Page Tanaka becomes involved in the disappearance of a student at the university where she teaches when another student requests her help in finding the missing girl. Soon it becomes evident that this is another in a series of missing women. Page is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous situation when she agrees to help the police. Readers will recognize familiar characters from Kyoto Connection and Kiss of the Geisha who return in this third book in the continuing series where kidnapping and murder once again mix with romance and passion.
Beneath the peaceful and serene beauty of Kyoto lurks a secret world where women fall victim to men who use them for sex and money. Is a serial rapist targeting ''gaijin'', and holding them captive in Kyoto, or is it part of a bigger plan for white slavery?