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The Iris Fan - A Novel of Feudal Japan

Laura Joh Rowland

Japan, 1709. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Lord Ienobu has left him puzzled and wary. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun's heir is displeased, he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun's permission.

Japan, 1709. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Lord Ienobu has left him puzzled and wary. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun's heir is displeased, he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun's permission.
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Japan, 1709. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Lord Ienobu has left him puzzled and wary. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun's heir is displeased, he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun's permission.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

13h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

28:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

44:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:30