Mata the Fox

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Centuries ago in Japan, during the Edo Period, three heists changed the course of history forever. No textbooks acknowledge that these incidents ever took place.

Escape From Graveyard Bay
Trapped on the dreaded island prison of Graveyard Bay, Mata must assassinate a loyal friend before she breaks under interrogation…or improvise an impossible rescue.

The Oshiro Songbird
The deadly leader of an impenetrable spy ring is rooted in the community of Inari Pass: she’s invaluable to the town, lethal to those who threaten her, and irresistible to everyone else. Breaking up her spy ring seems impossible…so it’s a perfect assignment for the Fox.

The Gold Barons of Izu
Second Place winner in the 2013 Samurai Fiction Contest. A revolt is on the horizon as Grand Minister Okubo and Yakuza Boss Kurai continue to oppress the Izu miners. To prevent the revolt, Mata must find a way to turn the barons’ dream alliance into a nightmare.

Shadow of the Fox reinvents the ninja with a trilogy of historical heist novellas that will keep you guessing until the very last line.



Three more tales featuring Mata the Fox, coming soon from Pro Se Press!

Operation Firehammer
What began as a boring stakeout turned into a hostage crisis overnight. Desperate to save the hostages, Mata the Fox infiltrates the castle as the captive lord’s physician.

The Secret Shogun
In Kagoshima, three brilliant strategists plot to assassinate the Shogun and replace him with a puppet of the Shimazu clan. To avoid all-out war between the east and west clans, the Fox is sent to Kagoshima with an elaborate scheme and a lady samurai whose sword is almost as sharp as her tongue.

The Two-Way Spear
Mata’s assignment was simple: infiltrate the fortified city of Yonezawa and sabotage the sale of a VIP to the Shogun’s rival. That was before Hanzou’s top ninja agent found himself on the wrong side of a cell door from his most devious adversary. Has Mata the Fox finally met his match?