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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That said, I did enjoy the book enough to want to travel down memory lane again and read one or two more Lustbader novels that I recall enjoying in my youth. Don’t get me started on that. It was exciting and I felt like I learned something It repeats like something that was repetitive.

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 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!

I paid 50 cents for this in and I’ve just about gotten my money’s worth by ranting here. The first and most intriguing of the series I’ve read to date. Toss in a secret group of assassins known as the ninja and toss it in New York with promises of sex, corruption and intrigue.

You will also meet many interesting villains and friends Nicholas Linnear encounters as the story unfolds. I started to read this book many years ago, but never erric it.


Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He also is a very descriptive writer. I know just enough reic martial arts to understand I really know nothing of them.

And harmony is what all people strive to achieve. But then you notice nija weird pounding of the same words over and over again: Some of them did.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Though to use either term in describing this incredibly juvenile masturbatory fantasy is an offense to books and stories everywhere.

The title grabbed my interest, and I recognized the author as the guy who took over the Bourne franchise after Robert Ludlum’s death. It took a little longer than usual for me to get into this book, but once I did, there was no sto I received a free copy of The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.


He also goes into great detail talking about the early history of China and Japan. OK, ok, I can still enjoy this, if just as kitsch. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

This length is a big problem for this book. 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, among other companies.

Ergo, the casual reader with little to know martial arts experiences should find them riveting as well. The kick in the ‘nads here is that it’s not even a complete book.

To me, the subsequent two books are just ok and pull down the worth of the series.

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Just as he sometimes describes a person’s literal-word-thoughts without identifying that they are the person’s thoughts by quotes, by italics, by changing from the third person to the first; the reader is on his own as to who is thinking what, what is fact, what is feeling. Overall it’s a pretty one-dimensional novel, the author has hardly a couple of points to write, but the repetition over the course of the novel sort of irritates you towards the end.


This book was first published in ; Open Road Media is re-releasing some of the titles in the Nicholas Linnear series. That’s why for this review I decided to re-read a novel that I remember being a favourite, The Ninja by Eric Lustbader.

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I loved this book when I read it back in the 80s, and had I reviewed it then I probably would have given it four, or even five stars. I remember these books as being cracking thrillers with insights into Japanese culture – oh, and plenty of hot sex. The story has several more books continuing the storyline.

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I like to think delude myself into thinking that if I read someone’s guilty pleasure then I’ll get some sort of insight or understanding into their character.