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Fawcett Crest, 1989 - Fiction - 448 pages
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"[A] rewarding thriller...It contains enough twists and genuine surprises to keep the reader racing toward the satisfying final pages."
Although American painter Michael Doss has been schooled in the ancient ways of the warrior, he leads a quiet life. Until the tragic death of his father ignites the warrior spirit in his blood that will not be quenched until he uncovers the secret of his father's enigmatic life. His journey plunges him into a dangerous underworld, where he finds himself in lethal combat with a sinister Japanese organization that is bent on destroying the United States through global economic chaos. Doss is trapped. His only chance for survival is a final confrontation, face to face, with the vile assassin behind it all, Zero.

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A complicated tale of an artist with training in martial arts becoming caught up in a plot to revive militaristic Japan by ultra-nationalists aided somehow by the Yakuza. Michael Doss hunts down the ... Read full review

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A complex story with two parallel plots, one after the Second World War and one in the "present". Excellent plot development, which is the main reason for reading Lustbader. Read full review


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Eric Van Lustbader was born in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1946. He is a graduate of New York's Stuyvesant High School and later Columbia College where he earned a degree in sociology in 1968. While still in college, he began work in the entertainment industry by creating his own music production company that included work with such bands as Cheap Trick, Mountain, and Blue Oyster Cult. He is a writer of both thriller and fantasy novels. He has written several series including The Pearl Saga Series, The Sunset Warrior Cycle, The China Maroc Series and The Nicholas Linnear/Ninja Cycle Series. He is also the co-author of the Jason Bourne series, starting with book 4, with Robert Ludlum. In 2014, his title from this series, Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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