Today is Release Day for my newest Hiro Hattori novel, Fires of Edo!
Edo, February 1566: When a samurai’s corpse is discovered in the ruins of a burned-out bookshop, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Jesuit Father Mateo must determine whether the shopkeeper and his young apprentice are innocent victims or assassins in disguise. The investigation quickly reveals dangerous ties to Hiro’s past, which threaten not only Edo’s fledgling booksellers’ guild, but the very survival of Hiro’s ninja clan. With an arsonist on the loose, and a murderer stalking the narrow streets, Hiro and Father Mateo must save the guild—and themselves—from a conflagration that could destroy them all.
While I love all of my book “children,” this one is particularly special, in part because it takes place in the city I now call home (Tokyo was a little town called “Edo” during the 16th century, and though it had big things in store, most of them still lay far on the horizon). It’s also a love letter to books, and bookstores–which is one reason I hope you’ll consider ordering your copy from a local bookseller in your town or city.
That said, if you haven’t got access to a local bookseller, you can also find it online, at all major retailers:
I hope you’ll join Hiro and Father Mateo–and me–for this newest adventure in 16th century Japan!