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Read online The Concubine's Tattoo (Sano Ichiro, #4).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Concubine's Tattoo (Sano Ichiro, #4) Twenty months spent as the shogun s sosakan sama most honorable investigator of events situations and people has left Sano Ichiro weary He looks forward to the comforts that his arranged marriage promises a private life with a sweet submissive wife and a month s holiday to celebrate their union However the death of the shogun s favorite concubine interrupts the couple s wedding ceremony and shatters any hopes the samurai detective had about enjoying a little peace with his new wife .

After Sano traces the cause of Lady Harume s death to a self inflicted tattoo he must travel into the cloistered forbidden world of the shogun s women to untangle the complicated web of Harume s lovers rivals and troubled past and identify her killer To make matters worse Reiko his beautiful young bride reveals herself to be not a traditional obedient wife but instead a headstrong intelligent aspiring detective bent on helping Sano with his new case Sano is horrified at her unladylike behavior and the resulting sparks make their budding love as exciting as they mystery surrounding Lady Harume s death Amid the heightened tensions and political machinations of feudal Japan Sano faces a daunting complex investigation .

As subtle as the finest lacquered screen as powerful as the slash of a sword Laura Joh Rowland s i The Concubine s Tattoo i vividly brings to life a story of murder jealousy sexual intrigue and political storms that keeps is in its spell until the final shattering scene by Laura Joh Rowland

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The Concubine's Tattoo (Sano Ichiro, #4)
Title:The Concubine's Tattoo (Sano Ichiro, #4)
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ISBN:0312969228
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Number of Pages:376
Category:Mystery, Historical fiction, Japan, Fiction, Historical mystery, Historical, Crime
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