"To maintain a modicum of decorum and deniability, I had the cab stop on the main thoroughfare—Dogenzaka, for which the neighborhood was named. From there, we walked up a narrow, sloped street, with others like it snaking off in all directions, an area called Hyakkendana, meaning one hundred stores, many of which were love hotels. There were plenty of regular establishments, of course, including some excellent restaurants specializing in basic Japanese fare, and in fact I knew the area primarily for a unique coffee shop called Lion, which McGraw had liked to use for dead drops. But Hyakkendana was also famous, or infamous, depending on your view of such things, for the hotels, along with a startling variety of sex shops