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The Ronin's Mistress: A Novel (Sano Ichiro series)

The Ronin's Mistress: A Novel (Sano Ichiro series)

ISBN: 0312658524

Title: The Ronin's Mistress: A Novel (Sano Ichiro series)

Author: Laura Joh Rowland

KDL Description:

In Japan, 1703, on a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin. Clearly this was an act of revenge—but why did they wait two years? Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend—while his own fortunes hang in the balance.

Amazon Description:

A brilliant new twist on the fabled tale of the 47 Ronin, from an author with “a painter’s eye for the minutiae of court life [and] a politican’s ear for intrigue.”—The New York Times Book Review

Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge—but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide?

Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of¬†¬†Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend—while his own fortunes hang in the balance.