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Blade of Dishonor
     

Blade of Dishonor

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by Thomas Pluck
 

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A centuries-old battle between ninja and samurai over a stolen sword... enter 'Rage Cage' Reeves!
The complete trilogy: The War Comes Home...Devils and Dragons...and The Shadow Shogun!

Taught to fight by his war hero grandfather, Reeves comes home to find Grandpa Butch embroiled in a centuries-old battle over a treasured Japanese sword. Together they team

Overview

A centuries-old battle between ninja and samurai over a stolen sword... enter 'Rage Cage' Reeves!
The complete trilogy: The War Comes Home...Devils and Dragons...and The Shadow Shogun!

Taught to fight by his war hero grandfather, Reeves comes home to find Grandpa Butch embroiled in a centuries-old battle over a treasured Japanese sword. Together they team up with Tara the hot-rodding ambulance driver and a secretive member of a samurai warrior brotherhood to take on a powerful clan of ninja and yakuza bent on sparking a third world war.

From the heroics of the Devil's Brigade in World War II and the brutal underground fight scene of Tokyo to the American heartland, BLADE OF DISHONOR pits battle-hardened cage fighters against cunning shadow warriors in a thrilling adventure story that's part Kurosawa and part Tarantino ... with a ton of Pluck!

"There's a reason so many brilliant writers cut their teeth on the pulps, and this book both honors that tradition and expands it. You want interwoven plots running parallel between WWII and Right Now? You want violence mixed with romance? You want sacrifice, courage, and honor? Truth-based fable? Or maybe you just want hardcore-clean writing delivered at warp speed. Look no further--it's all here." -Andrew Vachss, author of Urban Renewal, Aftershock, and the Burke series.

"Call me an adrenaline junkie if you will, but the rush his writing supplies is addictive." -Criminal Element

"A love letter to all the great action adventure stories ... enjoyable as all get out!" -Crimespree Magazine

"The Raiders of the Lost Ark of pulp paperbacks... the most unpretentious novel I've read in a long time." -MysteryPeople

Editorial Reviews

The Zero - Andrew Vachss
"There's a reason so many brilliant writers cut their teeth on the pulps, and this book both honors that tradition and expands it. You want interwoven plots running parallel between WWII and Right Now? You want violence mixed with romance? You want sacrifice, courage, and honor? Truth-based fable? Or maybe you just want hardcore-clean writing delivered at warp speed. Look no further--it's all here." -Andrew Vachss, author of Urban Renewal, Aftershock, and the Burke series.
Andrew Vachss
"There's a reason so many brilliant writers cut their teeth on the pulps, and this book both honors that tradition and expands it. You want interwoven plots running parallel between WWII and Right Now? You want violence mixed with romance? You want sacrifice, courage, and honor? Truth-based fable? Or maybe you just want hardcore-clean writing delivered at warp speed. Look no further--it's all here." -Andrew Vachss, author of Urban Renewal, Aftershock, and the Burke series.
Amber Keller
"Call me an adrenaline junkie if you will, but the rush his writing supplies is addictive."
Criminal Element - Amber Keller
"Call me an adrenaline junkie if you will, but the rush his writing supplies is addictive."
Dan Malmon
"A love letter to all the great action adventure stories ... enjoyable as all get out!"
Crimespree Magazine - Dan Malmon
"A love letter to all the great action adventure stories ... enjoyable as all get out!"
Scott Montgomery
"The Raiders of the Lost Ark of pulp paperbacks... the most unpretentious novel I've read in a long time."
MysteryPeople - Scott Montgomery
"The Raiders of the Lost Ark of pulp paperbacks... the most unpretentious novel I've read in a long time."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149109623
Publisher:
Goombah Gumbo Press
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
370
File size:
796 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Pluck writes unflinching fiction with heart. He also lifts heavy things and wrassles. He works with computers now, but has worked on the docks, in construction sites, flipping burgers, washing dishes, and even cleaned the crappers at the Guggenheim. His work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Burnt Bridge, pank Magazine, McSweeney's, The Morning News, Beat to a Pulp, and numerous anthologies. He is also the editor of Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT, which collected 41 authors to fight child abuse, all proceeds going to PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children. Thomas also writes The Big Eat for Devil Gourmet, interviews writers for The Big Thrill, and blogs for Criminal Element and The Good Men Project. You can find him on his website, thomaspluck.com, and on Twitter as @tommysalami

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Blade of Dishonor (Omnibus Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KaneH More than 1 year ago
What's this book about? It's about ninjas, and guns, and swords, and fights, and assassins, and a storyline that encompasses a time from World War II to the present. Hooked yet? You should be, if you like action, because this book is jam-packed with flying fists and feet, bullets, and badmen. Start with the modern action-film trope about the martial-arts-savvy hero (Rage Cage Reeves) who's been away, returning to a working-class hometown populated with feisty louts. He has to get rough with a bunch of them, while romancing a tough cookie from the mean streets. Now mix in a Japanese ninja film, some Quentin Tarantino, a WWII commando film with later POW abuse, explosions, machine guns, and a sword of destiny. Enough for you? The book tears through the action scenes so fast that at times you almost get dizzy, feeling like you're dodging the bullets and kicks and sword-strikes yourself. It's an adrenaline thrill ride with sex, soldiers, and samurai. So strap yourself in- it's gonna be a bumpy ride. But a fun one. You've been warned. Now read the book already, before Reeves comes to your house and punches your door in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Equal parts WWII historical fiction, men's action adventure, and Japanese pulp with just enough romance and heart to make it classic Pluck.  The blended story of modern-day Reeves' MMA showdown over a sword and grandfather Butch's secret missions throughout Europe and Japan keep the reader turning pages ever faster until the explosive conclusion (I'll leave it to you to figure out if I mean that literally or figuratively).  If you like samurai, ninjas, tough guys, MMA, sassy women, legends, action, pulp, crime, Tarantino, mayhem... just read it.