I got an early peek at the latest book in a great mystery series, the Sano Ichiro books by Laura Joh Rowland. Set in the Tokugawa shogunate, Sano is a samurai tasked as the shogun’s investigator of crimes and intrigue. And in this 17th entry, his arch-enemy has deluded the shogun into putting him in power, and Sano’s family learns what it is like to face the unquestionable and oft-abused power of the warrior caste.
It was a great read. My review, with excerpts, is at Criminal Element in Fresh Meat: The Shogun’s Daughter.
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