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.