A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in a mighty saga of a time and place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust and the struggle for power. "Superbly crafted...grips the reader like a riptide...gets the juices flowing!" -- "Washington Star." "Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended..." -- "Philadelphia Inquirer." "Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking, touching human relationships...a climactic human story." -- "Los Angeles Times."