The Samurai's DaughterBook - 2003
Antiques dealer Rei Shimura becomes involved in her lawyer boyfriend's class action lawsuit on behalf of Asian nationals forced to perform slave labor during World War II, an effort that reveals suspicious facts about Rei's family.
Blackwell North Amer
Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project to trace the story of 100 years of Japanese decorative arts through her own family's history. But Rei's work is interrupted by the arrival of her long-distance boyfriend, lawyer Hugh Glendinning, who is involved in a class action lawsuit on behalf of people forced to engage in slave labor for Japanese companies during World War II.
Suddenly, when one of Hugh's clients is murdered, their two projects intertwine. Before long, Rei uncovers troubling facts about her own family's actions during the war. As she starts to unravel the truth and search for a killer, the notions of family ties and loyalty take on an entirely new meaning.
Sujata Massey, whom critics consistently praise for her ability to balance murder and mystery with captivating cultural lore, is back with another gripping and provocative tale sure to keep readers charmed from start to finish.
Investigating Japanese decorative arts in San Francisco, antiques dealer Rei Shimura becomes involved in her lawyer boyfriend's class action lawsuit on behalf of Asian nationals forced to perform slave labor during World War II, an effort that results in a murder and reveals suspicious facts about Rei's family.