When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues.
But among the members, there is a traitor. Among the forgers, there is a murderer.
As friends betray their own and souls are sentenced to death, suspicions and tensions mount. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer. But will he succeed? Or will the night of October 24th, 1859 forever remain a unresolved mystery?
This 9,500 word novella is followed by the 500 word short story: The Handkerchief.
CJ Martin, originally from Florida, spent several years in Japan learning the language and soaking up the culture. Many of his stories draw from this experience. The Tanaka series of short stories and novels explore one Japanese man's desire to protect his family and end the cycle of violence prompted by a group of yakuza intent on revenge. Betrayal, murder, timeless friendship, and family secrets abound, delving deep into Tanaka's past.
Please look for other CJ Martin titles coming soon.