The Cutting Season: A Xenon Pearl Martial Arts Thriller

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Finalist – 2007 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineFinalist – 2007 USA Best Book Award
Dr. Xenon Pearl cuts brains for a living, and he’s as good as it gets. His direct, sometimes abrasive style is forgivable in light of his skill with a scalpel, and tempered by his compassion for his patients and his friends. He is a dutiful son to his widower father, a doting grandchild to a grandfather who was once a rabbi, and he has even met the ...
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Finalist – 2007 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineFinalist – 2007 USA Best Book Award
Dr. Xenon Pearl cuts brains for a living, and he’s as good as it gets. His direct, sometimes abrasive style is forgivable in light of his skill with a scalpel, and tempered by his compassion for his patients and his friends. He is a dutiful son to his widower father, a doting grandchild to a grandfather who was once a rabbi, and he has even met the girl of his dreams. Everything is on-track for this medical golden boy.
The other side of this motorcycle riding, brilliant doctor façade is a side that Xenon (aka Zee) hides even from his father. Secretly trained since childhood by his Chinese nanny, Wu, Tie Mei--herself a martial warrior of shadowy lineage--Dr. Xenon Pearl is also a martial arts expert who loves the sword as much as the scalpel.
Now his past is showing up to literally haunt him. His dead teacher reappears, reminding him that he has lived many lives before…In this life, Dr. Xenon Pearl must use his skill – to defend the innocent, defeat the Russian mob, protect the woman who loves him, and stay one step ahead of a smart cop; he is set to lose everything unless he can cut just one more time.In the spirit of martial arts tradition, The Cutting Season brings the traditional Asian martial arts novel to our shores, exploring human conflict, desires, and the search for moral certainties.
Do no harm... Honor your teacher... Cut without mercy...
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Editorial Reviews

Walter Anderson
" A gripping story... a page-turning mystery,.. Rosenfeld's medical knowledge and martial-arts expertise reinforce an authority and clarity to the work... that's storytelling!"
Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine - Gene Ching
"A brain surgeon swordsman battles with...Russian mobsters, and his own reincarnations...this smart thriller sets a refreshing new standard for martial arts fiction."
Lawrence Kane
"Remarkable!..a literary masterpiece...exceptionally well-paced and hard to put down...unique insight into the mysterious world of classical martial arts."
Master Bladesmith Dellana
"...lively, accurate and beautiful writing...secret world of blades...brimming with romance, mysticism, and murder. It's the rare writer who can hold my interest so intensely."
Kung Fu Magazine
"A brain surgeon swordsman battles with...Russian mobsters, and his own reincarnations...this smart thriller sets a refreshing new standard for martial arts fiction."
— Gene Ching
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594391309
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Rosenfeld is a martial arts teacher, writer, speaker, and coach. His martial arts training spans more than thirty years, and includes instruction in Tang Soo Do, Kenpo, Kung Fu, and Tai Chi Ch'uan.
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  • Posted April 17, 2010

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    FANTASTIC!!!!! A MUST HAVE FOR YOUR LIBRARY

    Having read both The Cutting Season & Quiet Teacher in three days each, I must say that these two books are definately page turners & I had severe difficulty putting them down. For the three days it took to read each book, it was torture because I just couldn't wait to get to the end, even sleep became difficult as I stayed up well past my bedtime to get to a spot where I could put it down; there was no such spot in either of the books.

    Right now I am in a self-induced torture as I am taking my time readingThe Crocodile & the Crane. I am hoping that by the time I finish reading this book that the author puts out another martial arts novel.

    This author writes with total understanding of what he's talking about & makes me have a better understanding of surgeons & how intense & tough their jobs are. And let me just say that from reading about all the martial arts has made me want to enroll in a tai chi class.

    The writing is smooth and understandable for the layman and makes you feel like you are part of the action. This is an absolute must read for anyone looking for a bit of mystery, martial arts, suspense, and downright entertainment. This book is all that & so much more!

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