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The Dragon King's Palace (Sano Ichiro, #8)
Title:The Dragon King's Palace (Sano Ichiro, #8)
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Category:Mystery, Historical fiction, Japan, Fiction, Historical mystery, Historical, Crime
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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 br br 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 br br 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, When beautiful wealthy Yukiko and low born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in a i shinju i or ritual double suicide everyone believes the culprit was forbidden love Everyone but newly appointed i yoriki i Sano Ichiro br br Despite the official verdict and warnings from his superiors the shogun s Most Honorable Investigator of Events Situations and People suspects the deaths weren t just a tragedy they were murder Risking his family s good name and his own life Sano will search for a killer across every level of society determined to find answers to a mystery no one wants solved No one but Sano br br As subtle and beautiful as the culture it evokes i Shinju i vividly re creates a world of ornate tearooms and gaudy pleasure palaces cloistered mountaintop convents and deathly prisons br br b Part love story part mystery i Shinju i is a tour that will dazzle and entertain all who enter its world b, 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 i kiai i 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 br br A legendary land comes alive in this compelling murder mystery set in seventeenth century Japan Filled with finely drawn characters and suspenseful plot twists i The Samurai s Wife i is a novel as complex vivid and artful as the glorious lost world it portrays br, No description available