The Assassin’s Touch

The Perfumed Sleeve: A Novel (Sano Ichiro Novels Book 9)

Author: Laura Joh Rowland

May 1695. During a horse race at Edo Castle the chief of the shogun’s intelligence service, Ejima Senzaemon, drops dead as his horse gallops across the finish line–the fourth in a recent series of sudden deaths of high-ranking officials. Sano Ichiro is ordered to investigate, despite his recent promotion to chamberlain and his new duties as the shogun’s second-in-command…..Read More

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