Nicholas Linnear, visionary hero of The Ninja, The Kaisho, and Floating City, returns in...Second Skin
Eric Lustbader's powerful novels have established him as "an author of authentic and engrossing Oriental intrigue second to none" (Ib Melchior, Los Angeles Times Book Review). 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 will solidify his ultimate power -- and destroy Linnear. Mick Leonforte, an international corporate power broker as well as a criminal czar, is preparing to take on Linnear, his sworn nemesis, on the battleground where business and warfare become one. With the help of seasoned New York City police detective Lew Croaker and the dazzling, cunning Vesper Arkham, Linnear pursues his prey -- placing Koei, the woman he loves above all else, in the vengeful path of a criminal genius. And it will plunge Nicholas into the depths of Kshira -- the terrible force that even the master who trained him in the mysteries of psychic warfare was powerless to escape.