The latest in the �terrifically imaginative� (The Wall Street Journal) Akitada mystery series brings eleventh-century Japan to life I. J. Parker�s phenomenal Akitada mystery series has been gaining fans with each new novel. The latest, The Convict�s Sword, is the most fully realized installment to date, weaving history, drama, mystery, romance, and adventure into a story of passion and redemption. Lord Sugawara Akitada, the senior secretary in the Ministry of Justice, must find the mysterious killer of a man condemned to live in exile for a crime he did not commit. Meanwhile, Akitada�s retainer, Tora, investigates the sudden death of a blind street singer, whose past life is a bigger mystery than anyone thought. Told in Parker�s clever, vivid prose, The Convict�s Swordis a must-read for those who love well-written mysteries in an exotic setting.
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July 27, 2009
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