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Title The Iris Fan / Laura Joh Rowland.
Author Rowland, Laura Joh, author.
Publication New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
Edition First Minotaur Books paperback edition.
Description 346 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Sano Ichiro novels
Rowland, Laura Joh. Sano Ichirō novel.
Note "A novel of feudal Japan"-- Cover.
Summary Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Lord Ienobu has left him puzzled and wary. Sano's onetime friend Hirata is a reluctant conspirator in a plot against the ruling regime. Yet, Sano's dedication to the Way of the Warrior the samurai code of honor is undiminished. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun's heir is displeased, he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun's permission, then worry about the consequences later. And Sano has enemies of his own, as well as unexpected allies. As the previously unimaginable death of the shogun seems ever more possible, Sano finds himself at the center of warring forces that threaten not only his own family but Japan itself.Riveting and richly imagined, with a magnificent sense of time and place, The Iris Fan is the triumphant conclusion to Laura Joh Rowland's brilliant series of thrillers set in feudal Japan.
Subject Sano, Ichirō (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Samurai -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Samurai. (OCoLC)fst01104697
Sano, Ichirō (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01105142
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre Detective and mystery stories.
Samurai fiction. (OCoLC)fst01941311
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Samurai fiction.
ISBN 9781250068323

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