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Enzan The Far Mountain: A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller by John Donohue

WINNER: GOLD MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE Benjamin Franklin Book Awards 2015 WINNER: RUNNER UP FICTION Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2015 FINALIST MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE USA Best Books Award 2014 Chie Miyazaki is wild and spoiledthe pampered child of a cadet line of the imperial House of Japan. When she disappears in the United States accompanied by a slick Korean boyfriend, it sets off alarm bells among people in Japan's security apparatus. The Japanese want the problem solved quietly. They seek out Connor Burke, prize student of the master martial arts sensei Yamashita. Burke suspects that he's being used, but he accepts the assignment out of honor for his revered sensei. A covert search and rescue operation turns into a confrontation with a North Korean sleeper cell, and Burke finally discovers the secret that drove Yamshita from Japan so many years ago and the power behind the decades-old connections that pull Yamashita back into danger in the service of the imperial family.

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Multilayered and satisfying, a welcome and well-developed addition to an accomplished series. Kirkus A Zen master, a princess, and a martial artist burst out of their archetypes to reveal deep and likable characters. Stupendous! Foreword Reviews Incredible ... delightful ... couldn't put it down. (5 hearts) Heartland Reviews 4 out of 5 stars. Interesting plot and well written. Recommend for those Einstein martial arts. -- Marjorie Benet, Net Galley Reviewer 3 out of 5 stars. I strongly suspect that readers of John Donahue's four previous burke books" need only to be told that there is a new one out titled Enzan: The Far Mountain" and they will seek it out. However, if you are new to the John Donahue's fiction, as I was, I offer this advice; you need not be overly concerned about the book being part of a series as it stands quite well on it's own merit. The story is this: the daughter of a rich and powerful Japanese family is a willing participant in sex games with thugs. Pictures of her activities are being sent to her father, a high-ranking diplomat in the Japanese Foreign Service, in order to embarrass and manipulate him. The family reaches out to Burke and his Sensei, Yamashita for help. Why them? The answer comes to light in a diary written by Yamashita's old enemy Mori. When Burke decides to shoulder the burden to shield Yamashita, the double dealing and betrayals only wrap them tighter together. The story is awash in the culture of Japan and Burke's devotion to the way of the warrior" lends a semi-religiosity to the story. These injections of Japanese aestheticism and martial arts philosophy provide both reasons for, and contrasts to, the violence surrounding the mission to retrieve the errant daughter. I found Enzan" to be well written and interesting. The actions of Burke and Yamashita have realistic consequences; they, and their opponents are skillful, but there is no superhero, or mega-villain, within it's pages. All the characters have voices that seem true to life; they interact and clash in an unfantastic manner with that of Burke. I think anyone, and particularly those who have an interest in Japanese martial arts, will enjoy this slim novel. I received an advance reader's copy of Enzan: The Far Mountain" from NetGalley. -- J Alton, Net Galley Reviewer 4 out of 5 stars. Although I am not someone who engages in the martial arts, and had not read the earlier books in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The main character is engaging and I appreciated his self-deprecating wry humor. The plot held together reasonably well for a thriller. I am now going to see if I can read some of the earlier books in the series, which is as strong a compliment as I can make. -- David Daniel Klipper, Net Galley Reviewer

About John Donohue

John Donohue, is an expert on the study of the martial arts. He is the author of ten books, including the award-winning Connor Burke martial arts thrillers Sensei, Deshi, Tengu, and Kage. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, researches and trains in the martial arts, and has been banging around the dojo for more than thirty years. John Donohue, resides near New Haven, Connecticut.

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Enzan The Far Mountain: A Connor Burke Martial Arts Thriller by John Donohue
John Donohue
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YMAA Publication Center
Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Mystery/Suspense) 2015
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