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Enzan: The Far Mountain

(Connor Burke and Yamashita Sensei #5)

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Chie Miyazaki is wild and spoiled the pampered child of a cadet line of the imperial House of Japan. When she disappears in the United States accompanied by a slick Korean boyfriend, it sets off alarm bells among people in Japan s security apparatus. The Japanese want the problem solved quietly. They seek out Connor Burke, prize student of the master martial arts sensei Ya ...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by YMAA Publication Center (first published June 1st 2014)
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Glen
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the latest, and possibly the last book in the Connor Burke series.

Yamashita is at a resort in upstate New York, healing up from the last couple of books. Connor is teaching at the dojo, when some powerful Japanese businessmen ask him to find a wild young daughter of the clan. Connor takes them up on it so they won't bother Yamashita. Bad choice.

In way over his head from the very beginning, Connor uses all of his resources to find the daughter, only to find she isn't in any real danger.

It
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Amber
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Connor Burke is a martial arts teacher. When he is asked by a wealthy and prominent Japanese family known as the Miyazakis to retrieve their daughter Chie from a Korean drug dealer named Lim, Connor reluctantly accepts not knowing the dangers of doing so. He accepts the mission to protect his old Sensei from harm. Can he find their daughter and outwit the Korean gangsters before he gets hurt? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a pretty good martial arts thriller that I had received as a
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Koeur
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Publisher: YMMAA Publication Center
Publishing Date: July 2014
ISBN: 9781594392818
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Rating: 4.2/5

Publisher Description: The Plot:
Chie Miyazaki is wild and spoiled—the pampered child of a cadet line of the imperial House of Japan. When she disappears in the United States accompanied by a slick Korean boyfriend, it sets off alarm bells among people in Japan’s security apparatus.

Review: Nice calming cover art…..

I really enjoyed the var
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Susan Peterson
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book
In this fifth book in the Connor Burke martial arts thriller series, John Donohue breaks some new ground. Throughout Burke’s newest adventure, Donohue weaves the story of Burke’s sensei, Yamashita, as a young man. He looks at issues of loyalty, obedience and impetuousness while telling an edge-of-your-seat story involving kidnapping and the Korean mafia. As always Donohue gives us a meaty story that can be read as a darn good thriller, or as a study in human nature, or as a commentary on the tra ...more
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Michael Peterson
The books in this series keep improving with this last one being the best of the five. Highly recommended.
Dee Ohliger
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book from an author who knows and has experienced the inner world of the dojo and martial arts. I’m reading them all.
Vanessa Delamare
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
By choosing this book, I told myself that it was not a big risk, as this is the fifth book in the series... As... if the first 4 had not been good, the series would not have been so far! I also liked the cover that goes very well with the Japanese martial arts theme.

So, inevitably, when you begin a series in the 5th volume, there is always the concern of whether you'll feel like you've missed some important things to better understand the book. About that book, I can tell: yes, but not... Becaus
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Paul Franco
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
A story about a martial artist in Noo Yawk who is hired to “retrieve” a rich Japanese girl from a bad guy who supposedly got her hooked on drugs and sex. But of course it’s never that simple, as North Koreans, a huge snowstorm, his angry brother, a victim who might be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome or might not, and the past of his sensei complicate matters tremendously. As would be expected, there’s plenty of fight scenes; people get beaten up, killed, or almost killed; I found the descripti ...more
Sara
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved every minute of this book! I've been a fan of this series since Donahue published the first one, and now I need to go back and make sure I didn't miss a couple of them. This one is pleasing on so many levels--the story, the lessons, the culture, the history, and the humanity of the characters. I'm looking forward to the next one and seeing how Burke develops. A hard road ahead, but I think he is up to it! Oh--stayed up all night reading it. I could not put it down! But I am a hardcore Ja ...more
Simon Howard
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers
So very good, after a dip with the last book I was worried that this series had run it's course, well I need not have because Enzan was a true return to form, exploring the concepts of loyalty, honour and perception, we have two stories here with one from the past very much affecting the present. The end was breathtakingly hard and filled with pathos...... Left me wondering 'What next?' ...more
Brenda
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enzan is book #5 in the Connor Burke series. . Much to chagrin of Connor’s brother he goes in over his head to rescue a Japanese princess and winds up tangling with a North Korean cell. There are many layers to the story which ties up very neatly in the end. This book has plenty of action and the narration in between I found highly informative.
Philip
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The main part of the book deserves 4 stars. It's as good as the first three in the series when it comes to action, character development, intrigue, inter-woven plots and descriptive mastery. It gets the elusive 5th star because of the ending. Simply superb.
I want more! Please John give us more!
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Ron Gilmette
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My Kenpo teachers say real fights aren't pretty. John Donohue's Connor Burke stories reflect this fact. ...more
Reggie
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my favorite martial arts series

These books provide a group of rich characters and story line around which a deep and loving view of the way can be glimpsed
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John Donohue is a novelist and martial artist whose novels in the Burke Yamashita series, Sensei, Deshi, Tengu and the forthcoming (July 2011) Kage all explore the world of elite martial arts training and the implications of a life of action

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