Mas Arai returns to Japan in this Edgar and Anthony Award nominated novel—“a wonderful finale to a fine mystery series” by the author of Sayonara Slam (Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times–bestselling author).
At eighty-five years old, Mas Arai hasn’t been back to his birthplace of Japan in nearly fifty years. The retired LA gardener and amateur detective has come to think of Altadena, California as his home. But now a sobering event calls him back East. Mas must bring the ashes of his best friend, Haruo Mukai—who survived the atomic bombings of 1945—to Haruo’s sister on an island off the coast of Hiroshima.
Mas intends to stay in Hiroshima only long enough to perform his duty, preferring not to linger in a place with so many haunting memories. But the mysterious death of a teenage boy and the theft of Haruo’s ashes from Mas’s hotel room compel him to remain and confront mysteries both old and new in this “moving seventh and final Mas Arai mystery” (Publishers Weekly).