By Laura Joh Rowland
Japan, 1699. On a moonlit evening in Ezogashima, the northernmost island of Japan, a girl is working throughout the woodland whilst an arrow zooms out of the darkness to strike her lifeless. in the meantime, an international away within the urban of Edo, the eight-year-old son of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to energy and impression within the shogun’s court docket, vanishes in the course of a moon-watching celebration.
When Sano’s political rival, Lord Matsudaira, tricks that the boy should be in Ezogashima, Sano’s spouse, Reiko, insists on accompanying him at the determined trip. After an eleven-day voyage via chilly and treacherous waters, they come at Ezogashima, basically to discover that Lord Matsumae, distraught on the homicide of his mistress, is conserving the complete province hostage until eventually anyone confesses to the crime. not anyone is permitted in or out of Ezogashima, and even though Matsumae tells Sano his son is there, he refuses to unlock him.
Sano moves a deal: he'll resolve the homicide of Matsumae’s mistress if Lord Matsumae will unfastened the hostages and go back their son. quickly, besides the fact that, he and Reiko locate themselves stuck up in a perilous scheme that incorporates extended family battle, jealous husbands, and murderous betrayal.
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10 A further complication in this regard arises because some crimes become known to the police only if a victim complains, while other offences become known by direct observation on the part of the police. Cases of drunken driving, for example, usually get into police records only if observed by a policeman, while cases of burglary usually become known to the police as a result of a report by the victim. The ratio of offences committed to offences known probably is greater for those offences that get into police records only when observed by the police than for those which get into the reports as a result of complaints by victims.
63--65. 36 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY and sometimes as "forgery," making it impossible to get a close estimate of the amount of variation in time of anyone of these offences. 12 Fifth, when comparisons are made, the mere number of crimes known to the police is not sufficient. What is needed is statements of rates-the number of crimes in proportion to the number of population or in proportion to some other base. But determination of this base is sometimes almost as difficult as determination of the crime ratio itself.