Death at the Crossroads

Death at the Crossroads

A Samurai Mystery

Book - 1998
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Matsuyama Kaze is a "ronin," a Japanese knight-errant. Kaze must travel across Japan until he fulfills a promise made to his dying Lord & Lady -- to find their nine-year-old daughter. As this masterless samurai searches the countryside, he is caught up in a series of mysteries that test his strength & skills as well as his Confucian training. Kaze stumbles upon a corpse shot with an arrow at the crossroads leading to a small town. He becomes embroiled with an unlikely -- & untrustworthy -- cast of characters, who are as colorful as they are crafty. Each has secrets to keep & axes to grind, & it will take all of Kaze's subtlety, stealth, & Samurai skills to unravel the mystery & unmask the killer. Richly atmospheric, filled with historically accurate detail, Death at the Crossroads evokes the world of long-ago Japan & the often-lonely life of an honor-bound warrior. It's a spellbinding, deeply satisfying mystery that will leave readers hungry for the next chapter in Matsuyama Kaze's journey of adventure.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688158170
068815817X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Fu
Characteristics: viii, 210 p. : map ; 22 cm.

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