Seven Paths To Death (Samurai Detective) (Volume 6)
Seven Paths to Death (Samurai Detective) (Volume 6)
When a man with a tattoo covering his back is found in a village rice paddy, Seikei and Judge Ooka know it is a bad omen. But what they don't know is just how bad--or how deeply dangerous--the mystery behind it is. As Seikei and the Judge investigage further, they find that there are seven of these men, each with similar tattoos on their backs. And they are starting to turn up--dead. The Judge soon realizes that these men are all carrying part of a treasure map--but to what? And why is someone killing the men. Seikei must find all seven tattoos and put them together to find the answer--and the path to a secret and terrifying destination.
Hot on the heels of A Samurai Never Fears Death (2007), this latest in the Samurai Mystery series, which is set in eighteenth-century Japan, reunites adversaries Seikei, adopted son of Judge Ooka, and ninja Kitsune as they separately race toward an unusual treasure. The kicker is that each piece of the treasure map is tattooed on the back of a different man. The moral ambiguity of the ending...