The Bored Vassal
by Shelley Marshall
A samurai warrior cursed to live in a time of peace. Saotome Mondonosuke is a samurai plagued by boredom. He is not a ronin, but a direct vassal with wealth, a license to kill, and a frightening but captivating scar. At war with boredom, he solves the mysteries behind murders and kidnappings, and battles corrupt officials and treacherous vassals. He thirsts for justice, and his scar for blood.