HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2009 - 608 pages
From Eric Van Lustbader, the suspense mastermind behind the smash bestsellers featuring Robert Ludlum's(TM) Jason Bourne, comes a blockbuster thriller of one man's debt of honor-- and his ultimate destiny. Years ago, Nicholas Linnear--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. Honor bound to protect Okami, Linnear is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice: a descent into a chasm of knowledge so potent, of dangers so unfathomable, that even if he survives, he will emerge changed forever.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Murphy-Jacobs - LibraryThing
8/9/10 b Picked this up at a $1 sale only to discover it is #4 in a series. I hate reading a series out of order, so now I have to run down the first book, read it, and decide if I want to keep going. My inner completionist requires this rigor! Read full review
THE KAISHOUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Lustbader—Master of the Orient!—returns stronger than ever with the fourth of the Nicholas Linnear novels (The Ninja, 1980; The Miko, 1984; and White Ninja, 1990), with a fifth promised. Lustbader's ... Read full review