Second Skin (Nicholas Linnear, #6)
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Second Skin (Nicholas Linnear #6)

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Now the international bestselling master storyteller brings us a globe-spanning new novel of epic adventure. Nicholas Linnear is back-- to confront his most formidable and hated enemy. Nicholas Linnear won a major battle with the apocalyptic destruction of Floating City. But his enemy has taken flight from the city's ruins in Vietnam to regroup and mount the assault that w...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Pocket Books (first published 1995)
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Jim Love
Excellent. I first learned of Eric Van Lustbader in 1982 or '83. As a teen, I loved shows like The Master, Enter the Ninja & Revenge of the Ninja starring Sho Kosugi.

Lustbader added so much more to it. I loved The Ninja, The Kaisho, Floating City and now Second Skin.

These books are less exploitative than Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu series or Earl Derr Bigger's Charlie Chan mysteries. Lustbader has created believable Asian heroes and villans by removing stereotypes like pidgeon English. I often se...more
Rajeev Singh
Lustbader's language is superb. I got really mesmerised with the prose.This is only my second pure-Lustbader book apart from 'Sirens', besides these I have read all the Bourne novels by Lustbader. The fact that I haven't read previous Nicholas Linnear novels took its toll on me as I got confused with some of the characters. I think building up a character with a Nietzschean philosophy is a great idea but the oriental rituals of eating an enemy's innards was quite disgusting. Mick Leonforte was n...more
Ruth
c1996: I have travelled far with Nicholas Linnear and this book did not leave me wanting. Highly recommended but start with #1 else it may lose its impact. Oriental intrigue that no other writer has managed to date. I agree wholeheartedly with Kirkus reviews which stated: ""Second Skin dances between generations, summons up characters from earlier novels, and deals with time past almost like Proust ... As Lustbader creates a complex, giant microchip of a story, mere human readers enjoy sunrises...more
Putra Perdana
Superb! The action, the thriller, the erotica, the knowledge of the orient, the historical facts, all amounts to a wonderful piece. Leaving me totally exhausted when finished. Bravo Lustbader! He is my all time favorite author
Eric
I wasn't real impressed with this book. I think a lot of that was due to the fact that it is a story that has characters that were started in a previous book that I had not read.
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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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