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CLAWS of the Cat

When a samurai is brutally murdered in a Kyoto teahouse, master ninja Hiro Hattori has just three days to find the killer before the dead man’s vengeful son kills both the beautiful geisha accused of the crime and Father Mateo, the Jesuit priest that Hiro has pledged his own life to protect. The investigation plunges Hiro and Father Mateo into the dangerous waters of Kyoto’s floating world, where they quickly learn that everyone from an elusive teahouse owner to the dead man’s dishonored brother has a motive to keep the samurai’s death a mystery.

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Enter the world of claws

  • Author’s Notes: Fact vs. Fiction

  • “Talk Like a Ninja: Japanese Terms

  • Real Ninjas

  • Cast of Characters

  • Weapons of the Shinobi & Samurai
  • Readers Guide, Web

  • Reader’s Guide, PDF

  • The Shinobi Series