The Ninja's Illusion

The Ninja's Illusion

by Gigi Pandian

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ISBN-13: 9781635112528
Publisher: Henery Press Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Series: The Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mysteries , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 136,898
File size: 548 KB

About the Author

Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous works, including the Accidental Alchemist Mystery series and several short stories. She is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India. Gigi lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Allyson Ryan is a native New Yorker whose diverse talents have led to a career in voice-over, theater, TV, commercials, and films. She won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her recording of On the Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya McLaren. She is also a 2017 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Award nominee.

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The Ninja's Illusion 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 1 days ago
I enjoyed the whole series and was drawn in by the detail and dramatic tension so wonderfully portrayed.
GratefulGrandma 24 days ago
The Ninja's Illusion is the 5th book in the Jaya Jones series and this is a series that I really enjoy. It is a cozy, but with adventure and history thrown in. Jaya is a professor of history, but has a reputation for finding treasure. In this story, Jaya travels to Japan where here best friend Sanjay a.k.a. The Hindi Houdini is working with the controversial magician, Akira who is planning on ding the Indian Rope Trick. It is one of those tricks that is talked about, but noone has ever seen it performed. Sanjay wants Jaya to stay home, but that makes her more eager to travel to Japan. As well she has agreed to help Professor Nakamura with some research into a Dutch Trading Ship and its captain. When Jaya and Sanjay meet up at a temple in Japan and someone dressed as a Ninja tries to harm them, they become very concerned. More questionable occurrences happen as well as a dead body turning up. Can Jaya find the treasure of the Dutchman? Will Sanjay perform The Indian Rope Trick? The Ninja's Illusion is an entertaining book to read, just as the others in this series have been. Each of these books in the series can be read as stand alone stories, but once you read one, you will want to go back and read the rest. The story is intriguing with enough of a mystery to satisfy and cozy mystery lover and with enough adventure to intrigue a mystery/adventure lover. I love the dialogue between the characters. Whether it is Sanjay and Jaya, Jaya and her librarian friend Tamarind or even her brother, it is easy going and fun. The one thing that did bother me was the romance triangle that seemed to pop up midway through the story. Jaya and Lane have been taking some time apart, and suddenly, Jaya's best friend Sanjay, announces that he has feelings for her and kisses her. Not only was Jaya a bit uncomfortable with this, but as a reader, I was as well. I hope that storyline does not continue as I do not enjoy love triangles. I was happy to see Tamarind show up on Japan. She does a good job keeping Jaya on track and pointing her in directions that she does not always see on her own. This book has sabotage, murder, and suspicion. Even a body disappears, and suspicions surround a mysterious ninja that seems to be following Jaya and Sanjay. Add in a fox spirit and you have just enough spirituality and magic for a great ending. I recommend this book to lovers of mystery stories whether it be cozy or adventurous. I listened to this book and enjoyed the narration very much. It was easy to listen to, with a well paced reading.
MsArdychan More than 1 year ago
Please Note: I received an advance reader's copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions in my review in any way. Over the past year, I have become a huge fan of author Gigi Pandian, having read all the books in her series called The Accidental Alchemist. This is my first time reading a book in the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt series, and I didn't know what to expect. I loved that I didn't have to start with the first book in order to enjoy this latest novel. The setting is so compelling, the characters so well-developed, and the action so thrilling, that I was fully immersed in the experience. I loved it!