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Black Heart

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  711 ratings  ·  17 reviews
"Chilling, brutal, and satisfying...The reader becomes deeply involved."
The sudden death of a major presidential contender in the arms of his beautiful mistress sends his best friend, Tracy Richter, on an epic journey of violence back into the heart of the Cambodian jungle and into a desperate web of intrigue in which every action masks a hidden motive
Paperback, 704 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Fawcett (first published January 1st 1983)
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Detail—I loved the detail in this book. Van Lustbader clearly has OCD; he's obsessive and compulsive when it comes to martial arts, sex and technology. It's all described with amazing detail—fight scenes are littered with so much technical information that one assumes he is a practitioner of ai ki do and i ai do, for example. Sex scenes are so detailed that your average teenage boy (as I was when I first read it) would devour every word many times over before reaching... the inevitable climax sc ...more
Anna Ligtenberg
ISBN 0449202704 - Written in 1982, there are some interesting parallels to current US politics - such as: "Gentlemen, we have seen all too often in recent years the escalation of incidents of terrorism against the United States of America in Iran, West Germany, Egypt and Peru... And I say to you now, our time is soon coming." This part of the book is well done - one man, using the fear of acts of terrorism on American soil, plans to build and control a puppet government. Had this been the whole ...more
عذه الروايا تجذبك الي عالم خيالي عالم الفردوس وسكانه الذين يعتقدون انهم يعيشون في فردوس السملء حيث قصة حب لا تباركها تقاليد المجتمع الطبقي ا كواهن تدفعه الشكوك لمواجهة ما حاسمة مع ما يومن به الناس
عذه الروايا تجذبك الي عالم خيالي عالم الفردوس وسكانه الذين يعتقدون انهم يعيشون في فردوس السملء حيث قصة حب لا تباركها تقاليد المجتمع الطبقي ا كواهن تدفعه الشكوك لمواجهة ما حاسمة مع ما يومن به الناس
A long sordid tale filled with a lot of twists and turns. It carries an oriental spirit well that is not easily conveyed on the written page. I now also know more about the Khmer Rouge than I cared to know. The book was well researched and storylines not easily predictable. The tale could have used a better proofreader prior to publishing, but the story made the various typos and snafus worth looking past. Most telling however is the tale could have stood on its own without the occasional sexual ...more
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Another hero by Lustbader. No letdown in plot, setting, or action. Similar to Jason Bourne, Nicholas Linnear, and Jake Maroc, but DIFFERENT. This time he takes you on a mission from New York to the ancient ruins of Cambodia on the trail of international assassins.
This book is slightly different from his previous series. This is a mystery of sorts. Still a decent read but not similar enough to his other works to keep me entertained.
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Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village. He is the author of more 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.

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