A present-day mystery is tied to the Japanese American detention centers of WWII in this “wonderful” chapter of the Edgar Award-winning series (Lisa See).
Mas Arai’s best friend Haruo is getting married, and the cranky detective and semi-retired gardener has grudgingly agreed to serve as best man. But when the ancient Japanese doll display that belongs to Haruo’s fiancée goes missing, the wedding is called off with fingers pointed at Haruo. To save his friend’s life, Mas must untangle a web of secrecy, heartbreaking memories, and murder stretching from the internment camps of the 1940s through the West Coast drug-running of the 1980s to today.
In the fourth entry in her Edgar-winning mystery series, Naomi Hirahara once again delivers thrills alongside “a sensitive insider’s view of the Japanese-American subculture” (Publishers Weekly).
“Mas Arai is a true original and one of my favorite characters in crime fiction. I love spending time in his world and I’m thrilled that he’s back—and at the top of his grumpy game.” —S.J. Rozan, Edgar-winning author of The Shanghai Moon