"The last of the Kurokuwa ninja--all but wiped out by Ōgami Ittō, the late Lone Wolf--has seen through Mamiya Rinzo's conspiracy to control the shogun with potent drugs. But when she tries to stop the plot, she finds herself being used as a pawn in Rinzo's final assault on rogue swordsman Togo Shigekata, Togo's young "cub" Daigoro--and on his own renegade daughter!" --
"With his ninja assassins exterminated by Togo Shigekata, Mamiya Rinzo plays his final card to stop the rogue swordsman's crusade for retribution: the ruthless Roshiya Ushidonki warriors Rinzo trained in Russia. But another foreign fighter has arrived in Japan--Rinzo's abandoned daughter, on her own quest for vengeance!" --
Tōgō Shigekata and Daigoro have battled to the gates of Edo, but now must plunge into the rugged mountains east of the capital to find the eccentric hermit swordsmith whose black-steel blades can shatter a dotanuki battle sword. That is, if Mamiya Rinzo's mountain warriors don't reach him first!
"Matsudaira Izu-no-kami, masquerading as the lord of Satsuma, has learned there is only one sword school in all Japan that can possibly defeat Tōgō Shigekata's Jigen-ryū. Matsudaira calls out the legendary Satsuma Osenshi cavalry to test these mysterious Taisha-ryū warriors--with their lives!"--page  of cover.
Mikura Amelia, following her clues and research, sets her floatplane down in the Pacific, waiting for the drifting passage of Electric Island. No sooner does it appear than her GPS goes out...so where is she, and the island, headed? The sun-baked maze of streets and buildings that make up Electric Island is curious and charming...which is more than can be said for its sullen inhabitants who will barely communicate with Mikura. Did they fall prey to...
"MIkura Amelia is a free-spirited young woman who lives alone with her cat and operates an air-delivery service to Japan's small island communities thousands of miles out in the Pacific. When her grandfather dies, she finds he left her a package addressed to an island that doesn't exist"--