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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

    Second Skin by Eric Van Lustbader

The suspense master behind Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne thrillers, New York Times bestselling author Eric Lustbader brings a riveting epic adventure to an explosive conclusion, as Nicholas Linnear takes on his most formidable enemy.

Year: 1995
Genre: Action

    The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear by Eric Van Lustbader

In honor of the ebook publication of the original Nicholas Linnear novels—The Ninja, The Miko, and White Ninja—Eric Van Lustbader returns to the series for a new heart-stopping adventure. Drugged to the brink of death, Linnear reemerges in a desperate attempt to save his business and find the people who tried to bury him alive. No time has passed for Nicholas Linnear. The Ninja is as deadly as ever, and his blade is just as sharp.

Year: 2014
Genre: Action

    The Oligarch's Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader

Returning to Tokyo after many years, Nicholas Linnear—the ninja—must make a deal with the devil if he is to maintain control of his newly launched shipping concern. The exiled Russian oligarch Vladimir Orkin is the buyer Linnear needs for his liquid natural gas, but his offer is contingent on the ninja’s performance of an unusual service.

Year: 2016
Genre: Action


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1980The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Vengeance, Nicholas Linnear
1984The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1990White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader Serial Killer, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1993The Kaisho by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Organized Crime, Assassins, Nicholas Linnear
1994Floating City by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear
1995Second Skin by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear
2014The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear, Short Stories
2016The Oligarch's Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear, Japan

 

 

 


 

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