The Mereleigh Record Club, a group
of 60-something-year-old friends from their old rock and roll days, receives an
invitation from a similar group in Japan to visit and assist with a charity
The best-laid plans of the
Japanese go astray due to cultural misunderstandings and a case of mistaken
identity. Then the daughter of a friend of one of the group, who is an
entertainer, goes missing in Japan.
The shadowy hand of the Yakuza
crime syndicate is believed to be behind her sudden disappearance, and the
faction puts heavy pressure on the record group to cancel its tour of Japan.
Will the woman be found alive?
The beat goes on in the thriller The
Mereleigh Record Club Tour of Japan: Lost in Japan. Author Roy Vaughan draws from his
personal knowledge of Japan to compile this fast-moving novel. For many years
he worked as a journalist covering Japanese affairs for the New Zealand Herald.
Many situations and characterizations in his book are drawn from real-life
experiences, giving it a high degree of realism.