As I read around the web I came across "kabuki". I am sure I read a book by that title, but have googled it and came up empty, except if it is An Imperial Concubine's Tale by Gale Rowley, which was published in December 2012. From the review, it might well be, but my memory is shot. Ah, I'll just have to read it again then...'Want to dubstep to that? Be sure to brush up on your tie knotting skills!