Secret Agent of Japan – Amleto Vespa

542677722.0.mThis must be one of the best titles for a book ever. Period. Amleto Vespa was a spy for Japan, but claimed in the book he was forced to become one. If not, the Japanese would murder his family. The adult version of the premisse that underlies all decent martial arts flicks like The Karate Kid: I don’t want to fight, but you’re making it impossible for me not to open a can of whoop-ass on you. And boy, does the book deliver: here are some chapter titles that should wet the appetite for whoop-ass in print:

“White-Slave Traders”
“How Chang Tso-lin was Killed”

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