The Fire Kimono: A Novel (Sano Ichiro Novels)

The Fire Kimono: A Novel (Sano Ichiro Novels)

Laura Joh Rowland


Japan, March 1700. close to a Shinto shrine within the hills, a windstorm knocks down a tree to discover a human skeleton, lengthy buried and forgotten. in the meantime, within the within reach urban of Edo, troops ambush and assault girl Reiko, the spouse of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to energy and impact within the shogun’s court docket. The troops who attacked Reiko seem to belong to Sano’s fiercest enemy, Lord Matsudaira, who denies all accountability. but when the competitors should not guilty for every other’s misfortune, who is?

Just as Sano’s strife with Matsudaira starts to increase to the threshold of struggle, the shogun orders Sano to enquire the origins of the mysterious skeleton, buried with swords that determine it as belonging to the shogun’s cousin, who disappeared 40 years prior at the evening cursed kimono touched off a hearth that almost destroyed the city.

Suddenly, Sano and Reiko are pressured to confront harmful, long-buried secrets and techniques that reveal Sano’s personal mom because the attainable wrongdoer. The shogun provides Sano and Reiko simply 3 days to transparent her name—or chance wasting not just their place at court docket yet their households’ lives.

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