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About the Author


Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and award-wining writer who is published around the world. He has won the Shincho Mystery Club Award, Mystery Writers of Japan Award, Japan Booksellers’ Award, and the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize. Bullet Train is his US debut.

Praise For…


“Zippily translated by Sam Malissa for The Overlook Press, this is one novel that lives up to its title. Fueled by a seductively explosive premise, it's fast, deadly and loads of fun… At once outlandish and virtuoso, Bullet Train is like one of those dazzling balance beam routines that keep you hoping the gymnast will stick the landing.”

 
— NPR's Fresh Air

“A great end-of-summer beach read, as the action moves fast -- just like the bullet train of the title. Isaka will definitely keep you guessing to the end…”

 
— Collider

“Breakneck pacing, masterful character development, and well-timed comic relief set Isaka's pitch-perfect (and seamlessly translated) thriller up for blockbuster status."
— Kirkus

“Isaka keeps the suspense high throughout. Fans of intricate action fiction will be enthralled.”

 
— Publishers Weekly

“Isaka has created an off-beat, fast-paced, and humorous thriller, unlike any other thriller you’ll find on the bookshelves.”

 
— Your Money Geek


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419756337
ISBN-10: 1419756338
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Language: English