The Ronin's Mistress

The Ronin's Mistress

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A brilliant new twist on the fabled tale of the 47 Ronin, from an author with "a painter's eye for the minutiae of court life [and] a politician's ear for intrigue." - The New York Times Book Review

Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge - but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide?

Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend - while his own fortunes hang in the balance. Drawing on a true story that inspires controversy to this day, with The Ronin's Mistress,Laura Joh Rowland brings us a dazzlingly rich and compelling story of an exquisite but dangerous world.

ISBN: 9781250015235

Published Date: September 4, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

Page Count: 324

Size: 8.31" l x 5.46" w x 0.82" h