Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2011

344 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9784770031082

Bookseller Code (02)


Remote Control

Kotaro Isaka
Translated by Stephen Snyder

A Publication of Kodansha USA

Masaharu Aoyagi, a former delivery-truck driver in the city of Sendai, is unemployed. Two years ago he achieved brief notoriety for rescuing a local starlet from a robbery attempt while making a delivery to her apartment. Now he is back in the spotlight-this time as the main suspect in the assassination of a newly elected prime minister who had come to Sendai for a hometown victory parade.

Set in a near-future Japan modeled on the United States, Remote Control follows Aoyagi on a forty-eight-hour chase, in a dramatic retelling of the Kennedy killing, with Aoyagi in the role of a framed Lee Harvey Oswald. Can he discover why he has been set up and who is responsible? Can he find the real assassin and prove to the world his innocence - amidst media pronouncements of his guilt - before the conspirators take him out?


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