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Zero author Eric Van Lustbader

review Zero author Eric Van Lustbader

Et life Until the tragic death of his father ignites the warrior spirit in his blood that will not be uenched until he uncovers the secret of his father's enigmatic life His journey plunges him into a dangerous underworld where he finds himself in lethal combat. Unbelievable that Lilian would leave after Audrey was abducted and Eliane would want to commit suicide when Tori is still held captive Mr Van Lustbader does not understand mothers

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A rewarding thrillerIt contains enough twists and genuine surprises to keep the reader racing toward the satisfying final pagesTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWAlthough American painter Michael Doss has been schooled in the ancient ways of the warrior he leads a ui. I read Zero 10 15 years ago It remains the most interesting fictional work of any writer He weaves through cultures seamlessly as though a local describes events as to almost physically feel a thin blade slice through skin in combat I read this book at least 4 times

Eric Van Lustbader ↠ 3 read

With a sinister Japanese organization that is bent on destroying the United States through global economic chaos Doss is trapped His only chance for survival is a final confrontation face to face with the vile assassin behind it all Zero From the Paperback editi. Lots of twists and turns in this novel A decent mystery novel If you like his previous work this is a great edition

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About the Author: Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village He is the author of than twenty five best selling novels including The Ninja in which he introduced Nicholas Linnear one of modern fiction's most beloved and enduring heroes The Ninja was sold to 20th CenturyFox to be made into a major motion picture His novels have been translated into over twenty languages Mr Lustbader is



10 thoughts on “Zero author Eric Van Lustbader

  1. says:

    Zero was a nice surprise It is primarily a thriller based in post war and late 80s Japan Written at a time when every economist and media shill were talking about how Japan would rule the world Sound familiar? Well with this as the background we dive into the heart of this storyAfter the end of the war a group of reactionary industrialists formed a group called the Jian The Jian was to covertly work to remake Japan into the Imperial power it was during the war They have a complex plan about how to destroy ChinaThe story told in two time frames goes between the post war time when Phillip Doss begins to work for the CIG A slight history note During WWII the US intelligence agency was the OSS Office of Strategic Services which was based of the British SOE Special Operations Executive After the end of the war the OSS became the CIG Central Intelligence Group which in time became the CIADoss and the CIG are working to keep Communists out of Japan Working with them is a Japanese industrialist who wants to oppose the Jian He fakes his own death and becomes a powerful member of the Yakuza the Japanese MafiaThe second part of the story is in the 80's and Phillip's son Michael has to deal with the fallout of his father's death Michael a martial artist is dragged into a complex mess involving the Jian and elements of the Yakuza which is undergoing a power struggle As he gets involved he keeps hearing about a mysterious assassin named ZeroThis was a fun read Lustbader certainly knows his Japanese culture and martial arts The plot is complex and makes for good reading All in all a good thriller If you like Yakuza assassins and martial arts all nestled snugly inside a geo political thriller filled with Japanese cultural tidbits then you will enjoy this book I may have to look up some of his books at some future date

  2. says:

    Well this is outside my usual choice of reading material so you can't be too surprised at my lukewarm response to itIt's a typical action thriller with a particularly complex web of intrigue involving Yakuza ninjas Russian spies evil bureaucrats and a nuclear bombIt was fun to revisit some concepts from my days at university studying Japan such as tatemae and honne and Japanese literary references It's the only work out my degree has had in a long timeI found the book somewhat male oriented and I guess that comes with the target audience I don't think there was a single woman in the book whose sexual attractiveness to men wasn't assessed in some wayThe end also left a bit of a bitter tasted in my mouth view spoilerLillian doesn't seem to have done anything worse than what Phillip did he cheated first he too worked for years and shared intelligence with a foreign power yet she gets the karmic conseuences and he gets a second chance with his family hide spoiler

  3. says:

    I read Zero 10 15 years ago It remains the most interesting fictional work of any writer He weaves through cultures seamlessly as though a local describes events as to almost physically feel a thin blade slice through skin in combat I read this book at least 4 times

  4. says:

    Unbelievable that Lilian would leave after Audrey was abducted and Eliane would want to commit suicide when Tori is still held captive Mr Van Lustbader does not understand mothers

  5. says:

    Michael Doss is an American who despite having studied and trained in martial arts in Japan is living a uiet life in Paris until his father is apparently killed by a ruthless faceless Japanese assassin called Zero in Hawaii When Michael's sister is kidnapped he travels to Hawaii to try and uncover the truth behind his father's life and murder only to be drawn into the murky waters of international espionage involving a Japanese crime gang a Yakuza America and Russia Whilst in Hawaii he meets a beautiful and able Japanese woman whom he falls in love with but on whose side is she really on?A number of years ago I had a spell of reading books by this author and others of a similar ilk captivated as I was by the mysterious Far East However I generally only make sporadic forays into this genre these daysThis is a fairly typical action thriller involving ninjas Russian spies manipulative bureaucrats and a nuclear bomb There are almost two parallel stories here spaced some 40 years apart One set in Tokyo shortly after the end of WWII involving Michael's father Philip and one set in the mid 1980's involving the son The pace of the narrative is fairly breathless the sex and violence scenes are pretty graphic In truth this is all very male orientated unsurprisingly as no doubt that is intended target audience The women inside were generally seen on one hand as being sexy whilst on the other wanting to be maleOn the whole I found the various twists and turns largely predictable so much so that I had the final one worked out fairly early on in the story I also found the ending a bit of a let down The Yakuza plot fairly petered out without a real set piece finale Also I felt that Philip's wife and Michael's mother Lillian was rather poorly treated Lillian like Philip cheated on her spouse and shared intelligence with a foreign agent but whereas Philip in the end seems to have been welcomed back into the bosom of his family she was left adrift and abandoned which seems pretty harsh When all said and done I cannot in truth say that I disliked this book I am male after all It is nice occasionally to be able to just switch off and disappear into another world but ultimately it is not a book that will live long in the memory or one that I will want to revisit

  6. says:

    c1987 Van Lustbader 1946 dropped his middle name Van for several years due to a confusion about his last name Why? What? I always enjoy his writing and this was no exception A rewarding thrillerIt contains enough twists and genuine surprises to keep the reader racing toward the satisfying final pagesTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Although American painter Michael Doss has been schooled in the ancient ways of the warrior he leads a uiet life Until the tragic death of his father ignites the warrior spirit in his blood that will not be uenched until he uncovers the secret of his father's enigmatic life His journey plunges him into a dangerous underworld where he finds himself in lethal combat with a sinister Japanese organization that is bent on destroying the United States through global economic chaos Doss is trapped His only chance for survival is a final confrontation face to face with the vile assassin behind it all ZeroFrom the Paperback edition

  7. says:

    this was better than the other Lustbader book with a believable plotline Although he does sorta repeat himself hereA blending of East and West A blending of WWII and present China Japan USSR and USI only read it because it was paperback and easy to bring on the trip

  8. says:

    Great suprise ending great action

  9. says:

    Lots of twists and turns in this novel A decent mystery novel If you like his previous work this is a great edition

  10. says:

    Another fascinating reading with twists and turns that take you places you'd never imagine

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