Book Title: The Yakuza Path 5: Flowers of Flesh and Blood
Author: Amy Tasukada
Publisher: Macarons & Tea Publishing
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Genre: gay thriller, NOT ROMANCE
Tropes: Bad boys, tragic hero, unrequited love
Themes: Mafia, betrayal
Heat Rating: 3 flames
Length: 299 pages
It can be read as a standalone but you get more if it is read as part of the series.
It does not end on a cliffhanger.
A killer. A traitor. A deadly war that could take their love and their lives…
Ruling the Kyoto yakuza makes Nao Murata a perpetual target, especially with the Koreans encroaching into their territory. An attempt on his life at his mafia headquarters crosses a line. Setting up his beloved ally Aki as the would-be assassin crosses another. Nao knows the only way to save his friend’s life is to sever their growing bond and force Aki to fake his own death…
But Aki Hisona refuses to stay dead. Determined to expose Nao’s would-be killer and save the man he loves, Aki goes deep undercover in the Korean underworld. But when he’s asked to prove his loyalty, he risks becoming caught in a web of his own lies…
With Aki gone and the Kyoto mafia in grave danger, Nao fears his trust in others could be fatal.
Will Nao and Aki find the traitor in time, or will Nao’s rule end in bloody chaos?
The Yakuza Path: Flowers of Flesh and Blood is the powerful fifth installment of The Yakuza Path thriller series. If you like gritty Japanese crime, richly-nuanced characters, and slow-burning gay romance, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s high-octane novel.
Buy Flowers of Flesh and Blood to slice into the Japanese underworld today!
The Yakuza Path Series
BOOK 1 – Blood Stained Tea
BOOK 2 – Better Than Suicide
BOOK 3 – One Thousand Cranes
BOOK 4 – The Deafening Silence
BOOK 5 – Flowers of Flesh and Blood
BOOK 6 – Wrapped in Screams
Releasing in November