Eric Van Lustbader, who delivers electrifying suspense in the #1 bestsellers featuring Robert Ludlum's(TM) Jason Bourne, sends an hor-bound Ninja on a death-defying mission deep in the Vietnamese jungle. A ruthless American killing machine named Rock rules over a secret, blood-soaked empire of riches and murder: Floating City. At his command is the Torch--the tool of ultimate evil that one man can destroy: Nicholas Linnear. But only when he faces the harrowing truth about the Yakuza--the Japanese criminal underworld he despises--and about Koei, the woman he loved as other, will he find the inner strength to annihilate Floating City and hor his family's debt to the dead of the Yakuza, the Kaisho. While half a world away, his longtime friend ex-NYPD detective Lew Croaker hunts the Kaisho's would-be assassins, Linnear infiltrates a vast web of terror, crossing the line that divides good from evil, sensuality from death, and love from betrayal.
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.