When Nicholas Linnear agrees to help, Miko Okami, a friend of his father, he does not know that he is the Kaisho, the boss of all the bosses of the Yakuza, the Japanese underworld. Okami possesses "koryoku", the Illuminating Power, that will allow Nicholas to explore the dark side of Tau-tau.
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Years ago, Nicholas Linnear promised that if ever Mikio Okami asked for help, he would give it. Now, With a summons to the beautiful, enigmatic city of Venice, the time has come. What Nicholas does not know is that Okami is the Kaisho, the boss of bosses of the Yakuza, the Japanese underworld.
In America, Mafia godfather Dominic Goldoni is killed in a bizarre, ritualistic fashion. Lew Croaker, ex-cop and Linnear's best friend, is persuaded out of retirement to follow a mysterious trail into something altogether darker and deeper than a gang war…
'The Kaisho' is a brilliant excursion into adventure and romance, intrigue and sex, providing a feast of insights into the mysteries of the oriental mind.
"A fast-moving thriller that combines the trademark Lustbader ingredients…a twisted web of intrigue, violence, double cross and his own brand of oriental esotericism. Here again he proves himself a master storyteller"
"Lustbader returns stronger than ever…rich backgrounds…high-tension martial-arts battles"
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.
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Book Description Harper Collins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First (1st) Edition. Front/Back: New . Spine: New . Printing: 135798642 . NOT price-clipped . Year: 1993. Bookseller Inventory # 276