The Samurai Cipher (Sean Wyatt Mystery Thriller Series, #8)

The Samurai Cipher (Sean Wyatt Mystery Thriller Series, #8)

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by Ernest Dempsey
     
 

At the end of World War II, the greatest Samurai sword of all time vanished without a trace. 

Rumors abound as to its whereabouts. 

Some historians claim it was destroyed with the rest of Japan’s weapons. Others believe it is hidden somewhere. 

Theories about its location vary from intricate cave systems to monks protecting

Overview

At the end of World War II, the greatest Samurai sword of all time vanished without a trace. 

Rumors abound as to its whereabouts. 

Some historians claim it was destroyed with the rest of Japan’s weapons. Others believe it is hidden somewhere. 

Theories about its location vary from intricate cave systems to monks protecting the blade in a shrine somewhere in the mountains. 

When Sean Wyatt and his longtime friend Tommy Schultz try to help a troubled Japanese woman, they find themselves right in the thick of a power struggle between some of the most dangerous gangsters in the world. 

Now Sean and company must race across Japan, unravel clues that were left decades before, and discover the true location of a blade made by the greatest sword maker of all time: Honjo Masamune.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940153164151
Publisher:
Ernest Dempsey
Publication date:
04/14/2016
Series:
Sean Wyatt Mystery Thriller Series , #8
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
11,233
File size:
460 KB

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The Samurai Cipher (Sean Wyatt Mystery Thriller Series, #8) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I have read all of this authors books and each and everyone gets better and better. I cant wait for the next book. If you have not read any of his books you should start you will be glad you did
jlgc More than 1 year ago
The Samurai Cypher is new edition in the Sean Wyatt Adventure Thriller series written by Ernest Dempsey. I received a free copy to provide an honest review. This is an honest review. In the Samurai Cypher Sean and Tommy are searching for the finest Japanese sword ever made, the Masamune. All Japanese owned weapons were confiscated by the US military at the end of WWII, without regard to age, ownership, or tradition. However, the Masamune was actually secreted away. Clues were left so future generations of the family that owned the sword could find it. The last surviving member of the family, Keiko, is searching for the sword and has asked for help from Sean and Tommy. The faction of the Yakuza is also searching for the sword. Sean and Tommy struggle to stay ahead of the Yakuza in search of the sword. This adventure takes place in the winter, but there is too much action for Sean and Tommy to get chilled. This well written story moves along quickly. It’s easy to read and it drew me in. The main characters are consistent with their presentation in the other books in the series. Many of the peripheral characters are more two-dimensional. That’s OK, they come and go and, really, isn’t one Yakuza member pretty much the same as the next? I recommend this book for anyone who loves a quick adventure story with some interesting settings and an interesting backstory. It would be appropriate for young adults as well as adults.
MSalmeron More than 1 year ago
Sean Wyatt and Tommy Schultz are back in the thick of things again in The Samurai Cipher. Tommy needs Sean to help him find the Honjo Masamune, a Japanese antiquity lost after WWII, which is said to grant great power to he who welds it. Sean, who is “retired” doesn’t require much persuasion come to his friend’s aid. Half a world away, the two must unravel a riddle to locate a cipher, which will lead them to the Honjo Masamune. Immersed in Japan, where they do not speak the language, they must rely on Keiko, who’s recently late Uncle found the cipher, to assist with translations and guide them. Along the way, they must walk a fine line between two factions of the Yakuza, while trying to figure out who their allies are. Not everyone is as they seem. This 8th installment of the Sean Wyatt Thriller series was full of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Ernest Dempsey did warn that this book was going to be more graphic in regards to gore than his previous books and I enjoyed every bloody detail. I can hardly wait to see what adventures Sean will have next. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting from the start. I couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ernest Dempsey always delivers. His books are non stop fun an adventure. I urge everyone to read all of his books. They're great. Sue Bowers