The second bloody installment of the famed "Mikogami" Trilogy (sequel to "The Trail of Blood").
Thirsting for revenge, Jokichi rashly attempts to assassinate the evil Chogoro but ends up being captured by Yakuza. His life is spared by Boss Juzaburo, in order that harmony of an important commemoration not be further disturbed as well as in recognition of Jokichi's bravery. Though now even more of an outcast, Jokichi is asked by another Yakuza boss, Umezo, to guard Oyuki, the wayward daughter of Juzaburo. The tragic consequences of this assignment will lead him into a deadly trap and a final confrontation with Chogoro.
The Mikogami Trilogy concludes with "Slaughter in the Snow."