Random House, Inc. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Shinju again features detective Sano Ichiro as he trails a serial killer stalking feudal Japan. In 1689, an all-powerful shogun controls the state, surrounded by bitter machinations and political intrigues. When an ancient tradition suddenly and brutally reappears, Sano risks everything to bring the killer to justice.
From the Hardcover edition.
Baker & Taylor In the sequel to Shinju, samurai sleuth Sano Ichiro tracks a serial killer stalking Edo, Japan's feudal capital, as he risks everything to bring to justice a murderer who not only kills but publicly displays his bundori, or trophies--severed heads. 30,000 first printing.