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The Resource Black dragon, Kirk Mitchell

Black dragon, Kirk Mitchell

Label
Black dragon
Title
Black dragon
Statement of responsibility
Kirk Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In addition to being a fast-paced thriller laced with intrigue and murder, this is also a provocative look at the shameful treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. In 1944, Lt. Jared Campbell, head of military police at the Manzanar, Calif., internment camp, finds the body of issei (Japan-born) Masao Shido, apparently a case of seppuku (ritual suicide). Campbell then discovers the headless corpse of the camp's Quaker director. With the help of camp police-chief Hank Fukuda, an American-trained criminologist, Campbell tries to solve the mystery. Suspicion centers on Maj. Tadashi (Eddie) Nitta, a one-armed veteran of the Italian campaign. Some complications arise (an aqueduct near Manzanar is bombed by Japanese explosives) and some are built in (Campbell and Nitta's wife Kimiko are in love). Outsiders Campbell, an Okie escaping from the Dust Bowl, and Fukuda, a nisei torn by two cultures, team up to uncover a land-grab scheme directed against Japanese-American property owners. Fighting powers high in the Fourth Army, Campbell becomes a fugitive in a race to save both Fukuda and Kimiko from the insane killer. This is a bleak and effective book that does not gild the sorry racism of the times
Summary
During World War II, Jared Campbell, a civilian homicide detective stationed at Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp in California, joins forces with Hank Fukuda, the camp's internal police chief, to investigate the decapitation murder of the camp director and the suicide of an internee
Tone
Writing style
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045579
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mitchell, Kirk
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.I7675
LC item number
B5 1988
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Private investigators
  • Murder
  • Concentration camps
  • California
  • Concentration camps
  • Military police
  • Murder
  • Private investigators
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Black dragon, Kirk Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm17440299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9780312017743
Lccn
87036695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17440299
  • (Sirsi) a220700
Label
Black dragon, Kirk Mitchell
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm17440299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9780312017743
Lccn
87036695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17440299
  • (Sirsi) a220700

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