The Reluctant Ronin




      The Reluctant Ronin
When a beautiful foreign executive is found murdered carring a photograph of Otani s daughter, son in law, and grandchild in her purse, no one is surprised than the illustrious inspector himself What could this gaijin want with his family And who would want her dead Ever the professional, Otani excuses himself from the investigation but still manages to direct operations with a few well placed questions to his strait laced staff Naturally, the can t help wondering if Otani has personal information he s not sharing But when his son in law suddenly disappears, the whole team hits high gear to find him, following an unholy trail through the underworld and the spirit world where passion comes at a high price. Read The Reluctant Ronin Author James Melville – bluevapours.co.uk

Roy Peter Martin is an English author who has written under the pseudonyms James Melville and Hampton Charles.James Melville was born in London in 1931 and educated in North London He read philosophy at Birkbeck College before being conscripted into the RAF, then took up school teaching and adult education Most of his subsequent career has been spent overseas in cultural diplomacy and educational development, and it was in this capacity that he came to know, love, and write about Japan and the Japanese His Superintendent Otani crime novels combines superb story telling with a fascinating insight into modern Japanese life He has also written an historical novel set in Japan, The Imperial Way.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Reluctant Ronin
  • James Melville
  • English
  • 22 June 2019
  • 0449216195

10 thoughts on “ The Reluctant Ronin

  1. Kyrie says:

    I m giving it four stars for the background stories because the actual murder mystery seemed to be less important It was the glue that held the rest of it together, but who killed Marianna van Wijk seemed to be the lesser plot As always, I liked seeing the interaction between Otani and his wife How Akira and Akiko s marriage worked or didn t work was also interesting, just as a generational gap in marriage And I liked seeing Ninja, Hara, and Kimura all developing as...

  2. Sharon Stine says:

    One of his best because of very twisty ending, interesting characters besides the regulars and setting.

  3. Matthew says:

    Reminded me of Jan Van de Wettering s Dutch police novels the mystery or crime isn t the prime focus, rather the culture and characters of the police officers.

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