Hiro Morrison, a Japanese-American genius boy, accidentally met Detective Samuel Hudson from New York Police Department and Karen, his daughter when a murder case happened. Hiro who had a keen sense to read chemical components from anything he touched worked as a consultant for the police department. (Goodreads)
A 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world, and Stephen is a noble student, learning to appreciate Matsu's generous and nurturing way of life and to love Matsu's soul-mate, gentle Sachi, a woman afflicted with leprosy. (Goodreads)
The Samurai's Garden is a story about preservation and understanding about oneself and nature, beauty and life.