In a novel with echoes of Noble House, The Alchemist, and Gorky Park, Japan’s preeminent detective-Samurai, Sano Ichiro, returns to risk his honor and life. In 1690 Nagasaki, Sano must crack his most sensitive case yet as he sets about to discover who killed a Dutch trader whose body has washed up on the shore of a small island famed for its "barbarians."
Laura Joh Rowland is the author of many novels including The Iris Fan, Shinju, The Concubine’s Tattoo, The Snow Empress, The Fire Kimono, and The Ripper’s Shadow: A Victorian Mystery. She lives in New York.
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Published by Villard Jan 04, 2012| 384 Pages| ISBN 9780307801487