By Laura Joh Rowland
In September of 1693, the Black Lotus Temple, non secular heart for countless numbers of Buddhist nuns, clergymen, clergymen, 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 folks, is termed directly to examine the incident. He speedy discovers that regardless of appearances, the sufferers didn't die within the hearth: they have been brutally murdered ahead of the fireplace even all started.
With a triple murder on his arms, Sano's look for a killer leads him to Haru, the orphan lady came across 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 of those partitions that she discovers a sect desirous about extortion, prostitution, and hedonistic rituals. may perhaps one of many sect's individuals be the killer? Will Reiko hazard her marriage to Sano with a purpose to end up Haru's innocence?
Set within the luscious finery of the samurai court docket of medieval Japan, this most up-to-date installment within the best-selling sequence via 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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Black Lotus: a Novel (Sano Ichiro Novels Book 6) by Laura Joh Rowland