Deshi

A Martial Arts Thriller
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100096451
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481580236
Narrator/s: Barrett Whitener
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Description

In each life the wheel of karma turns. Asian scholar and martial artist Connor Burke, who continues to labor under the stern tutelage of the master warrior Yamashita Sensei, is drawn once again into a murder investigation when the police discover a link between the victim and a mysterious martial arts sensei named Kita Takanobu. Kita has created a powerful New Age synthesis of Tibetan mysticism and the lethal heritage of the samurai. Along the way, Burke finds himself pulled into the strange orbit of the Tibetan Lama Changpa, a mystic and clairvoyant who sees the dark clouds drawing in around Kita but is helpless to prevent a tragedy. Burke follows a trail that ultimately leads to Kita's elite mountain temple, where he will face his most deadly challenge ever.

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Author(s): John Donohue
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2007

Professional reviews

"Martial arts student Connor Burke is asked by his brother to step into a murder investigation when a unique clue is left by the victim--a brush stroke of Japanese calligraphy. Barrett Whitener brings Burke's first-person point of view to life with a tone of humility and determination, adding brush strokes of his own, such as a wavering note of fear as danger comes nearer. When delivering action outside Burke's narrative, he gives it a "noirish" detachment. While his Asian accents are too heavy, the overall result is strong. This adept blend of mystery and martial arts should fascinate listeners as it draws them into Burke's world. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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