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 ahead of, the shogun's cousin, Saburo, was once stabbed to dying within the shogun's palace. The homicide weapon: Kazu's own dagger. Kazu says he is blameless, and begs for Hiro's aid, yet his tale supplies 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 safety, to discover the killer, Hiro unearths himself compelled to choose 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 drawing close Kyoto, and the assassin poised to strike back, Hiro needs to use his assassin's abilities to bare the killer's identification and safeguard the shogun at any expense. 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 strong grasp additionally had purposes to wish Saburo useless. With the shogun hard the murderer's head earlier than Lord Oda reaches the 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 shipping readers to an exciting and unforgettable event in sixteenth-century Japan.
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