FROM THE BACK COVER
"When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichirō, the Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, is called on to investigate the burning of a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, he makes a shocking discovery. The three victims of the blase did not die in the fire, but were brutally murdered before the fire even began. With a triple homicide on his hands, Sano's search for a killer leads him to Haru, an orphan girl found at the scene of the crime. But Sano's wife, Reiko, investigating the case against Sano's wishes, is conviced of Haru's innocence. Reiko's investigation leads her behind the walls of the Black Lotus Temple, where she discovers a sect involved in extortion, prostitution, and hedonistic rituals. Could one of the sect's members be the killer? Now Reiko must risk her marriage to Sano in order to prove Haru's innocence...
__Set in the luscious finery of the samurai court of medieval Japan, this latest installment in the bestselling series by Laura Joh Rowland is filled with shocking surprises and suspense as readers are once again allowed access into the world of Sano Ichirō."
CONDITION _____ You will receive the very book or magazine that is shown. If there odors, stains, writing, highlighting, loose or missing pages, or other damage, I will tell you here:
The spine is slightly canted; light handling wear to covers' corners; single light spine crease; book as a whole has mild curl; front cover has light bump at bottom edge; *two sets of initials are written on the inside of front cover
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