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The Assassin's Touch By Laura Joh Rowland

The Assassin's Touch
by Laura Joh Rowland

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Dim-mak means death, by the lightest touch of a finger. It is a lost art, passed down by the ancients in great secrecy. But, Sano Ichiro, tenuous in the new regime as the shogun's second-in-command, does not have the luxury of scepticism, as another senior official is dead, a fingerprint lightly glazed into his skin.
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The Assassin's Touch by Laura Joh Rowland

It is a lost art, passed down by the ancients in great secrecy: Dim-mak. It is death, by the lightest touch of a finger. Sano Ichiro, tenuous in the new regime as the shogun's second-in-command, does not have the luxury of scepticism - another senior official is dead, a fingerprint lightly glazed into his skin. Sano's wife Reiko has an investigation of her own: a beautiful, proud, and hopelessly poor woman has confessed to murdering her family. Yet the pieces do not fit, and as Reiko looks deeper into the woman's life as a hinin - a moral outcast, shunned by the world - inexplicable connections appear between her investigation and Sano's. As Reiko's questions spiral her further into the squalor of life as a hinin, Sano and Hirata - his most loyal samurai - pursue their prey, uncovering an intricate tapestry of betrayal woven into the highest levels of the new regime. But they are no match for the one who has mastered dim-mak, a warrior who will strike all those who cross him or his path - even Reiko.

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The Assassin's Touch Reviews


"Evocative details and suspense." - Kirkus Reviews."

About Laura Joh Rowland


Laura Joh Rowland, the granddaughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants, was educated at the University of Michigan and now lives in New Orleans with her husband. "The Assassin's Touch "is the tenth book in her widely acclaimed series featuring Sano Ichiro.""

Additional information

GOR002692342
The Assassin's Touch by Laura Joh Rowland
Laura Joh Rowland
Sano Ichiro Mystery
Used - Very Good
Paperback
St Martin's Press
2006-11-20
368
0312992092
9780312992095
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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