Quiet Teacher: A Xenon Pearl Martial Arts Thriller

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Gold Winner - 2010 IP's Living Now Award1st Runner Up - 2010 Eric Hoffer AwardFinalist - 2010 USA Best Book Award
For the six months following his fiery showdown with South Florida’s Russian mob boss, celebrated neurosurgeon and secret vigilante Dr. Xenon Pearl has kept his avenging sword sheathed and his dark secret hidden. Suspended from surgical work by a boss who won’t tolerate his loner style, “Zee” spends his nights pining for the wisdom of his dead teacher, and his days ...
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Overview

Gold Winner - 2010 IP's Living Now Award1st Runner Up - 2010 Eric Hoffer AwardFinalist - 2010 USA Best Book Award
For the six months following his fiery showdown with South Florida’s Russian mob boss, celebrated neurosurgeon and secret vigilante Dr. Xenon Pearl has kept his avenging sword sheathed and his dark secret hidden. Suspended from surgical work by a boss who won’t tolerate his loner style, “Zee” spends his nights pining for the wisdom of his dead teacher, and his days caring for his crippled girlfriend, victim of a horrific attack.When a multi-car accident occurs on the road in front of him, he finds himself with a scalpel in hand once more. With a renewed sense of purpose, he sets out to find out more about the teachings that made him what he is by seeking a new teacher. The journey brings him face-to-face with secrets of his childhood, lessons learned from lives already lived, and a grand wizard of a man whose clandestine biological research into animal venoms may be the key not only to his own redemption, but to winning back the lover who has spurned him.As the story unfolds, deception, revenge, hidden passions and burning hatred conspire to turn Zee’s world upside down. Rarely has the worldview of the martial artist been more deeply plumbed than in this novel of suspense, action, romance, and betrayal, and rarely have more high-level, real-life martial arts secrets been revealed. Quiet Teacher brings a new recurring character into the Xenon Pearl series, the man who will be the Moriarty to Zee’s Holmes, and explores the meaning of love and the power of guilt in the page-turning fashion devotees of the sword-wielding brain surgeon have come to expect.
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Editorial Reviews

Jamie Colby
"Fresh, unique and fascinating, Quiet Teacher blends action, history, romance, medicine and unforgettable characters for a mysteriously addictive knock-out punch that stays with you long after you finish this irresistible read. I love this series!"
Bill Holmstrom
"This great story moved so quickly and the animal references were so interesting I had to slow myself down so I didn't finish it too quickly. Can't wait for the next book in the series."
Mitchell Doshin Cantor
"Those who cannot hear the music think the dancer is mad. This book makes me dance!"
Library Journal

Dexter meets Andrew Vachss's Burke in this follow-up to The Cutting Season, as Xenon Pearl, neurosurgeon and secret vigilante, saves several lives at the scene of a bad auto accident but struggles with his urge to wield his avenging sword.


—Jo Ann Vicarel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594391262
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 6/25/2009
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 1,046,432
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (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. He is a critically-acclaimed, best-selling author of nine novels (Avon Books, Bantam, Doubleday Dell, Forge Books), two non-fiction books (Simon and Schuster, Basic Books), several screenplays, and numerous magazine articles (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Parade, and others). He blogs for the Huffington Post and Basil & Spice, and consults for the pharmaceutical industry as a recognized expert on chronic pain. Arthur Rosenfeld resides in Pompano Beach, Fl.
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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Quiet Teacher is the 2nd book in a series, following Cutting Season.

    Cutting Season was a fabulous book. I special ordered Quiet Teacher after reading it. I would buy both books in hard cover, signed if I could. I think they will be cult favorites.
    The first book is skillfully plotted and beautifully written. Quiet Teacher is slower and hard to get into, but the last half of the book is very good and the ending chapter is outstanding, one of the best ever. I can't get enough of this author and his great story telling. Tell me there will be more.
    Guys are going to love this; all the Chinese medicine and the rather interesting romance will catch the women.
    And anyone who loves Dexter is going to really like these books.
    Don't miss these two!

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

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    WOW, Rosenfeld has done it again!

    This is the exciting conclusion (of sorts) to the exciting Xenon Pearl thriller. This story has mystery, thrills and martial arts all combined for an exciting and interesting read. Arthur Rosenfeld intricately weaves a story filled with such twists and turns that not only captures the interest of the reader but succeeds in keeping the reader on the edge. I read this book without wanting to take any breaks just so I could get to the next part of the story.

    It was fun to read about the local areas of South Florida where this story takes place. I felt that I could meet Xenon at any time. I thoroughly enjoyed the author's in depth knowledge of medical, martial arts, and even motorcycles. His refreshing but almost torturous take on love and pain was interesting and opened up a whole new way of thinking for me.

    This book is an absolute must have for anyone with a love of all things martial arts. I do hope that a movie is made from these 2 books - The Cutting Season and Quiet Teacher. Bravo!

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