In 1940, Japan signed a tripartite agreement, thus forming the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis. What if the Eastern nation had not assented to that pact, and had not aligned itself with the fortunes of two countries less well-prepared for conflict? The outcome of the war might have been much different.|
In fact, Japan might not have lost its war.
It might have created a Pacific Empire.
Nine stories. Nine mysteries. But all are connected.
Who is the spy in the Baron's house? What became of a kidnapped child? Is a vicious act of arson and homicide destined to remain unpunished? Was the murder of Commander Fuchida an assassination?
Theft, blackmail, fraud, a poisoning, and other crimes make up the world of Pacific Empire, an unfamiliar and challenging landscape that the reader enters at his own risk.