A woman taking on risky business for a chance at a new life. A dirty detective in over his head with a criminal kingpin. A family slaughtered in their luxurious living room. A drug deal in a desolate corner of Death Valley. Disillusioned spies and decades-old scandals. A samurai blade that can best a volley of hundreds of bullets. A boy carrying nothing but a guitar case and a grudge-fueled mission…Quick Draw, winner of the 2012 Golden Elephant Award, combines samurai spirit with spaghetti Western, taking a classic revenge tale and infusing it with clear-eyed criticism of modern America. Set on the West Coast of the U.S., this novel reaches the heights of a hard-boiled crime thriller with the welcome addition of a touch of contemporary urban mythos. Once you start turning the pages, there is no turning back.
Shu Ejima, born 1976. An avid reader of mysteries, horror stories and science fiction, Mr. Ejima enjoys extraordinarily large-scale tales that read like Hollywood movies. He is dedicated to crafting stories in any genre so long as they leave the reader saying, “That was fascinating.” He dreams of visiting all the World Heritage sites around the globe. His interests include barbecueing and martial arts. The screen-saver on his cell phone is a picture of his brother and sister-in-law’s pet dachshund.