The June Kato Intrigue Series includes murder mysteries, medical suspense, Japanese culture, and thrills from the very beginning. Everyone at Kay Hadashi Novels hopes readers will have a great experience with our novels! Dip your toe in with Kimono Suicide or jump in almost anywhere!
FOREVER JUNE Coming summer 2018! Forever June is the prequel to the popular June Kato Intrigue Series. Neurosurgeon June Kato goes to Japan, the land of her heritage, to do extensive research into developing modern surgical techniques on the brain. Finding Tokyo is even more expensive that she planned, she lands a job in fashion. Before she knows it, June is up to her neck in work, little of it having anything to do with her research. But something isn’t right. The more involved she gets with the cosmetics company she works for, the more she discovers the yakuza, Japanese organized crime, is running the show. The murders of young women not much different than her cloud the picture. Scratching the surface a little too deeply, she is soon running for her life, a yakuza crime family with ties to the ancient samurai following her every move. June has to think fast and rely on instinct and skills when samurai steel flashes in her direction in this novel of suspense and thrills.
KIMONO SUICIDE is a murder mystery featuring Dr. June Kato, LA neurosurgeon and ex-fashion model. The mystery starts when she finds a dead body in her traditional Japanese garden, but was the unfortunate young woman murdered or did she commit ritual seppuku? In no time at all, June’s life is invaded by police and crime scene investigators, during an already busy week getting ready for her last fashion photo shoot. Between June’s little garden, the beautiful kimono worn during a fashion photo shoot, and a few martial arts skills, this novel is filled with Japanese culture.
STALKING SILK In this entertaining who-dunnit, over-worked surgeon June Kato is at the limit of her patience, even on the best of days. To relieve the stress of a demanding neurosurgery career, and to help warm her bed, she’s ready to grab the next guy that comes along.
When cute but anonymous text messages turn into odd phone calls, which eventually become strange gifts, it becomes obvious June has attracted a stalker, not a new lover. An old police friend accomplishes little with his cursory investigation, and even a private detective isn’t much help. Taking matters in her own hands, June goes on the defensive when her stalker follows her life, at home, at work, everywhere. With no help from the authorities, she does her best to learn the creep’s identity, making one wrong guess after another. By the time she uncovers the true identity of her stalker, he has gotten too close.
With no one near to rescue her, can she outwit him and get free? Or will her courage rule the day?
YAKUZA LOVER Young Asian women are being forced into the fast-paced world of Los Angeles sex trade–with no way out. When they start dying, local police departments set up a task force to put an end to it. The sting operation needs one person who can fit the bill, someone beautiful enough to pull off the image of being a high-class call girl, and clever enough to out-wit organized crime gangsters.
Meet June Kato, neurosurgeon, ex-fashion model…and now a yakuza boss’s girlfriend?
Against her better judgment but with justice on her mind, June enters the dark world of the yakuza, Japanese organized crime. Masquerading as a high class call girl, and relying on her knowledge of contemporary Japanese culture, she agrees to visit an LA nightclub, hoping to bring an end to LA’s busiest human trafficking crime ring. When she gets in too deep, the police abandon her, leaving her stranded in the bloody hands of the yakuza. Desperate to save herself, she needs to climb, crawl, even fight her way to survival before time runs out.
But can June survive the tatters of her life when the shocking conclusion finally comes?
DEADLY CONTACT In this intriguing medical mystery, Dr. June Kato is enlisted to find the source of an epidemic of serious brain infections. With each passing twist and turn, she gets closer to the truth, eventually exposing a conspiracy that leads straight to the top of hospital administration at two LA hospitals. With only suspicions as her guide, she rushes from one end of Los Angeles to the other, hoping to nab the culprit responsible for several deaths, before any further damage can be done. But what surprise awaits June once she gets her suspect cornered late at night?
ORCHIDS AND ICE Follow June Kato as she investigates odd occurrences while on vacation in Hawaii, from one side of the island and back again. Barely out of the airport, she meets the local law authority. The Chief of Police seems to have it in for June, especially after she returns to the station to give a witness statement for a brutal crime she has witnessed. It isn’t long before a mystery she wants nothing to do with leads her into an adventure.
BROKEN PROTOCOL When a top diplomat–and America’s next president–is kidnapped while out of the country, the White House worries. But when he is returned, the real trouble is only starting. When his doctors check him over, they discover surgery has been performed. With a few more exams, they find something about President-elect Jack Melendez that the nation shouldn’t know. Working the problem as quickly as they can, the Secret Service, the military, and politicians far and wide join forces with the one person who can save the day: Dr. June Kato. There is plenty of action in this page turner, with a surprise ending nobody expects, especially June!