|About the Book|
Shigo (Postmortem), the second and last book in the Hikinami (Undertow) saga, begins just months after Tadashi Nakamura was murdered by his dead ex-girlfriend, Setsuko Takahashi, and his body dumped in the ocean. Reeled in by a fishing boat captainMoreShigo (Postmortem), the second and last book in the Hikinami (Undertow) saga, begins just months after Tadashi Nakamura was murdered by his dead ex-girlfriend, Setsuko Takahashi, and his body dumped in the ocean. Reeled in by a fishing boat captain near the Channel Islands, hes taken to a Coast Guard facility near Santa Barbara and subjected to an extensive identification verification process. LAPD detective and paranormal specialist Ethan Morris participates in that process. Afterwards, Tadashi is put on a corporate jet and flown to his hometown in Niigata City, Japan, so he can be interred at a local temple for the rest of eternity. Unfortunately, the son-in-law of the president of Sakai Motors is so consumed with rage over his own demise that he slaughters everyone onboard, crashes the plane into the Sea of Japan, and begins an insanely bloody rampage against the people of Niigata.His reign of terror wouldve gone on indefinitely if Tadashi hadnt allowed himself to be videotaped at a crime scene, and a bootleg copy of that incident hadnt appeared on the late news. Ethan sees the recording and convinces a local Sakai Motors executive that he can stop these senseless murders, and keep Sakai Motors out of the spotlight. One week later, Ethan arrives in Niigata and teams up with Tommy (Tatsuzo Takakura), a retired U.S. military police interpreter. Theyre joined by the beautiful Rei Mizuhara, Niigata homicide detective, and together they begin what most people would consider a dangerously impossible task: stopping a sadistic fiend from the netherworld who enjoys murdering people in the most innovative and gruesome manner possible, knows how to manipulate the environment, can mentally and physically control any human being, and is totally impervious to anything mortal.