By Laura Joh Rowland
In September of 1693, the Black Lotus Temple, non secular middle for hundreds and hundreds of Buddhist nuns, clergymen, monks, and orphans, is burned to the floor leaving 3 useless and one orphan operating for protection. Veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro, the main Honorable Investigator of occasions, occasions and other people, is named directly to examine the incident. He fast discovers that regardless of appearances, the sufferers didn't die within the hearth: they have been brutally murdered prior to the fireplace even begun.
With a triple murder on his fingers, Sano's look for a killer leads him to Haru, the orphan lady stumbled on on the scene of the crime. yet Sano's spouse Reiko, investigating the case opposed to Sano's needs, is confident of Haru's innocence. Reiko's research leads her in the back of the partitions of the Black Lotus Temple. it truly is inside those partitions that she discovers a sect enthusiastic about extortion, prostitution, and hedonistic rituals. may well one of many sect's participants be the killer? Will Reiko probability her marriage to Sano with the intention to end up Haru's innocence?
Set within the luscious finery of the samurai courtroom of medieval Japan, this newest installment within the best-selling sequence by way of Laura Joh Rowland, is stuffed with stunning surprises and suspense as readers are once more allowed entry into the area of Sano Ichiro.
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