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Black Blade Hardcover – January 20, 1993


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 518 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett; 1st edition (January 20, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449906000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449906002
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There are plots within plots, circles within circles...Lustbader fans will lap it up" ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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"There are plots within plots, circles within circles....Lustbader fans will lap it up."
ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION
In New York City, a chain of brutal murders begins....In Washington, a plot conceived at the highest levels of American government is at work to bring the economic colossus of Japan to its knees....In Tokyo, a critical power struggle is nearing its final stages for control of the enigmatic Black Blade Society, an ostensibly political cabal whose motives may encompass far more than politicis....


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Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five best-selling novels, including The Ninja, a New York Times bestseller for 24 weeks, in which he introduced Nicholas Linnear, one of modern fictions most beloved and enduring heroes. His New York Times bestselling novel, "The Testament," was published in September, 2006 and in paperback in August, 2007.
His novels have been translated into over twenty languages; his books are best-sellers worldwide and are so popular whole sections of bookstores from Bangkok to Dublin are devoted to them. The Ninja was sold to 20th Century-Fox. It is now in pre-production.
Mr. Lustbader is a graduate of Columbia College, with a degree in Sociology. 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. He is a second-level Reiki master.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr N Forbes-warren on May 18, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Wolf Matheson, a NYPD homicide detective investigates the murder of a billionnaire who dies in bizarre circumstances. Sooner rather than later, he is up against corrupt fellow officers and discovers that the body found is the tip of the iceberg. In Japan, the Black Blade Society, a kind of Yakuza-style organisation has the very latest in neural-net computers called The Hive planning their greatest operation yet. In Washington, a clandestine agency is conspiring to destroy Japan's abilities as an economic world power. Add these three elements together, throw in Wolf's love interest Chika, a Japanese girl who leads him to the Black Blade Society and helps him rediscover an ability he was taught by his Native American family in order to fight the bad guys. Like THE NINJA and all the other novels in that series, BLACK BLADE has all the necessary ingredients of a Lustbader classic - action, suspense, Oriental mysticism, sizzling sex scenes and martial arts combat scenes put well into print. Overall, a must purchase!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tyson on September 2, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Eastern mysticism and martial arts meet tough guy detective yankee style. Not exactly a shocker there. The Black Blades are another scary Japanese gang, but the plot they are looking to implement is a bit more far reaching.

More of a James Bond style thing, use a supercomputer program to do a bit of world domination. That sort of thing. Luckily he has a girlfriend to help him.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AHowell@aol.com on March 3, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The characters are alive. The plot is complex and rich with detail. I found it to be a wonderful night time read. Eric Lustbader books get better each time you read it, you will notice details you haven't noticed before.
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