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Characters Û The Ninja ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Nel Giappone medievale i Ninja erano una setta di killer spietati esperti di arti marziali e di pratiche di magia A loro venivano affidate missioni e delitti incompatibili con il codice d'onore Nicholas Linnear metà inglese e metà orientale trasferitosi negli StaNel Giappone medievale i Ninja erano una setta di killer spietati esperti di arti marziali e di pratiche di magia A loro venivano affidate mi. I decided to read this book for two reasons The title grabbed my interest and I recognized the author as the guy who took over the Bourne franchise after Robert Ludlum's deathIt starts out promisingly with an intriguing assassination but from there switches gears to protagonist Nicholas Linnear who has just uit 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 The next scene they share together ends with this sentenceShe 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 gasped out as she felt his probing finger slick with their mingled juices at the opening of her anus and lost all control filled with fire all the way up to her throatLet's set aside that this unwieldy chunk of text is one sentence that contains twenty commas Let's also make it clear that I am not a prude and have no problems with sex in literature But considering how little either of these characters are fleshed out at this juncture of the book why should I be emotionally invested in one of them shoving their finger up the other's asshole This book which I thought would appeal to my love of thrillers and Asian culture may appeal to females in my life that last read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy Wait never mind This book has archaic gender stereotypes as well as evidenced by this later interaction between Nick and JustineWithout thinking he slapped her The blow was hard enough so that she reeled backward against the wall Immediately his heart broke and he said her name softly and she came into his arms her open lips against the tendons of his neck her hot tears scalding his flesh; she stroked the back of his headHe picked her up and carried her to the rumpled bed and they made violent love for a very long timeI wonder if at some later juncture his hyper masculinity causes her to swoon But I'll never know as I can't bring myself to read any further than the 11% mark I am currently stuck at It's a shame because there could be a great thriller hiding in that other 89% but this story was ruined for me by this meaninglessly over sexualized beginningFull disclosure I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review

Eric Van Lustbader ✓ 8 Read

Ssioni e delitti incompatibili con il codice d'onore Nicholas Linnear metà inglese e metà orientale trasferitosi negli Stati Uniti è coinv. This book right here is not for anyone born after 1975 It's wrong in so many ways it's 1980s through and through from Reagan America to our obsession with everything Japan Lustbader took that ShogunBushidoNinja obsession and ran with it on this Nicholas Linnear series and some of the other Asian based series that he wrote during this fertile period Having said all that I enjoyed this book

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The NinjaOlto in una serie di omicidi il cui marchio è uello inconfondibile dei Ninja Cercare di sconfiggerli diventa una uestione di vita o di morte. For 3000 years love has been an art in the Orient And so has Death Here is the origin 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 artsCaught 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 revelation and revengeEarly this year I made the decision that I would try to re visit some older books that I've enjoyed in the past I was keen to see how well a novel stands the test of time I think probably the toughest genre to avoid aging badly is thrillers That's why for this review I decided to re read a novel that I remember being a favourite The Ninja by Eric LustbaderNicholas Linnear is a complex character the product of two completely different cultures but not really belonging to either There is a uiet stillness and an introspective uality to him that I like Every action or comment that he makes seems measured and entirely appropriate The reader is slowly drip fed details of his childhood and also the important relationships he had in his formative years especially with his parents Linnear grows up in post war Japan during a time of great upheaval and this ever changing environment leaves its mark on him Initially and I suppose from a Western perspective he does possibly come across as somewhat stand offishaloof but as the story unfolds the multiple layers to his character are revealedThe other character I really enjoy in this novel is the police detective Lew Croaker There is a sub plot involving an unsolved murder and Croaker is introduced as part of this He has a slightly down at heel world weary outlook and I warmed to him immediately When he first meets Nicholas their different attitudes to life spark off one another Croaker's introduction is a clever move on the author's part It gives Lustbader the opportunity to properly explain basic concepts of Eastern philosophy for example the concept of face as Croaker learns about them for the first timeWhat really intrigues me most about this novel is the examination of the differing attitudes towards culture religion gender and sex Lustbader is clearly fascinated by the fundamental differences between East and West It's the exploration of those differences that I think raise The Ninja above your standard by the numbers thrillerThe novel also has some first rate action as well The skills of a ninja border on the almost supernatural and there are some great moments that illustrate the trained killer going about his deadly business Throw in some suitably saucy sex scenes and you have an adult themed thriller that works on many levelsHow has The Ninja aged then Not to badly as it turns out I willing to concede that the chapters set in “the present’ do feel a bit dated That said there is no doubt that Lustbader’s writing does effortlessly tap into the zeitgeist of the multiple time periods in which the novel is set Chronologically the story covers around forty years from the tail end of World War II right up until the early nineteen eightiesThinking about it the notion of tradition versus change is another of the novel’s main motifs The ways of the secret societies of Japan are in direct conflict with the modern Western way of life Again it’s a surprise that this sort of insight can be discovered and a book that is packaged as nothing than a standard thriller On that particular point I did notice is that the book blurb on the back cover really doesn't do the book justice It just about manages to convey the bare bones of the story Totally avoids mentioning some of the most compelling elements of the novel Based on the blurb alone I can imagine that many people wouldn't consider picking this novel up That's a damn shame because as far as thrillers go it's rather brilliantThe Ninja is just the beginning of Linnear's journey There are another five books in the Nicholas LinnearNinja Cycle I've read them all and I think they are well worth investing in They are a great blend of action adventure philosophy and history