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Nov 28, 2006
| ISBN 9780143035619
Nov 28, 2006
| ISBN 9781101042779
Aug 05, 2008
| 696 Minutes
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Nov 28, 2006 | ISBN 9780143035619
Nov 28, 2006 | ISBN 9781101042779
Aug 05, 2008 | ISBN 9781415955475
In I. J. Parker’s latest mystery set in ancient Japan, a cold and hostile land pits Akitada against his deadliest foe yet I. J. Parker’s engrossing historical novels bring eleventh-century Japan to life in all its colorful, treacherous glory. As Black Arrow opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province in the far north notorious for its hostility to outsiders. But the snow that threatens to completely isolate the region is the least of his problems-which include a local uprising, a series of brutal murders, and a mystery that’s as old as the frozen hills and a lot more dangerous. Superbly written and rich in period detail, Black Arrow is another bravura performance from a master of the historical thriller.
With unblinking determination, Sugawara Akitada must confront an ancient evil in a frozen landUnlocking the doors to power and influence in eleventh-century Japan comes naturally to one as cunning and curious as Sugawara Akitada. Now he travels north to assume the provisional governorship of Echigo, a remote and frigid province notorious for its hostility to outsiders. There, as the winter snows threaten to sever all ties to civilization, his tenuous authority and the very lives of his family are jeopardized by a rash of troubles, including a local uprising, a slew of brutal murders, and a secret as cruel as the northern winter . . . and a lot more treacherous.
I. J. Parker, winner of the Shamus Award for “Akitada’s First Case,” a short story published in 1999, lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She writes regularly for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.
I. J. Parker is the author of the Akitada mystery series. Her short stories featuring Akitada have been published regularly in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.
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