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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Before turning to writing full time, he enjoyed highly successful careers in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education, and in the music business, where he worked for Elektra Records and CBS Records, edic other companies.

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Jun 22, Vincent Stoessel rated it really liked it. I would highly recommend this novel thf anyone wanting an outstanding treatment of the Shadow Warriors, the Shinobi, the Ninja He is the author of more than twenty-five best-selling novels, including The Ninja, in which he introduced Nicholas Linnear, one of modern fiction’s most beloved and enduring heroes.

This is not only why I don’t read it, it’s why I’m afraid to write. The basic story flows smoothly but nninja is a point where the storyline goes off course before returning to the pathway.

I paid 50 cents for this in and I’ve just about gotten my money’s worth by ranting here. Open Preview See a Problem? New York City cops? Van Lustbader has a talent for seamlessly moving between layers of history, from A. 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.

I wonder if at some later juncture his hyper-masculinity causes her to swoon. Is it really necessary? That seems to be his basic formula in the topics he chooses. I would like to thank NetGalley and Open Road Media for the chance to read this e-book lustbadrr exchange for an honest review.

Nov 18, StoryTellerShannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story jumps around too much, plus there is a big backstory right in the middle of the first pages, which interfered with the flow.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The characters constantly reference their eastern mindsets without any attempt to enlighten the reader.

Other books in the series. Caught between East and West, a past he can’t escape and a destiny he can’t avoid, he is trapped in a web of old lust and present passions that will converge on a terrifying moment of luxtbader and revenge I actually think The Ninja has aged better than virtually all of its contemporaries. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Or how the villain manages to be lugging around a body of his own approximate site for easy throwing out of a window later or perhaps he planted that body earlier for easy catapulting—it’s never explained.


They were either bat-shit crazy, or nymphomaniacs, or both. I remember being completely engrossed in, and enthralled by the Eastern philosophy, mysticism and martial arts mystique contained therein, as well as the epic tale that jumps back and forth between post-war Japan and present day s present day America.

That’s why for this review I decided to re-read a novel that I remember being a favourite, The Ninja by Eric Lustbader. In these angustate passages—what? 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, ljstbader she found the tension almost unbearable, when the sweat and the saliva ran down her arms and between her breasts, pooling in her navel, when his frictioning against her was so intense that it took on 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!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Van Lustbader had a very involved plot that was full of historical detail as well as explaining what the art of Kenjutsu entails. Lustbader’s choice for portraying Nicholas Linnear was Richard Gerebut ninia never got to that point.

My views this time around are totally confused, initially i liked the book, say for the first pages or so. Ultimately–after red herrings galore–the assassin turns out to lustbaeer a childhood acquaintance who has arranged this whole series of murders mainly to entrap Nicholas these many years later they are rivals in the martial arts and Nicholas’ mother murdered the assassin’s father.

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. Oct 18, RunRachelRun rated it really liked it. It took a little longer than usual for me to get into this book, but once I did, there was no stopping until I was finished.

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I’ve been active in martial arts for over 31 years now, with well over half of that being in Japanese arts. The first time i read it as an ebook during my office hours and i really had to skip a lot of pages fearing someone might mis-interpret the sensual descriptions: The descriptions, the way things were defined, all helped set not just the tone, but also the pacing of the novel.

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The only action is in the bedroom with Nick and Justine. The other character I really enjoy in this novel is the police detective Lew Croaker. Even though I wasn’t as charmed by the mystical, magical, ninja shenanigans as I used to be as a kid, the fights still read like a fine painting or a flowing piece of music.

Sep 15, Scott Avery rated it liked it Shelves: In short, it’s mindless pulp entertainment with not much of a plot, but I still have fond memories of it.

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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. Read reviews that mention martial arts nicholas linnear van lustbader eric van years ago japanese culture new york sex scenes well written linnear series good read read this book past and present storyline eastern and western back and forth highly recommend japanese history exchange for an honest robert ludlum.

Major plot flaws are no barrier here, either.

The action is so poorly described that most of the details were not decipherable by me, and I could literally get up and try to act them out. And, to make it even worse, he’s a ninja.

Early this year I made the decision that I would try to re-visit some older books that I’ve enjoyed in the past. He also goes into great detail talking about the early history of China and Japan. Linnear grows up in post war Japan during a time of great upheaval, and this ever-changing environment leaves its mark on him.

Before I was completely finished with The Ninja, I purchased both those titles.