The Yakusa Tattoo

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A CHICAGO COP.

A JAPANESE MOB WAR.

A FIGHT FOR HONOR—AND SURVIVAL.

HIS NAME IS 1S MULVANEY, AND HIS WAY IS PAVED IN BLOOD.

A top Chicago mobster is ready to come clean. The deal: rescue his grandson from the Yakusa—the Japanese mafia. Suddenly, streetwise cop and ex-Green Beret Ed Mulvaney is plunging into a world of ancient rituals and sleazy sex shops, drug trafficking and the most sophisticated killers in the world: the Ninja. When the Yakusa take a beautiful undercover cop hostage, Mulvaney has to fight his way into a storm of blood, flashing blades and screaming bullets. And then he has to fight his way out again.
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About the author

Jerry Ahern is a science fiction and action author best known for his post-apocalyptic survivalist series The Survivalist. These pulp novels have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. He also authored the gut-wrenching, action-packed series, They Call Me the Mercenary under the pseudonym Axel Kilgore. Along with his wife, Sharon, he is co-author of over eighty internationally-published novels.
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Speaking Volumes
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Pages
318
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ISBN
9781612323329
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Language
English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
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