Autumn Leaves: A Novel of Old Japan
by Everitt Foster
A young ronin arrives in Edo and is immediately accused of committing a string of arsons in the city of paper and wood. The firechief is convinced that he is guilty, and will stop at nothing to prove his point. Meanwhile the firechief is in love with a geisha and plans to marry her, despite her plans to live the life of an artist. The chief's young sister is desperate to find a suitable husband.