I like the Bob Lee Swagger saga and all things of the Orient, so this should have been a slam dunk. I enjoyed it enough to finish and Hunter almost does for the katana, what he's done for rifles in previous Swagger stories. Women of the Orient are fascinating, so I was disappointed the only one featured is an American of Japanese descent. The action with swords is graphic enough but hard to see old Bob Lee swinging one around like a pro with so little prep time. I kept expecting "Pork" to show up and take a shot from a mile away. Not bad but most of the Swagger novels are better.