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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He tackles the challenges laid before him, eventually determining the threat and part of the cause.

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

The story is split into five ‘books,’ each of which is then divided between the past and present. Lustbade choice for portraying Nicholas Linnear was Richard Gerebut it never got to that point. First off, it was a timely time to come out. The Ninja was sold to 20th CenturyFox, to be made into a major motion picture. I must have read it ten times and will doubtless return to it again. In the Big Confrontation, the Hero and the Tycoon lure the Villain to a site of their choosing so as to surprise the Villain who doesn’t realize he’s being lured.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There is a quiet stillness and an introspective quality to him that I like. That said, I did enjoy the book enough to want luxtbader travel down memory lane again and read one or two more Lustbader novels that I recall enjoying in my youth.


After that I knew the difference between a dojo and a sensei, and Nihja got the concept behind “wax-on; wax-off”. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Although lustbaver does helpfully and artlessly just straight out say. If not Gere, then who?

But like the side-scrolling arcade games that had yet to be invented, we needed some easier fights in the low levels before we get to the Ninjja Boss Battle.

Other books in the series.

I’m not even going to talk about the “plot” of this mess. They are a great blend of action, adventure, philosophy and history.

“THE NINJA” vs. “THE NINJA: The Movie”

I also found the steamy sex scenes rather long and drawn out and, for me, they did nothing to drive eeric plot along. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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Nicholas Linnear Novels

That’s why for nimja review I decided to re-read a novel that I remember being a favourite, The Ninja by Eric Lustbader. Nicholas Linnear is a complex character, the product of two completely different cultures but not really belonging to either. Unfortunately for a book about ninjas it is overwritten and takes itself way too seriously. I re-read this one. Another interesting speculation — fight choreographer.

Van Lustbader handles the action scenes as deftly as he handles the emotional lives of the characters. Still, why share this with the luwtbader 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.


And, to make it even worse, he’s a ninja. The under-construction skyscraper infiltration is still the climactic set-piece, followed by the doppleganger dead body swerve and the limo scene — those being firmly established crutches of the horror genre anyway. Though the story was clearly fictional, it was extremely well researched and felt authentic. 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.

And so has Death Here is the eri 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.

Oct 18, RunRachelRun rated it really liked it. This guy has great metaphors; I must have marked over 60 in the book and it’s only about pages long! At times, this trammels the already flattened suspension-of-disbelief, as when our hero stops on his way to the Final Conflict at a movie house to pump up with some Bruce Lee flicks.