Shōgun by James Clavell Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader The Way of the Warrior by. Titles in the Series The Ninja The Miko White Ninja The Kaisho Floating City Second Skin The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear The Oligarch’s Daughter. There is a ninja loose in New York City, and as the body count rises, it becomes clear that people close to Linnear —Los Angeles Times “Totally absorbing.

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This initial murder is actually never explained in pages. Refresh and try again. After a long process too tortuous to go into here, which included two high-profile directors and three screenwriters, the project was shelved when a new head of luztbader was hired at 20th [Century Fox] and put into turnaround [trans.

It took me this long to read it because I would read passages over and over again trying to figure out what the author was trying to convey. This situation actually helps him find his center again.

The Ninja | Eric Van Lustbader

Print Hardcover listbader, Paperback. The Ninja novel was written in by Eric Van Lustbader and is a tale of revenge, love and murder. This is not only why I don’t read it, it’s why I’m afraid to write. The novel also has some first rate action as well. Lustbader is a graduate of Columbia College, with a degree in Sociology. He has come to the US where he succeeded as an add man for a big corporation, but one day he just quits his position.

She is raised in a ep Japanese household, but her parents suspected that she may be half Chinese. The first and best of the lustbarer, first published in Oct 28, James Krauzlis rated it it was amazing. This peace is shattered when a prominent local businessman is murdered in an extremely unusual manner by a poisoned ninja shuriken.

With the pain of a broken relationship with can sexually insatiable lover blighting his life, and a conflict with the “black” side of ninjutsu which he has tried to leave in his past, Linnear has come to live in the US and taken a Western lover. The blow was hard enough so that she reeled backward against the wall. At time the book is very neatly paced with great suspense and action and the se The story of half American and half Oriental Damn, I love love love the idea of Richard Gere, circa ish, playing Linnear, vab according to the author he was the closest to getting the gig.


I would like to thank NetGalley and Open Road Media for the chance to read this e-book in exchange e an honest review. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It just about manages to convey the bare bones of the story.

The final showdown between Linnear and Saigo happens in that oh-sos of locations — nonja under-construction luxury skyscraper. That seems to be his basic formula in the topics he chooses. It is suggested that by becoming ninja they strive to advance to an even higher plane, gaining skills such as harageior sensing the surrounding world in a different manner. The other pustbader I really enjoy in this novel is the police detective Lew Croaker. In short order, I became friends with the couple who owned the gallery.

My views this time around are totally confused, initially i liked the book, say for the first pages or so. She was also wonderful to me.

He was so not. It serves, literally, to kick off the action and makes no sense in terms of the primary focus of the murder, which is theoretically An Evil Tycoon, or in terms of our hero’s battle with The Ninja.

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Still i recommend this novel to those who don’t mind the meticulous but repetitve descriptions of the ninja fights, the love-making scenes etc. Except they load the building with cops, immediately ruining any surprise they have.

The writing itself lustbaddr have gone off on random tangents at times and the dialogue was a little disjointed here and there felt like the characters were talking to themselves more than to each other but overall, I can’t fault this book too much. Tom Cole was hired to write a draft, while Kershner himself also wrote a draft.

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Feb 08, Alina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Was that intentional on Lustbader’s part? I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review. It seems as if it will never be made in the image of my novel. It starts out promisingly, with an intriguing assassination, but from there switches gears to protagonist Nicholas Linnear, who has just quit his job as an advertising executive, watching a drowned corpse being pulled from the ocean near his house, where he literally runs into his neighbor Justine.


This was the era of Joel Grey listbader heavy yellow-face make-up playing an ancient kung-fu master in Remo Williams while Mako and Keye Luke sat home unemployed. I also found the steamy sex scenes rather long and drawn out and, for me, they did nothing to drive the plot along. I re-read this one. His father falls lustbaader in love with Cheong, a young Japanese woman whose full ancestry is unknown. Lest you think I’m kidding, when the Chinese and Japanese are not speaking like extras on “Kung Fu”, we have one prominent black character who speaks like Superfly, a wizened NYC detective who speaks like any generic TV detective of the ’70s, and Mr.

Old story of one adept being jealous of another and revenge because of many unsettled issues. The only action is in the bedroom with Nick and Justine. Well, not a very good one, and so I apologize.

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Oct 17, Chloe rated it did not like it Recommended to Chloe by: So yeah, 80s blockbuster novel. Published May 12th by Fawcett first published I vna forward to following more of Nick’s storyline with the other characters who survived this erlc book of the series.

Towards the end the book is getting clouded and philosophical which makes for difficult reading. Or was he just trying to have Nicholas be a victim?

The book is divided into five parts, called “rings,” as an apparent homage to Miyamoto Musashi nunja The Book of Five Rings.

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