brutal murder with no clear motive or killer. At the crime scene, they find puzzling ritualistic details. Black smudges. A strange incense smell. And a symbol—a large black sun. Iwata doesn’t know what the symbol means but he knows what the killer means by it: I am here. I am not finished.

As Iwata investigates, it becomes clear that these murders by the Black Sun Killer (as he becomes known) are not the first, nor the last attached to that symbol. As he tries to track down the history of black sun symbol, puzzle out the motive for the crime, and connect this to other murders, Iwata finds himself racing another clock—the superiors who are trying to have him removed for good.

Haunted by his own past, his inability to sleep, and a song, ‘Blue Light Yokohama,’ Iwata is at the center of a compelling, brilliantly moody, layered novel sure to be one of the most talked about debuts in 2017.