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Narrator Hayden Lee keeps listeners' attention on the mysterious and deadly events in this crime story set in 18th-century Japan. Fourteen-year-old Seikei must help his adopted father, the famous samurai Judge Ooka, investigate the terrible murders of a number of Edo's geishas and whether they're related to the strange fires appearing throughout the city. Lee picks up the pace when Seikei goes undercover as a teahouse attendant in the floating world of Yoshiwara's pleasure seekers. Listeners will be stunned by unexpected turns of this story as it builds up to its unpredictable ending.

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The beautiful, mysterious women of Japan are being killed one by one. The famous samurai Judge Ooka knows he will need help to solve the crimes, so he turns to his newly adopted son, fourteen-year-old Seikei. Determined to prove his worth as a samurai, Seikei goes undercover as a teahouse attendant in the exotic "floating city" of Yoshiwara, where demons lurk among the pleasure seekers and no one is safe - not even a samurai.

©2001 Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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