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A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book:\nWhat is pachinko? An electronic pinball game that has become a national obsession in Japan. Who controls the pachinko parlors in Japan? The North Koreans--and it's a multibillion-dollar industry. Who is the Pachinko Woman? Helim Kim, a gorgeous young Korean businesswoman raised in Tokyo, now living in Los Angeles. American intelligence has nicknamed Helim Kim the Pachinko Woman, but because of her complex North Korean, Japanese, and American roots, they aren't sure whose side she is really on. What they are sure of is that she has high-level connections in each country and could be a deadly opponent to her enemies. When she falls in love with a young liberal lawyer from L.A., she's terrified that he will find out just how complicated her political ties are, that she is being manipulated by more than one Asian superpower and stalked by a hired assassin. The ghosts of Korean comfort women, once forced to serve as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army, still haunt Helim, and as her life starts to spin out of control, she discovers that the sins of the past may actually serve to save her future-and that of her beloved homeland.
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Helim Kim, a beautiful Korean businesswoman with complex and dangerous ties to North Korean, Japanese, and American espionage interests, falls in love with an unsuspecting Los Angeles lawyer and desperately tries to keep her secrets from threatening him.
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Book Description William Morrow & Company, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688161707
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688161707