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  • Location: Tokyo - Marioka

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Five killers find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money.

  • ISBN: B08F9M3YQC
  • Translator: Sam Malissa
  • Genre: Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Satoshi looks like an innocent schoolboy but he is really a viciously cunning psychopath. Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to him, and Kimura has tracked him onto the bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard.

Nanao, the self-proclaimed ‘unluckiest assassin in the world’, and the deadly partnership of Tangerine and Lemon are also travelling to Morioka. A suitcase full of money leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will get off alive at the last station?

Travel Guide

Take the train from Tokyo to Marioka

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Morioka. The journey takes about 2h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tokyo Station Nihonbashi-guchi to Morioka  and judging by this novel, you might want to consider the bus. Safer.

Marioka is an apt place for these characters to be headed to. It’s an area which was popular with clans and was the site of several battles. Following the Battle of Sekigahara, Kozukata Castle was renamed Morioka Castle.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Bullet Train

Destination/location: Tokyo, Marioka  Author/guide:  Kotaro Isaka Departure Time: 2000s

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