Publisher description for Black arrow / I.J. Parker.


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In I. J. Parkerís latest mystery set in ancient Japan, a cold and hostile land pits Akitada against his deadliest foe yet

I. J. Parkerís engrossing historical novels bring eleventh-century Japan to life in all its colorful, treacherous glory. As Black Arrow opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province in the far north notorious for its hostility to outsiders. But the snow that threatens to completely isolate the region is the least of his problemsówhich include a local uprising, a series of brutal murders, and a mystery thatís as old as the frozen hills and a lot more dangerous. Superbly written and rich in period detail, Black Arrow is another bravura performance from a master of the historical thriller.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Japan -- History -- Heian period, 794-1185 -- Fiction.
Nobility -- Fiction.
Sugawara Akitada (Fictitious character)