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Black Arrow (Sugawara Akitada, Book 3) by I. J. Parker

By I. J. Parker

In I. J. Parker's most modern secret set in historic Japan, a chilly and opposed land pits Akitada opposed to his deadliest foe yet

I. J. Parker's engrossing ancient novels convey eleventh-century Japan to existence in all its colourful, treacherous glory. As Black Arrow opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new submit as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province within the some distance north infamous for its hostility to outsiders. however the snow that threatens to totally isolate the area is the least of his problems-which comprise an area rebellion, a chain of brutal murders, and a secret that's as outdated because the frozen hills and much more risky. fantastically written and wealthy in interval aspect, Black Arrow is one other bravura functionality from a grasp of the ancient mystery.

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The General Graf Stubendorf had been doing this up to fifteen months previously, and now that he could no longer do it in reality he would sit and do it in imagination, following the victorious events of the eighteenth century. Lanny had first come to Stubendorf as a boy, thirty-three years ago. Lanny had met him only formally, on Christmas morning, when he had greeted all his servants and retainers and made them a speech. Der Alter had died, and his eldest son had taken his place, and Lanny had met this one in Berlin, Lanny being then the husband of Irma Barnes, daughter of the Chicago traction magnate.

The butler who went under the code name of Cicero, had furnished complete reports of what went on at the Allied conferences at Moscow, Teheran, and Cairo during 1943 and 1944. Before they got through with their squabbling over the matter the war had ended. Lanny inquired about General Graf Stubendorf and also about General Emil Meissner. Monck reported that his office had investigated both of them and had cleared the latter for a job as a teacher in an Oberschule. His town house in Berlin had been smashed beyond repair.

He had to sign a receipt in three places; it was worthy of ceremony, being a large sheet of paper with many spaces filled in, and in the lower left corner a red ink stamp with spaces full of squiggles, and at the bottom a flowing signature. Apparently the signer had been in such a hurry that there were only three or four up-and-down marks and a flourish, but the name was typed underneath. For all Lanny knew it might have been an order for his immediate execution; but he took it on faith and guessed that the Soviet military would do the same, and they did.

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