Shadow Emperor by Jonathan Holburt

This is a Thriller, novel with a Shelfbuzz Score of 9.4 (out of 10)

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Since ancient times, three sacred objects — a sword, a mirror and a jewel — have legitimized the rule of Japanese emperors. Possession of this sacred regalia could make a man Emperor of Japan. Now, yakuza kingpin Ryuichi Yugao acts to restore what his ancestors lost 600 years ago in a civil war — the throne of Japan. Hiring ex-SAS commando Hugh Scott to steal the regalia, Yugao triggers a chain of events that sends Japan spiraling into chaos. To reach the regalia, Scott must first break into the most tightly-guarded palace in all of Asia, Kyuden, the Imperial Palace of…