ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Miko Nicholas Linnear #2 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel in . The Miko (Nicholas Linnear, book 2) by Eric Van Lustbader – book cover, description, publication history. Van Lustbader’s hero is again half-Japanese businessman Nicholas Linnear, now fight-hand man to his father-in-law Raphael Tomkin–despite.

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Exposes the dark belly of Japan. About half way through, very recently, the plot opened up and I finally got more absorbed. The author’s knowledge of the Japan’s colorful past and cultural customs makes this read a lot like historical fiction rather lhstbader an action thriller. Pretty much killed off most of his friends. Sounds a bit like The Ninja if you ask me. Alongside this we witness the struggle between Nicholas and Justine, with first his working for her father and then following his sudden death the fact that Nicholas now owns a controlling stake in the company.

But although he may look American, a childhood spent in the dojos of Japan taught Linnear that vengeance must never be hurried. Nicolas Linnear must face a dangerous foe that has a link to his past. Lustbader prose at times is mesmerizing.

Copyright Greg Noe. There are some excellent locations in very suspenseful situations that would lend to some very memorable gameplay. Linnear is a martial arts expert and has a life that is situated between the free wheeling society of the U. Will he stay in Japan? I thoroughly enjoyed it. See all 56 reviews. Filled with breathtaking action scenes, suspense, romance, and revenge, all blended together in a delicious cocktail that will satisfy even the connoisseur.

An intricately designed puzzle. Not to mention a successful seductress, which brings up one of the series’ bullet points: Nicholas moves forward This is a biographical continuation of Nicholas Linnear in his quest for purpose. Haven’t read this since, and I honestly don’t know if I’d like it just as much but a nostalgic 5 stars for sure – for then at least.


A Nicholas Linnear Novel Paperback. To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty. If you liked the Bourne books, you’ll love the Linnear series.


Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. It jumps back and forth in time, between America and Japan, between character stories and I didn’t really follow a lot of the politics and of course it’s out of date – geopolitics have moved on from when the book is largely set. Taken at face value; a clever yarn.

Account Options Sign in. It probably would have been better if someone told me this was urban fantasy. Van Lustbader’s hero is again half-Japanese businessman Nicholas Linnear, now fight-hand man to his father-in-law Raphael Tomkin–despite the fury of wife Justine who still hates Tomkindespite Tomkin’s villainous doings in The Ninja, But then, when Tomkin and Nicholas go to Japan to arrange a super-merger with Sato Petrochemicals, the violence begins once more.

Nicholas has become Shiro Ninja white ninja and is helpless at the events around him spinning out of his control. Jun 03, Linda rated it liked it. The Ninja was sold to 20th CenturyFox, to be made into a major motion picture.

It’s believable because there is a believable world constructed around our heroes and villains. A gripping action thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War.

You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Oct 20, Rick Royster rated it it was amazing. Frankly I am a bit disappointed with this book.

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This book certainly surpassed the original. Before turning to writing full time, he enjoyed highly successful careers in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education, and in the music business, where he worked for Elektra Records and CBS Records, among other companies.

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Still a great series. The author engaged in name-dropping and placename-dropping, but failed to grasp the Japanese spirit that he purported to oustbader using as the crux of his tale. He paints vivid and often beautiful word pictures, and uses “like” a lustbzder, as in the rain fell like, he threw dollars onto to the taxi drivers’ seat like, the sky darkened like, her skin was like Selected pages Table of Contents.

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‘The Ninja’ and ‘The Miko’ by Eric Van Lustbader

After a number of years, I am rereading the entire Nicholas Linnear series and enjoying every one. Now, we see Linnear breaks and tries to mend himself. Economics and history ad nauseum.

His novels have been translated into lusgbader twenty languages. Eric Van Lustbader probably wants to surprise the readers but I did not like how he manipulated Linnear here and the story itself-combining revenge, the imbuing conflict between countries, deceit, etc. His plot is convoluted.

He takes a job for the billionaire industrialist who ordered the murder, planning to befriend his target during a trip to Tokyo.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Don’t have a Kindle? But anyways, The Miko features some rather un-ninja-like antagonists beyond the miko, it’s a bit different of a story than The Ninja, featuring quite a bit of corporate intrigue.

And I mean confusing.

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