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 books! Dip your toe in with Kimono Suicide or jump in anywhere!
FOREVER JUNE “Forever June” is the prequel to the popular June Kato Intrigue Series, the story that kick starts everything!
Fresh out of surgical training, June Kato goes to Japan for two years of advanced research. Barely off the plane, she is talked into doing some fashion modeling to earn a little extra money, an old trade for her. As soon as she signs her contract, her life gets busy.
That’s where the fun ends and trouble starts. Plaguing Tokyo is a serial killer, one with a penchant for fashion models. With each passing week, more gruesome murders are reported, ones getting too close to home. June takes matters in her own hands when she discovers the deaths are linked to organized crime, the same yakuza clan that owns the company she works for. In a showdown of bravery and wits, June wrenches an agreement from the yakuza boss, that she and her workmates will be safe and their lives left alone.
That doesn’t last long. In fact, before she can even take a deep breath, June is cornered in a fight for her life.
KIMONO SUICIDE is a fast-paced murder mystery featuring Dr. June Kato, prominent LA neurosurgeon. The mystery starts when she finds a dead body in her traditional Japanese garden. The big question is if the young woman committed ritual seppuku or if she was murdered? In no time at all, June’s life is invaded by police and crime scene investigators. But it falls on June’s shoulders to find the killer, if only to save her own life. Between June’s little garden, models posing in kimono, and a few martial arts skills, this novel is filled with Japanese culture.
STALKING SILK In this complex serial killer who-dunnit, over-worked surgeon June Kato is at the limit of her patience, even on the best of days.
When cute but anonymous gifts arrive at work, home, everywhere she goes, it becomes obvious June has attracted a stalker, not the new lover she was hoping for. An old police friend accomplishes little with his cursory investigation, and even a private detective isn’t much help in tracking down the creepy admirer. By the time she uncovers the true identity of her stalker, he has gotten too close. Much too close.
YAKUZA LOVER Take a look inside the yakuza in this suspenseful crime mystery. Young Asian women are being forced into the fast-paced world of Los Angeles sex trade–with no way out. When they start showing up dead, the police 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.
Masquerading as a high class call girl, June Kato agrees to visit a nightclub, hoping to bring an end to LA’s busiest human trafficking crime ring. When she gets in too deep, she is caught in the bloody web of the yakuza. Desperate to save herself, she needs to climb, crawl, even fight her way to survival before time runs out.
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 before any further damage can be done. But what surprise awaits June once she gets her suspect cornered late at night?
ORCHIDS AND ICE Go on vacation with June Kato as she investigates odd occurrences in Hawaii. It doesn’t stop at odd. When benign threats turn to gruesome murder, June does what she believes is right by going to the police. But her evidence doesn’t match what the police have found. It isn’t long before a mystery she wants nothing to do with leads her into a race for her life!
BROKEN PROTOCOL When America’s next president is kidnapped, the White House worries. But when he is returned a little worse for wear, the real trouble is only starting. His doctors check him over and 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 quietly 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!