The Fires of the Gods
by I.J. Parker
In the eighth novel set in eleventh-century Japan, Sugawara Akitada’s ailing wife is expecting a child. When he loses his job and tries to confront the nobleman who is responsible for his dismissal, he ends up suspected of his murder. With no income and a growing family to support, Akitada desperately plunges into the investigation of this crime, aided by his faithful servant Tora. Inadvertently, he places not only his own life, but also the lives of his wife and child in grave danger.
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