The Samurai's DaughterBook - 2003
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. Reprint.
A new crime–thriller full of suspense from Sujata Massey, the acclaimed author of The Bride's Kimono and The Floating Girl.
Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project tracing the story of 100 years of Japanese decorative arts through her own family's experience. Her work is interrupted by the arrival of her boyfriend, lawyer Hugh Glendinning, who is involved in a class action lawsuit on behalf of aged Asian nationals forced to engage in slave labour for Japanese companies during
World War II.
These two projects suddenly intertwine when one of Hugh's clients is murdered and Rei begins to uncover unsavoury facts about her own family's actions during the war. Rei unravels the truth, finds the killer, and at the same time learns about family ties and loyalty and the universal desire to avoid blame.