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, used to be stabbed to loss of life within the shogun's palace. The homicide weapon: Kazu's own dagger. Kazu says he is blameless, and begs for Hiro's support, 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 security, to discover the killer, Hiro unearths himself compelled 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 impending Kyoto, and the assassin poised to strike back, Hiro needs to use his assassin's abilities to bare the killer's id and safeguard the shogun at any fee. Kazu, now trapped within the urban, nonetheless refuses to give an explanation for his whereabouts on the time of the homicide. yet a suspicious shogunate maid, Saburo's spouse, and the shogun's solid grasp additionally had purposes to wish Saburo useless. With the shogun difficult the murderer's head sooner 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 posh secret that might delivery readers to an exhilarating and unforgettable experience in sixteenth-century Japan.
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