Synopses & Reviews
Rei Shimura is back -- in her most thrilling adventure yet. Award-winning author Sujata Massey delivers another gripping novel of suspense featuring the sly, sexy Rei -- antiques dealer and part-time sleuth who has gone anywhere that fortune and unruly passions have led her. The Typhoon Lover takes her on her biggest adventure yet: a perilous journey that only Rei, with her experience in antiques and her foothold in two countries, can handle.
After a party for her thirtieth birthday, Rei answers a mysterious invitation to a job interview. The task is to search for and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that disappeared from Iraq's national museum. The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector, whose passion for beauty extends to Rei herself.
When a typhoon hits Tokyo, and Rei finds herself trapped along with the object of her investigation, she discovers that much more than the pitcher is at risk.
“Most enjoyable.” Baltimore Sun
“Tidy, swift entertainment....[Rei] stands out as one of the most appealing characters in an ongoing series.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A sometimes tense but always gripping story.” Mysterious Women
“Sujata Masseys latest whodunit has it all--great plot, exotic settings, and a mature protagonist.” India Abroad magazine
A young woman with a foothold in two cultures, Rei Shimura has gone wherever fortune and her unruly passions have led her throughout her chaotic twenties. Now, after the streamers for her thirtieth birthday celebration have been taken down, the Japanese-American antiques dealer and part-time sleuth finds herself with an assignment to find and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that disappeared from Iraq's national museum.
The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector, whose passion for beauty extends to Rei herself. But when a devastating typhoon hits Tokyo, Rei is trapped with the object of her investigation—and with much much more than the fate of an ancient pitcher at risk.
About the Author
Sujata Massey was a reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun and spent several years in Japan teaching English and studying Japanese. She is the author of The Salaryman's Wife, Zen Attitude, The Flower Master, The Floating Girl, The Bride's Kimono, The Samurai's Daughter, The Pearl Diver, and The Typhoon Lover. She lives in Minneapolis.