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 Brennan Frank

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Taro Yamada used to be the best chef in Tokyo. But for some reason he and his wife Anzu left Japan and moved to New York. Now they are working in one restaurant, owned by Taro's nephew Iku. Taro is very good at cooking fugu. Fugu is a poisonous fish. If it is not prepared carefully enough, it can be deadly. One night two men come and demand to talk to Taro. They are dangerous gangsters from a famous Japanese society of criminals called Yakuza. In Japan Taro refused an offer to work in their restaurant. Now the men are threatening to kill Taro and his family unless he agrees to be their chef. But first he has to show his culinary skills and prepare the fugu fish the gangsters have brought. Unexpectedly the men want Taro to try the dish first.

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