Martial Arts Fiction

A Listmania! list by Larry Ketchersid "author of Software by the Kilo and Dusk Before the Dawn" (Texas)
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The list author says: "In many works for fiction (books or film) involving martial arts, the martial artists are depicted as supermen or magicians, or both. The study of martial arts, the discipline, the smell and ceremony of the dojo, are all we represented in these books.

Most of them show the martial arts as realistic, flawed people. People like you and me, who are very good at the skills they study."
The Cutting Season
1.  The Cutting Season by Arthur Rosenfeld
The list author says:
  "The first "Xenon Pearl" novel, Dr. Pearl is a neurosurgeon and sword fighter, a robin hood martial artist who fights not only the mafia, but his own demons and visions from past lives."
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Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel
2.  Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel by Jonathan Maberry
The list author says:
  "Joe Ledger is a bad hombre who does not hesitate when hard decisions need to be made. Mainly shown shooting zombies with large guns, he displays his hand-to-hand skills regularly, while wondering if, with all the killing, if he still has a soul."
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Dusk Before the Dawn
3.  Dusk Before the Dawn by Larry Ketchersid
The list author says:
  "Martial arts meditation, as a way to control anger, and staff fighting scenes play a large roll in my first novel."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Sensei
4.  Sensei by John J. Donohue
The list author says:
  "The first book in the Connor Burke series, featuring some of the best descriptions of a white man in a Japanese martial arts environment that I have read."
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Vanilla Ride (Hap and Leonard)
5.  Vanilla Ride (Hap and Leonard) by Joe R. Lansdale
The list author says:
  "Lansdale writes the funniest dialog between Hap and Leonard, and his fight scenes are expertly choreographed (as they should be; Master Lansdale is a well practiced martial artist and studio owner)."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Quiet Teacher: A Xenon Pearl Martial Arts Thriller (Xenon Pearl Martial Arts Thrillers)
6.  Quiet Teacher: A Xenon Pearl Martial Arts Thriller (Xenon Pearl Martial Arts Thrillers) by Arthur Rosenfeld
The list author says:
  "The second "Xenon Pearl" novel, were Dr. Pearl is spiraling out of control, and seeks martial arts instruction as a way to enlightenment to control his dark side."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Tengu: The Mountain Goblin--A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller
7.  Tengu: The Mountain Goblin--A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller by John J. Donohue
The list author says:
  "The third Connor Burke novel shows Burke having to rescue his sensei from an old nemesis in Japan. Excellent scenes in the dojo."
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American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in theNew China
8.  American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in theNew China by Matthew Polly
The list author says:
  "Though it is not fiction, this book reads like it could be. Who hasn't wanted to sell everything and head to study with the Shaolin Monks? Mr. Polly puts realism and humor into his own life story."
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The Crocodile and the Crane: A Novel of Immortality and Apocalypse
9.  The Crocodile and the Crane: A Novel of Immortality and Apocalypse by Arthur Rosenfeld
The list author says:
  "A brother and sister who are immortal hold very different but flawed views of the world. Excellent story of how power can corrupt...even martial artists."
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