The present owner of Il Devastatore

An anonymous, though highly prominent Japanese industrialist. I found him in a cheap hotel in midtown Manhattan. He asked me not to reveal his identity, as he owns and keeps idle a large and invaluable collection of 17th and 18th century instruments, a fact about which he is properly ashamed; I have decided to respect his wish for anonymity. I'll just say that chances are pretty strong you drive one of his cars.

"We all must learn where to place our fingers."
© 1997, Jeff Brooks (