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The Miko (Nicholas Linnear #2)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  1,937 ratings  ·  32 reviews
"Swiftly paced and fascinating...An intricately designed puzzle."
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
She is a sorceress--indescribably beautiful, overpoweringly sensual--who possesess incomprehensible powers. She is also a murderess who plans to use her power to kill Nicholas Linnear, the hero of THE NINJA.
This is only the beginning of this exotic thriller, where Lustbader weaves an utterly
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Paperback, 560 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Fawcett (first published 1984)
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Meichan
it's a quite old book, and judging by its thickness and small fonts one may not be willing to read at all, but then again, once u've started, u'd be absorbed!! with a fluent narration, van Lustbader managed to tell us worlds apart: the ancient Eastern minds and the Western minds. each character is very strong, the plot is rationable and easily understandable for both eastern and western minds of those who read it^^
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Robert Nacke
I like this a lot ,it was a well written novel ,with a good story line.The various story line can be confusing ,but it adds intrigue into this book .Such a well rounded book with much excitement in it .I highly recommend to any who loves intrigue and the martial arts .
Shawn Tich
Named my dog after this book
Hud-c
The Miko is the 2nd book from the Nicholas Linnear series. Though it is related to the first - The Ninja, the book is interdependent from it. This has a whole new story and lots of characters introduced and to my displeasure, re-introduced. My problem with this is that it lacked the elements of suspense, thrill, and awe I felt reading on the first one. Nicholas didn't wow me. And the premise in which this book revolves tend to tear me off. Yukio, again. And then, Lew Croaker alive. Eric Van Lust ...more
Gabe S
Read this in the mid 90's when just a horny teen - the Ninja stuff (and of course the sexy stuff) blew my hormonal juvenile mind. Haven't read this since, and I honestly don't know if I'd like it just as much but a nostalgic 5 stars for sure - for then at least.
JCR2015
If you like the mix of badass men, beautiful (but sometime very dangerous)women, facts from back then when it was written and a simply but excellent way of telling a story so it feels like youre standing there watching it all happen; youll like Miko :) ...more
Linda
Economics and history ad nauseum. Oh, and the sex everyone reads him for is not as good as 50 Shades (which I hated). Disappointment abounds.
Alex
Frankly I am a bit disappointed with this book. "The Ninja", the first Nocholas Linnear book, is one of my favourite books, so when I found out that there are more books featuring Nicholas I was really looking forward to devouring them. Sadly my (maybe impossibly high) expectations were not satisfied. Dont get me wrong. "The Miko" is still a good book with fine suspense, some interesting martial arts scenes, very intense erotic and also provides a nice insight in japanese culture and phsychology ...more
William Green
Nicholas moves forward

This is a biographical continuation of Nicholas Linnear in his quest for purpose. Introduces new antagonists. Well written with good character development. This is the second reading for me. Good insight into the Japanese history, mind set, and way of life. Now it's on to White Ninja.
Octavio Ramon
Good. However. it may not be appreciated as much by people not into the Asian martial arts.
J-Man
Ovu kršinu od knjige sam napustio nekih 60 strana pred kraj, potpuno nezainteresovan za rasplet. Čitanje mi je bilo jako naporno, pre svega zbog centralnog zapleta koji je nakaradan čak i za palp pojmove, kao i zbog tretmana glavnog ženskog lika koji je čak i jednom seksisti i šovinisti kao što sam ja bio degutantan.
Izdanje je Dečje Novine Gornji Milanovac, kao i prva knjiga u serijalu, prevod Valerija Por. Opet imamo Kjušia umesto Kjušu a naučio sam i jednu novu reč: podgrlac.
Bathsheba
Worth reading as the sequel to The Ninja, however some of the sub-plots were tedious. Questionable physiological feats by the characters also lowered the score compared to The Ninja where these skills were perhaps more believable. Valuable source of information on Asian culture however, and definitely fills many gaps in my knowledge in an enjoyable manner.
Vicki Beyer
A very 80s story of modern, industrialized Japan still battling the ghosts of war, and somehow caught up in US-Soviet cold war intrigues, to boot. The author engaged in name-dropping and placename-dropping, but failed to grasp the Japanese spirit that he purported to be using as the crux of his tale.
Theophilus (Theo)
Martial arts, romance, mystics, and throw in the Japanese yakuza for good measure and you have another Lustbader (author of the Bourne series) smash hit. Nicholas Linnear came before Jason Bourne. If you liked the Bourne books, you'll love the Linnear series.
James Neal
Is it just my love for Oriental philosophy that makes me love this author's works? Maybe, but that doesn't cheapen Lustbader's talent for digging into the psyche of his characters and making them live and breathe as your reading.
Osman
Jun 18, 2013 Osman added it
need to read it again. didnt read it with a critical eye at all, it was something to read.
A very unusual combination of my favorites; Russian spy thriller, Japananese ninja & samurais, in a modern setting
Pat Quinn
These books would be so much better if they were shortened. Too much pointless filling used.....
Tyson
This book continues the story of Nicholas and we learn more of his past. Still a great series.
Mikki
Interesting book on Japanese Cultural differences and human relations. High level of English.
Joseph Kramer
Good story. Pretty much killed off most of his friends. Will he stay in Japan?
Paul
This is my second read of this book and I enjoyed it as much as the first time.
Mor
A book for flight travelers reads floantly
about ninjas and friend ship.
shinfu
Great book. I read it a long time ago but I will read it again.
Drew
Another good book about ninjas and Japan.
Ridhwaan Kassim
Very good... and gifted a copy to a special lady.
Julian
Great read, keeps you guessing.
Enrique Peña
la continuacion es buenísima
Sebastian Cosgrove
Couldn't get into it.
Jeffrey C.
Read decades ago.
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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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