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The Samurai's Wife is the fifth published work by Laura Joh Rowland and the fifth entry in the Sano Ichirō series. It was originally published on April 1, 2000 by Thomas Dunne Books.


"While investigating a high-level murder in Miyako, the Imperial Capital, samurai detective Sano Ichiro and his wife Lady Reiko undertake a desperate search for a killer whose method is as terrifying as it is elusive: Only the most powerful warriors possess the secret of kiai, the "spirit cry" that can kill a man with a scream. Surrounded by treachery and mounting danger, Sano and Reiko must find safe passage through the mazes of court intrigue—and the machinations of their enemy, Chamberlain Yanagisawa—before the repercussions of the violence in Miyako can destroy the entire nation."[1]


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  1. The Samurai's Wife, Laura Joh Rowland's website


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