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When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro, the most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, is called on to investigate the burning of a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, he makes a shocking discovery. The three victim of the blaze did not die in the fire, but were brutally murdered before the fire even began. With a triple homicide on his hands, Sano's search for a killer leads him to Haru, an orphan girl found at the scene of the crime. But Sano's wife, Reiko, investigating the case against Sano's wishes, is convinced of Haru's innocence. Reiko's investigation leads her behind the walls of the Black Lotus Temple, where she discovers a sect involved in extortion, prostitution, and hedonistic rituals. Could one of the sect's members be the killer? Now Reiko must risk her marriage to Sano in order to prove Haru's innocence...

Set in the luscious finery of the samurai court of medieval Japan, this latest installment in the bestselling series by Laura Joh Rowland is filled with shocking surprised and suspense as readers are once again allowed access into the world of Sano Ichiro.

Synopsis:

When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro investigates the burning of a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, he finds that three victims didn't die by fire, but were murdered before the fire began. Sano's search for a killer leads him to an orphan girl found at the scene. Sano's wife, Reiko, believes the girl is innocent, and soon discovers a sect involved in extortion and prostitution of which the killer could be a member. Martin's Press.

About the Author

Laura Joh Rowland is the granddaughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants. She grew up in Michigan and was educated at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a B.S. in microbiology and a master's in public health. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, Marty, and their three cats. Her previous novels include The Samurai's Wife, The Concubine's Tattoo, and Shinju, all of which feature the samurai-detective Sano Ichiro.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312979584
Author:
Rowland, Laura Joh
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Samurai
Subject:
Police spouses
Subject:
Sano, Ichiråo
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
St. Martins pbk. ed.
Series:
Sano Ichiro Mysteries
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20020315
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.72 x 4.24 x 1.025 in

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"Synopsis" by , When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro investigates the burning of a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, he finds that three victims didn't die by fire, but were murdered before the fire began. Sano's search for a killer leads him to an orphan girl found at the scene. Sano's wife, Reiko, believes the girl is innocent, and soon discovers a sect involved in extortion and prostitution of which the killer could be a member. Martin's Press.
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