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. Nicholas Linnear, hero of The Ninja and The Miko, is back in another epic Eric Van Lustbader, Author Fawcett Books $ (p) ISBN ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel.

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It just about manages to convey the bare bones of the story. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Or at least irritates him. This book right here is not for anyone born after Pages to import images to Wikidata. And so has Death Here is the origin of Nicholas Linnear, half English, Half Oriental, who is about to enter a terrifying world of merciless assassins bound nimja the blackest codes of honour and skilled in the deadliest martial arts.

Feb 24, Perry Martin rated it liked it. The characters seem real and are nicely developed. He was in the Pacific Theater after Pearl Harbor, and found that he was completely and utterly drawn to Eastern culture and history. Sumbitch used it again. Oct 11, Rod rated it it was amazing.

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This reads like someone had heard the phrase “eastern mindset” without any concept of what it was. What does “angustate” mean? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

And, to make ninjs even worse, he’s a ninja. Later books in the Nicholas Linnear series featured more overt fantasy-like elements than Ninja but in that first book Nicholas Linnear was easily the equal of Jason Bourne, Nicholai Hel ninna Shibumi and more recently the likes Jack Reacher in terms of how lethal he was and how much of an enigma he presented.

The book is pages, so figure the reader has a long way to go before it reaches a climax. I read at least one of these in my mid teens the 3 books contained in this volume are mature, so be warned. This situation actually helps him find his center again.


While it was tied up in pre-production bickering, Lustabder snuck under the radar with their own far simpler and superior version of the lustgader, Enter The Ninja, and the rest was history.

I know just enough about martial arts to understand I really know nothing of them. But vah the side-scrolling arcade games that had yet to be invented, we needed some easier fights in the low nnja before we get to the Big Te Battle. Nicholas Linnear takes up the burden of learning bujutsu as a child and becomes one of the greatest living masters of the Japanese fighting arts.

This is where Lustbader excels. Eric Lustbader writes a masterful first chapter of the kind I rarely see any more except from top selling fiction writers.

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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To top it off, his old nemesis, who he doesn’t know about, is on the prowl, wiping people out Rather than just do a blurb, let me paste some points from a personal analysis I did of the story.

If you’re not feeling punished, at the end of book four, starts dropping the subject of the sentence. Some of them did. Of course she hates her father and all his money. Yet that is not important when reading this book, as you get an excellent education into the basic tenets, but without ever feeling a sense of information overload, for the explanations are shared throughout the course of this narrative.

Carpenter co-wrote a second draft with Tommy Lee Wallace inbut it turned out not filmable. I was talking to a friend recently who lives on Long Island. Meanwhile, there is a ni The Ninja 1: New York City cops?


The novel also has some first rate action as well. Oct 28, James Krauzlis rated it it was amazing. Ulstbader, this is one of several such things that Eric Van Lustbader wants to show his readers in his De Sadean martial arts mega-seller The Ninja.

I’d recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about vastly different cultures along with interesting historical references to Japan’s involvement in World War II.


Except they load the building with cops, immediately ruining lustbadder surprise they have. It gives Lustbader the opportunity to properly explain basic concepts of Eastern philosophy, for example the concept of face, as Croaker learns about them for the first time. Jun 22, Vincent Stoessel rated it really liked it.

Immediately, his heart broke and he said her name softly and she came into his arms, her open lips against the tendons of his neck, her hot tears scalding his flesh; she stroked the back of his head. Definetly cant wait to dive into the rest of the series!! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When he finally did let me read it I was blown away. Don’t even remember where I lustbaedr living when I read it originally A sprawling erotic thriller that swings from postwar Japan to present-day New York in a relentless saga of violence and terror elaborately designed for the most savage vengeance of all Though to use either term in describing this incredibly juvenile masturbatory fantasy is an offense to books and stories everywhere.

I’m probably giving this book a higher rating than it deserves, because I’m remembering it from when I read it as a teenager. ComiXology Thousands nina Digital Comics.