This is the world of Tiff Wood, the top international sculler. A Harvard grad who trains under the legendary Harry Parker, Tiff is the odds on favorite to capture the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Akira, the young new schoolteacher in town falls for secretive Miki, an older woman who takes care of her family's urn that supposedly holds a forest wolf-spirit, inugami. People soon start disappearing and the town blames Akira.
When radicals from Japan's Red Army took a woman hostage in the resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano in 1972, Officer Atsuyuki Sassa was put in charge of diffusing the situation. But the task ... See full summary »