By Michael Crichton
From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this riveting mystery of company intrigue and cutthroat festival among American and eastern company interests.
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at the forty-fifth ground of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles—the new American headquarters of the massive jap conglomerate—a grand establishing get together is in complete swing.
at the forty-sixth flooring, in an empty convention room, the corpse of an attractive younger lady is discovered.
The research instantly turns into a headlong chase via a twisting maze of commercial intrigue, a no-holds-barred clash during which keep an eye on of an essential American expertise is the fiercely coveted prize—and within which the japanese announcing “Business is struggle” takes on a terrifying reality.
“A grand maze of plot twists . . . Crichton’s present for spinning a well timed yarn goes to be sufficient, once more, to serve a present tenant of the bestseller checklist with an eviction notice.”—New York Daily News
“The motion in Rising Sun unfolds at a breathless pace.”—Business Week
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In the meantime, Kelly was once on the brink of stream the girl’s physique off the desk onto a gurney, ahead of zipping it into the bag, and he was once— Then it hit me. they'd cameras up there. 5 varied cameras. overlaying everything of the ground. I stated, “Oh my God” and that i spun round, very excited. i used to be approximately to assert whatever while Connor smiled at me in an ideal way, and positioned his hand on my shoulder. He squeezed my shoulder—hard. “Lieutenant,” he acknowledged. The ache was once fantastic. i attempted to not wince. “Yes, Captain? ” “I wonder whether you’d brain if I requested Mr. Phillips one or questions. ” “No, Captain. pass correct forward. ” “Perhaps you’d take notes. ” “Good concept, Captain. ” He published my shoulder. I received out my notepad. Connor sat at the fringe of the desk and acknowledged, “Have you been with Nakamoto protection lengthy, Mr. Phillips? ” “Yes, sir. approximately six years now. i began over of their los angeles Habra plant, and while I damage my leg—in a motor vehicle accident—and couldn’t stroll so reliable, they moved me to defense. within the plant. simply because I wouldn’t need to stroll round, you spot. Then once they opened the Torrance plant, they moved me over there. My spouse bought a task within the Torrance plant, too. They do Toyota subassemblies. Then, while this construction opened, they introduced me right here, to paintings nights. ” “I see. Six years altogether. ” “Yes, sir. ” “You needs to love it. ” “Well, I let you know, it’s a safe activity. That’s anything in the US. i do know they don’t imagine a lot of black fogeys, yet they continuously taken care of me ok. And hell, earlier than this I labored for GM in Van Nuys, and that’s … you recognize, that’s long gone. ” “Yes,” Connor acknowledged sympathetically. “That place,” Phillips acknowledged, shaking his head on the reminiscence. “Christ. The administration assholes they used to ship right down to the ground. You couldn’t think it. M. B. fucking A. , out of Detroit, little weenies didn’t comprehend shit. They didn’t know the way the road labored. They didn’t be aware of a device from a die. yet they’d nonetheless order the foremen round. They’re all pulling in 2 hundred fucking thousand a 12 months and so they didn’t recognize shit. And not anything ever labored correct. The automobiles have been all a section of shit. yet here,” he acknowledged, tapping the counter. “Here, I received an issue, or anything doesn’t paintings, I inform a person. and so they come correct down, and so they recognize the system—how it works—and we move over the matter jointly, and it will get fastened. immediately. difficulties get mounted the following. That’s the adaptation. I let you know: those humans watch out. ” “So you're keen on it right here. ” “They continuously handled me okay,” Phillips stated, nodding. That didn’t precisely strike me as a sparkling endorsement. I had the sensation this man wasn’t devoted to his employers and some questions might force the wedge. All we needed to do was once motivate the holiday. “Loyalty is important,” Connor acknowledged, nodding sympathetically. “It is to them,” he stated. “They anticipate you to teach all this enthusiasm for the corporate. so that you be aware of, I regularly are available in fifteen or twenty mins early, and remain fifteen or twenty mins after the shift is over. they prefer you to install the additional time. I did an identical at Van Nuys, yet not anyone ever spotted.