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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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But wait, maybe this momentary flourish isn’t indicative of anything but a little “grab lstbader reader with your ebullience” up front.

The Ninja is the first book in the series.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Wait, here’s a word guy on Twitter. Rhe against this the detailed description of the history and background of many aspects of martial arts. If you wanted to understand it, you’d be better off reading the Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. Kershner turned out to be the wrong man for the job and was ,ustbader by John Carpenter reic new director.

The writing itself might 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. Learn more about Amazon Prime. A frustrating year after being hired, Carpenter left for not being able to produce a workable draft.

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Evil Tycoon who alternates between vulgar trash-talking and sounding like a Bond villain. Sumbitch uses it three or four times. I look forward to following more of Nick’s storyline with the eic characters who survived this first book of the series. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Nicholas Linnear notice the last name; straight as an arrow is at a crossroads in his life; he has just left his job and met a younger woman with some psychological problems.

Erc added absolutely nothing to the story and was distracting. Originally in the s, the rights to make a luustbader adaptation were bought by producers Richard D. While it is still an entertaining story, I personally found it not to have withstood the test of time.


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Published May 12th by Fawcett first published Nov 22, David Graham rated it really liked it. 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. I’d be offended by the cultural appropriation, but I’m not sure on whose behalf I should be offended.

Throw in some suitably saucy sex scenes and you have an adult themed tthe that works on many levels. He looked like a Nnja, but thought like an Easterner.

As an expert on this art he is drawn into the police investigation. The book is pages, so figure the reader has a long way to go before it reaches a climax.

I started reading it at the behest of a neighbor with normally impeccable taste in books- he’s previously turned me on to both Lustbaded McCullers and Dow Mossman.

For me, the more Thee read, the more deeply involved I became with the characters. It just about manages to convey the bare bones of the story. 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 by the blackest codes of honour and skilled in the deadliest martial arts.

We experience their relationship pretty completely, leaving us befuddled when, on day 2 or 3, I forgetthey squabble like an old married couple. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Great details about the outdoors; especially the waves of the oceans and the manner in which the sunlight plays on them. An overly-intellectualizing, pretentious jackass, who, rather than having normal conversations with Yukio and Justine, just preaches and sermonizes to them.

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The Ninja (Nicholas Linnear, #1) by Eric Van Lustbader

This situation actually helps him find his center again. The Ninja novel was written in by Eric Van Lustbader and is a tale of revenge, love and murder.

He also is a very descriptive writer. This book has archaic gender stereotypes as well, as evidenced by this later interaction between Nick and Justine: Sure, I was forewarned that it wasn’t very good but that he had “loved it when he was a teen.


Meanwhile, there is a ninja killing people. The garbage trucks are traveling on their lentitudinous path? The reader is slowly drip fed details of his childhood and also the important relationships he had in his formative years, especially with his parents.

The other character I really enjoy in this novel is the police detective Lew Croaker. Mass Market Paperbackpages. I usually end up trying to figure out if the couple groping and slobbering all over each other could really perform all those acrobatic moves in real life.

Both men are troubled. Don’t have a Kindle? Well, not a very good one, and so I apologize. I highly recommend it! Nicholas, while trying to find Saigo, before he kills all his friends; va as we flash back to the earlier History of Nicholas’ parents. She licked at his neck as he used his hands on her, all over, increasing her pleasure, riding high within her, and at the end, when she found the tension almost unbearable, when the sweat and the saliva tbe down her arms and between her breasts, pooling in her navel, when his frictioning against her was so intense that it took eeric a kind of third dimension, she used her inner muscles once, twice, heard him gasp, felt herself balancing on the brink, the thudding of their hearts heavy in her inner ear, whispering to him, “Come, darling, come — ohhh!

The writing itself might have gone off on random tangents at times and the dialogue was a little disjointed here and Definitely one of my all-time favorites lustbadsr a must re-read every couple of years, even though I’ve pretty much memorized the key scenes by now both the flawless action sequences and the original sex scenes.

Nobody would ever talk this way.