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Diplomacy, danger, and desire collide when Brad Oaks pursues an ingenious international trade proposal that would rescue a family steel business and secure a scarce natural resource for the US. Is it a powerful idea or just a pipedream?
New to the Washington, D.C. lobbying scene, Brad’s pursuit of a solution to this political issue takes him from D.C to California to Tokyo as he seeks to thwart an international plot to sabotage America’s infrastructure. Brad has a plan to ease the bureaucratic red tape that’s derailing the Wishbone Pipeline project that’s so crucial to his client, Elgar Steel.
After a close call with a bullet from a sniper’s rifle, and the death of the owner of Elgar Steel, Brad is thrown into a tumultuous power struggle that finds him flying off to Tokyo to meet Amaya Mori, a previously-unknown heir to the family business. Brad is powerless to resist this Japanese woman’s sophistication, intellect, and beauty.
Just as Brad and Amaya have found each other, the pair find that they are targets of yakuza criminals who are in league with Iran. This faction is determined to claim the Elgar Steel inheritance and unleash their evil plan against the US. Will Brad be able to save the woman he loves and secure the future of the family business?
"Night Rain, Tokyo is a complex story mixing international political, business, and terror elements with family drama. Brad Oaks is trying to negotiate a pipeline deal during a particularly difficult atmosphere, when circumstances have lead to gas shortages similar to the 1970’s. The business Brad works for is depending on the seemingly impossible to pull off deal. Just as Brad is making headway into getting the deal rolling, disaster strikes in multiple ways. First, it appears that a deadly terrorist has targeted Brad and the pipeline, and Brad’s employer dies, and names a secret child as a third heir alongside his two daughters, putting the family owned Elgar Steel in turmoil. This sets a great foundation for the danger and intrigue Brad must navigate to seal the deal and more importantly, stay safe.
Feist manages to write the family drama between the heiresses and Brad in such a strong and dramatic way that it holds your interest just as much as the dangers Brad faces, which makes for a well rounded and consistently entertaining story."