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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett (March 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345484851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345484857
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,188,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

"Swiftly paced and fascinating...An intricately designed puzzle."
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
She is a sorceress--indescribably beautiful, overpoweringly sensual--who possesess incomprehensible powers. She is also a murderess who plans to use her power to kill Nicholas Linnear, the hero of THE NINJA.
This is only the beginning of this exotic thriller, where Lustbader weaves an utterly compelling tale of the CIA, the KGB, the technological world of modern Japan, and the mystical and dangerous realms of Ninja warriors.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Eric Lustbader is the bestselling author of 'Second Skin, 'The Kaisho, 'The Miko and 'White Ninja', all starring Nicholas Linnear. He graduated from Columbia University in 1969. He spent fifteen years in the music industry, including working for both Elektra and CBS Records, and writing for 'Cash Box' magazine. He has also been a teacher. He lives with his wife in Southampton, New York. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

Lustbader will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
Katieq
Sex, lies, intrigue, romance, martial arts, ... These early novels include interesting character development.
JR Geoffrion
Apparently , this was a mistake as the characters seemed incomplete without the background basics.
Jatin Vij

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr N Forbes-warren on January 8, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In this second instalment in the Nicholas Linnear chronology, Nicholas is being hunted by Russian agents while he attempts to build up his inherited Tomkin Industries in the competitive Japanese business climate. The reasons for the Russian interest become apparent when a revolutionary new computer chip is developed. Also, what is the secret behind the death of his Oriental lover from years gone by? How is his past linked to the appearance of THE MIKO(sorceress) out to assassinate him? This story contains everything - martial arts action, a spy subplot with Nicholas being hired by a clandestine organisation within the CIA, high-tech James Bond-style gadgetry and explicit sex scenes! The Japanese business climate is also well-researched, more so than other books I've read on the subject(namely Tom Clancy's anti-Japanese stance in DEBT OF HONOUR.). Highly recommended and hard to fault.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JR Geoffrion on September 13, 2000
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The second book in the Nicholas Linnear story is almost as riveting as the first! Sex, lies, intrigue, romance, martial arts, ... These early novels include interesting character development. Nicholas' dilemma is pervasive throughout the novel: his Japanese root vs. the Western world and his love Justine...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 11, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book the second in the storries of Nicolus Linear has all the ellements and Lustbader really brings post-war Japan alive for the read. Once I started this book I could stop and when I finished I could not wait to go on the next book white NInja.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Katieq on January 21, 2002
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If you love the old Japanese martial arts, action and romance this book is for you. Lustbader will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Voicu Mihnea Simandan on August 25, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"The Miko" is a thriller of revenge, honour, love, ninjas, and samurais. It continues the story of Nicholas Linnear, a half-Caucasian, half-Oriental man, who is caught between East and West. He is haunted by the sexual passions of Yukio, a Japanese woman he can't forget, but at the same time he is involved with Justine, an American woman he can't control. Apart from the two women, a whole series of other major and minor characters shape the story of a man who has to come to terms with his family's past.

The reader's attention is often shifted from present-day New York (mid `80s) to postwar Japan, thus tracing back the histories of the two ninjas, Nicholas and, his cousin and sworn enemy, Saigo.

In 2006, I contacted Eric Van Lustbader by mail and asked if his ninja novels are historically accurate. He responded promptly with the following message: "Yes. However, like most novelists, within the historical eras I've chosen to write about I've created characters and certain minor incidents. Nothing I've done, however, interferes with the historical accuracy. Thanks for your interest. Keep on reading. EVL"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 1999
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more of the same from lustbader. however it covers alot of post war japan business and some interesting fabels. it did lack just a little action for my taste. but if you like the ninja then you will enjoy this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 1999
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I liked the book, it was good and it was great how it continued off of the last book. There is that Hong Kong Action movie bid in there.
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This is the second book in Eric Van Lustbader's series that stars the Ninja Nicholas Linnear. It is well written and continues on where the first book left off. This thriller has everything, the CIA, the KGB, the technological world of modern Japan, and the mystical and dangerous realms of Ninja warriors.

The sex is very explicit and is why I did not rate it has high as I normally would, 4 stars. But he does give you great insight into the Japanese business mind and their methodology in martial arts training. We also have a well-trained sorceress out to murder Ninja hero. Well worth reading.
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