Student Grey Hutchins has come to Tokyo because of an obsession. Vulnerable and on the edge, she is searching for a fragment of film supposedly taken during the notorious Nanking Massacre in 1937 when the Japanese murdered 300,000 civilians. Some say the film doesn't exist. The only man who can help is a survivor of the Massacre. He works at the university, immersed in his books and wary of strangers, he will at first have nothing to do with Grey. Increasingly desperate and alone in this alien city, she accepts a hostess job at an exclusive nightspot catering for businessmen and gangsters and it is there she comes to the attention of one particular man. Ancient, wheel-chair bound and guarded by a terrifying nurse, it is rumoured he relies on a strange elixir for his continued well-being - an elixir others want, at any price. It is from here that will Grey unearth the horror that links the present with the past...With its heady atmosphere of overt violence, lurking fear and sexual tension, TOKYO grabs the reader and refuses to let go until its shattering final pages.