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We readers are fortunate to have a martial arts expert and anthropologist as the author.
One which is well written, with a decent story line and a loveable main character... Especially when that character is continued over a series.
There's plenty of realistic action, interesting interplay between the characters and, best of all, a great story.
Lead character Connor Burke evolves as a martial artist and as a person in Kage the Shadow. Author John Donahue made this book in the series the most believable yet by creating... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I think John is forgetting that we need the sword slashing and martial arts in these books... the characters are developed and we get internal struggles but don't forget why we... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed the first three Burke books but this one was lacking. The plot felt contrived and rushed. Kage was simply not up to the standards I expected from his earlier works.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Following in the footsteps of the previous book in the Connor Burke series, this one also features travel, although this time to the US Southwest. The premise is a little shaky. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Philip Ammerman
This is one of my all-time favorite action series. As a practicing martial artist, I truly appreciate the effort made by the author to ensure authencity with regards to the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by mommy of triplets
The Conner Burke martial arts suspense series is one of the very best written in and about the modern era. Burke and his Sensai Yamashita are a formidable and complex pair. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Although I am not really into the martial arts, I like the philosophy. John Donohue is a very good writer...up there with Michael Connelly and Steve Hamilton, I think. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Elizabeth