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Kage The Shadow: A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller Paperback – July 16, 2011
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"Donohue kicks out prose that is as fluid as the martial arts moves he so eloquently describes." (Library Journal)
About the Author
John Donohue Ph.D. is a nationally known expert on the culture and practice of the martial arts, John Donohue has been banging around a dojo for more than 30 years.
Top Customer Reviews
In terms of depth and texture, "Kage" is probably Donohue's best work yet. I finished the book in two days, recommended to everyone at my dojo, and am thinking about reading it again. It's a really good read, and it's much more than a really good read.
BTW, I received the item free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
In Kage (shadow), Connor Burke is hired for his academic skills. The wealthy daughter of a dead and highly controversial author retains Burke to prove or disprove the veracity of her father's work. While going about this task Burke stumbles into something much bigger, something that the odds say will lead to his death and the death of those closest to him.
As in his previous novels Donohue smoothly moves between a story told by his character Connor Burke in the 1st person and a 3rd person perspective that allows us to see what's happening with his other characters. The prose is smooth, intelligent and exciting, and I'm looking forward to much more from John Donohue in the near future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was an ok book, but the eariler books had a lot more martial arts involved, this book has it in there, but mainly as a side story, and not much of it really. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tony
I've enjoyed all the books in the "Conner Burke" series by John Donohue. The characters are well thought out, action scenes nicely described and martial arts philosophy... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joe
His writing is cleaner and the story more engaging, bringing in aspects outside of Asian culture. Look forward to next.Published 12 months ago by K. Samuels
I loved it ,A Martial Arts Masterpiece.Please Keepup the good work.Published 13 months ago by Jamal D.Kendricks
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 22 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 23 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 on July 9, 2014 by Philip Ammerman