The Japanese American detective’s most engaging mystery yet delves into baseball, WWII, and the complex history between Japan and Korea: “Hard to put down” (Kirkus Reviews).
At Dodger Stadium, Japan is playing Korea in the World Baseball Classic, but before the first pitch is thrown, Mas Arai finds himself investigating a murder. Mystery, history, and cultural conflict form a dangerous web in this riveting chapter in the Edgar Award–winning series featuring the most unlikely of sleuths—an aging, taciturn Japanese American gardener from Altadena, California.
Who is that unusual woman throwing knuckleball pitches to warm up the Japanese team? Who sent thugs to threaten Mas and accuse him of treason? What were in the deleted files on the murdered sportswriter’s computer—and did they hold secrets that led to his death? These questions draw Mas into an increasingly dangerous situation—including the danger of losing the affection of the woman he might someday admit he loves.