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And it's shocking to me how readers don't seem to notice or comment on how the section in Japan is so anti-American. Trevanian pulls no punches with what he perceives as American atrocities. Nicholas's benefactor's daughter and baby boy and killed in the fire bombing of Tokyo and his first girlfriend is killed at Hiroshima. But the words "Pearl Harbor" don't appear in the book at all. In fact, one section gives the impression that it wasn't Japan started the war, but all the barbarian countries ganging up on poor little Japan. What bullies! Some of the details are good. I was touched by how the Japanese people bowed to wounded soldiers to show their appreciation. It wasn't like they took it for granted and then went on to uncle mikes.