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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Second in a series, this mystery has a quiet, almost Zen-like center. Set within the Japanese-American subculture in New York City, the book's atmosphere is compelling and unique.
Japanese-American gardener Mas Aria has come to New York from California to help his daughter, Mari, the gasa-gasa
Mas is an unlikely but tenacious gumshoe, a Hiroshima survivor who has an uneasy truce with American culture. The complex and layered story blends together character, setting and plot in satisfying harmony. (Apr., 304 pp., $12.00)
Reviewed By: Cindy Harrison
Published: April 2005