After a posting to the northern provinces, Akitada hurries to the deathbed of his mother in the capital. On the road, he spends the night in a monastery where he sees a painted hell screen.The realistic depictions of tortured men, women, and children haunt his dreams until he wakes to a scream.At home, he finds his mother sick and vindictive, and his sisters troubled by personal dilemmas.He is asked to clear his brother-in-law’s name in a theft, and his younger sister’s lover of a murder charge.The scream in monastery turns out to be a clue in the murder case, and the hell screen sends him on an investigation of unspeakable crimes in the city.The dangers lurking there will strike very close to home.
After the loss of his wife and newborn son, Akitada returns home, ostensibly to care for his motherless children, but really to withdraw from the world into his grief. When his friends and family join in an effort to draw him out of his seclusion by tempting him with a mystery, he responds halfheartedly until he…
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