Far from the Shogun's court at Edo, Most Honorable Investigator Sano Ichiro begins the most challenging case of his career. Upon the insistence of his strong-willed and beautiful wife Reiko, Sano arrives with her at the emperor's palace to unmask the murderer--who possesses the secret of kiai, "the spirit city," a powerful scream that can kill instantly. A high Kyoto official is the victim. Treading carefully through a web of spies, political intrigue, forbidden passions, and intricate plots, Sano and Reiko must struggle to stay ahead of the palace storm--and outwit a cunning killer. But as they soon discover, solving the case means more than their survival. For if they fail, Japan could be consumed in the bloodiest war it has ever seen...
A legendary land comes alive in this compelling murder mystery set in seventeenth-century Japan. Filled with finely drawn characters and suspenseful plot twists, The Samurai's Wife is a novel as complex, vivid, and artful as the glorious, lost world it portrays.
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Series familiars know his political investigation will be impeded by the personal: by the machinations of his corrupt rival for the shogun’s regard, Chamberlain Yanagisawa, and by his fears for the safety of his new wife, Reiko.| Read Full Review of The Samurai's Wife
With her fifth mystery set in 17th-century Japan, Rowland (The Concubine's Tattoo, Bundori, etc.) offers a rich historical that is equal parts police procedural and political thriller. The shogun sendApr 03 2000 | Read Full Review of The Samurai's Wife
A further complication to Sano's investigation is the fact that Sano's nemesis, Chamberlain Yanagisawa has traveled to Kyoto to undermine Sano's efforts.| Read Full Review of The Samurai's Wife
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