By Susan Spann
June, 1565: grasp ninja Hiro Hattori gets a pre-dawn stopover at from Kazu, a fellow shinobi operating undercover on the shogunate. Hours prior to, the shogun's cousin, Saburo, was once stabbed to demise within the shogun's palace. The homicide weapon: Kazu's own dagger. Kazu says he is blameless, and begs for Hiro's aid, yet his tale provides Hiro cause to doubt the younger shinobi's claims.
When the shogun summons Hiro and Father Mateo, the Portuguese Jesuit priest less than Hiro's safeguard, to discover the killer, Hiro unearths himself pressured to select from friendship and private honor.
The research unearths a plot to assassinate the shogun and overthrow the ruling Ashikaga extended family. With Lord Oda's enemy forces coming near near Kyoto, and the assassin poised to strike back, Hiro needs to use his assassin's abilities to bare the killer's identification and safeguard the shogun at any expense. Kazu, now trapped within the urban, nonetheless refuses to provide an explanation for his whereabouts on the time of the homicide. yet a suspicious shogunate maid, Saburo's spouse, and the shogun's good grasp additionally had purposes to need Saburo lifeless. With the shogun hard the murderer's head earlier than Lord Oda reaches town, Hiro and Father Mateo needs to produce the killer in time . . . or die in his place.
Susan Spann's Blade of the Samurai is a fancy secret that may shipping readers to an exciting and unforgettable experience in sixteenth-century Japan.
Read or Download Blade of the Samurai: A Shinobi Mystery (Shinobi Mysteries) PDF
Similar historical mysteries books
Was once Lee Harvey Oswald a patsy, the autumn man in asinister plot to assassinate Pres. John F. Kennedy? was once Oswald the lone nut murderer like theWarren fee claimed him to be? Tom Regan didn’t think the WarrenCommission document, yet he couldn’tdispute their findings with out havingany tangible facts, proof thatOswald had a double and he wascaught up in an enormous conspiracy.
1955. Le prêtre détective Sidney Chambers est de retour, accompagné de son fidèle labrador, Dickens, et de l'inspecteur de Scotland backyard Geordie Keating. On fait appel à lui pour enquêter sur los angeles chute d'un doyen de Cambridge du toit de l. a. chapelle du King's university. Il a également des problèmes sentimentaux et doit choisir entre deux femmes.
Ein verschlüsselter short und das Verschwinden seines Sohnes reißen 1673 Christoph Salentin Sechem von Merhoffen aus seinem beschaulichen Landleben. Unter Lebensgefahr versucht er mit ungewöhnlichen Mitteln, die von kaiserlichen, spanischen und holländischen Truppen belagerte Residenzstadt Bonn vor dem Exitus zu retten, ohne zu wissen, dass er bald selbst eine Figur in einem Kriminalfall sein wird, der 1674 Europa bestürzte.
DI Herbert Reardon is drawn right into a international of secrets and techniques and lies while a physique is chanced on at a ladies’ boarding tuition. 1930. whilst a physique is came across at the premises of the newly-established Maxstead courtroom college for women, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is termed in to enquire. His spouse Ellen having simply permitted a task as French instructor, Reardon is alarmed to discover the college a hotbed of scandalous secrets and techniques, suppressed passions, petty jealousies and wanton schoolgirl cruelty.
Additional info for Blade of the Samurai: A Shinobi Mystery (Shinobi Mysteries)