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Kusanagi, the priceless sword of the Japanese crown jewels, that must be at the coronation of every Japanese emperor, is missing.

Danny, a navy seal out of his element, is in London to sell a precious artefact – a gold ingot from an ancient sea wreck off the coast of Japan.

Jim Evans, retired whizz kid trader, is young and impossibly rich. Through a chance meeting in a London auction house with Danny he acquires the gold ingot and realises it is just the tip of a huge medieval fortune.

To Akira Nakabashi, curator of the Japanese Imperial treasures, the gold ingot represents the key to his life, the honour of his family and the future of his country.

In downtown Tokyo, Basho Kim’s vast property empire is about to implode and he will go to any lengths to obtain the fortune he needs to save it.

Fate, ambition and greed come together in the search for Kusanagi – a prize of such incalculable value that it carves a trail of destruction from Tokyo to London to all those who covet it.


“The ingredients are all in place for a colourful blockbuster thriller… truly kinetic entertainment.” — Brian Ritterspak, Crime Time

“Clem Chambers´ writing is as slick and thrilling as it is authentic. Kusanagi is superb. ” –Matt Hilton author of the Joe Hunter thrillers.

“…compelling. Be prepared to sit up in bed all night with this one.” –Zoe Strimpel, CityAM



Clem Chambers is the CEO of ADVFN (, Europe’s number one stocks and shares Web site. He has written investment columns for Wired Magazine, which described him as a ‘Market Maven’; The Business, The Daily Telegraph and The Scotsman and broadcasts on investment matters for channels including SKY News, CNBC and the BBC. Clem’s first novel The Armageddon Trade was published in 2009, followed by The Twain Maxim in 2010. His new novel, Kusanagi, is published in 2011.