by Monica L. Patton
Genre: Steamy Thriller
Philomene Doucette is a made-to-order assassin, and death never looked so good. Smuggled into Japan to carry out a kill, she finds herself enmeshed in a web of half-truths and shadow agendas. When the carnage exacts a personal toll, Philomene takes it all on–like the beautiful monster she was programmed to be.
“The characters are intriguing and the storyline pulled me in from the first page. The family dynamic, power struggles, and mystery surrounding the disappearance of… the perfect concoction for a page-turner.” – Sara Fields, Book Club Moderator, The Phenomenal Women Group
Neo Geisha Synopsis
Philomene Doucette is a made-to-order assassin, and death never looked so good.
Brain-washed by Beau Dupree, a CIA spook, Philomene is preparing for her biggest mission to date: Kill Haruto Mori, leader of Japan’s Onagowai clan. She is put under the charge of Tadakai, the son of Dupree’s Yakuza associate. Despite being cautioned, Tadakai falls for the pretty killer—and despite herself, she returns his love.
To conceal her true purpose, she is smuggled into Japan via the sex trade and given as a gift to Haruto. Philomene’s mission to kill Haruto becomes an inner battle as she struggles to break free of her conditioning and the growing fondness she feels both for Haruto and his ever-present shadow, The Green-Eyed One. When there is an outside attempt on Haruto’s life, Philomene realizes there is more to the mission than revealed.
Devastated when the carnage exacts a personal toll, she takes it all on–like the beautiful monster she was programmed to be.
NEO GEISHA will be issued with a companion six-song soundtrack, co-composed by Monica L. Patton, author and co-lyricist of the Broadway-bound Love & Southern Discomfort, and Daniel Klintworth, the former associate conductor on The Book of Mormon Musical Tour.” The novel features cover and chapter art by Harvey Richards, formerly of DC Comics, with actress Bryce Charles serving as the muse and Literary and cultural coach Dr. Yuko Kurahashi for cultural competency.
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About the Author
Ms. Patton is the author of Love & Southern Discomfort, an engaging musical about an old-money family, told through the prism of love lost, addiction, mental illness, and a harrowing family secret. Monica toured with the Broadway 2nd National tour of The Book of Mormon since its inception in 2012 (she was the only cast member to be in the company from day one until it closed in 2020.) Ms. Patton has worked with such notables as Jesse Norman, Diahann Carroll, and Freda Payne. She covered Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and sang opposite Jon Secada as the Narrator in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.