The Bored Samurai
by Shelley Marshall
A samurai warrior cursed to live in a time of peace, the Genroku era (1688-1704). Saotome Mondonosuke is a bored samurai. He is not a ronin, but a direct vassal with wealth but no official duties. With only boredom to fight, he solves the mysteries behind murders and kidnappings, and battles corrupt officials. He thirsts for justice, and his sword for blood.