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FAKE Volume 01

Title: FAKE Volume 1
Mangaka: Sanami Matou
Published by: Tokyopop
Release Date: 2004
Series: FAKE #1
Language: English
Purchased From: NZAE Con Dunedin
Purchase Price: NZ $3.30

Meet Ryo and Dee, two New York City cops with an attraction for action -- and each other! When  Ryo, a soft-spoken officer joins the NYPD's 27th precinct, he's soon partnered up with Dee -- a cocky, confident cop with attitude to spare. Their first investigation centers arounda street punk named Bikky who's up to no good. When Dee and Bikky are kidnapped, it's up to Ryo to come to their rescue and save the day. Afterwards, Dee reveals his feelings for Ryo run much deeper than friendship, but Ryo isn't exactly receptive to his overtures. In fact, he's not sure what to think or where to turn! Before long, their attention is diverted by a young pickpocket named Carol who needs protection from a group of gangsters who want her dead. As the authoritative officers do everything in their power to protect her, their bond grows stronger and stronger. Soon, it's impossible to ignore the electrified emotions that are brewing between them. Could this be love?!


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FAKE Volume 02

Title: FAKE Volume 2
Mangaka: Sanami Matou
Published by: Tokyopop
Release Date: 2004
Series: FAKE #2
Language: English
Purchased From: NZAE Con Dunedin
Purchase Price: NZ $3.30

This time, Dee and Ryo go on their first vacation together, but their break from crime-fighting doesn't last long. When the duo encounter a corpse, their forced to answer questions from local police and soon discover that four Japanese people have recently been murdered there. Officer Berkeley Rose seeks their help. When JJ, Bikky and Carol show up, it appears that one of their group might be the killers next target. With a lot of skill and a little luck, Dee and Ryo will be able to solve this murder mystery before another life is lost.

Later, Dee takes Ryo to visit the orphanage he grew up in. When a bomb explodes and seriously injures the nun who raised him, Dee will stop at nothing to find the perpetrator and get even. It's up to Ryo to stop Dee before his lust for revenge leads to murder.


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FAKE Volume 03

Title: FAKE Volume 03
Mangaka: Sanami Matou
Published by: Tokyopop
Release Date: 2004
Series: FAKE #3
Language: English
Purchased From: NZAE Con Dunedin
Purchase Price: NZ $3.30

Working the beat of the 27th precinct, [Dee and Ryo] are on the hunt for a easily roused serial killer who doesn't mix business with pleasure -- he murders women who look like prostitutes, and the tally of the victims is mounting. Add to the mix Police Commissioner Berkeley Rose, who also has his eyes set on Ryo; Diana Spacey, a sexy female FBI agent willing to put her life on the line; and a drug lord who is one step ahead of police... and you've got the makings for a hot-blooded climax.

Jut when the case looks to be too tough to crack, Diana suddenly becomes the object of the killer's desire. Can the gang untabgle the serial killer's web before she becomes the next victim?


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FAKE Volume 04

Title: FAKE Volume 04
Mangaka: Sanami Matou
Published by: Tokyopop
Series: FAKE #4
Language: English
Purchased From: Amazon US
Purchase Price: US $0.98

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FAKE Volume 05

Title: FAKE Volume 05
Mangaka: Sanami Matou
Published by: Tokyopop
Series: FAKE #5
Language: English
Purchased From: Amazon US
Purchase Price: US $1.46

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FAKE Volume 06

Title: FAKE Volume 06
Mangaka: Sanami Matou
Published by: Tokyopop
Series: FAKE #6
Language: English
Purchased From: Amazon US
Purchase Price: US $1.69

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FAKE Volume 07

Title: FAKE Volume 7
Mangaka: Sanami Matou
Published by: Tokyopop
Release Date: 2004
Series: FAKE #7
Language: English
Purchased From: Gift
Purchase Price: Unknown

In this, the final volume of the series, events heat up on the streets... and between the sheets! The two cops are assigned to serve as bodyguards for the mob-boss' daughter... who is married to the man who killed Ryo's parents!

As tensions mount, will Ryo and Dee finally admit their love and devotion to each other? Or will they forever sing NYPD blues?


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