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Raised in Japan by a British father and a Chinese mother, young Nicholas Linnear felt at home only in the dojo, where he gave himself over to mastering ninjutsu—the ancient art of the ninja. Over years of training, he ascended to the highest ranks imaginable—until a confrontation over the very meaning of ninjutsu changed his approach to martial arts forever, sending him on a journey that would take him across the globe.

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    The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

Raised in Japan by a British father and a Chinese mother, young Nicholas Linnear felt at home only in the dojo, where he gave himself over to mastering ninjutsu—the ancient art of the ninja. Over years of training, he ascended to the highest ranks imaginable—until a confrontation over the very meaning of ninjutsu changed his approach to martial arts forever, sending him on a journey that would take him across the globe.

Year: 1980
Genre: ActionVengeance

    The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader

When his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances, martial arts expert Nicholas Linnear vows revenge. And while he may look American, Linnear’s childhood spent in the dojos of Japan taught him that vengeance must never be hurried.

Year: 1984
Genre: Action

    White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

A sadist haunts the back alleys and sex clubs of Tokyo, picking up women, horrifically mutilating them, and leaving behind a calling card written in blood: This could be your wife. He kills fearlessly, certain the police will never catch him. The only man who might stop this fiend is Nicholas Linnear, a martial arts expert whose childhood education in the dojos of Japan has made him one of the country’s leading practitioners of ninjutsu.

Year: 1990
Genre: Serial Killer

    The Kaisho by Eric Van Lustbader

Years ago, Nicholas Linnear, a.k.a. "the Ninja," made a promise to his father: If a man named Mikio Okami ever sought his help, he would respond without question, no matter the cost. Now the time has come to fulfill his pledge. Okami is the Kaisho--the boss of bosses of the Yakuza, the Japanese underworld--and in his Venice headquarters, he realizes that he has been marked for death. But the identity of the assassin and the inexorable compulsion that drives him are shrouded in mysticism and madness.

Year: 1993
Genre: ActionAssassinsOrganized Crime

    Floating City by Eric Van Lustbader

A ruthless American killing machine named Rock rules over a secret, blood-soaked empire of riches and murder: Floating City. At his command is the Torch--the tool of ultimate evil that one man can destroy: Nicholas Linnear.

Year: 1994
Genre: Action


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1980The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader
1984The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader
1990White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader
1993The Kaisho by Eric Van Lustbader
1994Floating City by Eric Van Lustbader
1995Second Skin by Eric Van Lustbader
2014The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear by Eric Van Lustbader
2016The Oligarch's Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader

 

 

 


 

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