Publisher: Crown Publishers
Book Condition: Very Good
0517532433 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0517532433Z2
Synopsis: Nicholai Hel, born in the ravages of World War I China to an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German father, raised in the spiritual gardens of a Japanese Go Master, survives the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world?s most artful lover?and its most accomplished and highly paid assassin. Genius, mystic, master of language and culture, Hel?s secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection?Shibumi.
Now living in an isolated mountain fortress with his magnificent Eurasian mistress?Hel faces his most sinister enemy, a supermonolith of espionage and monopoly. The battle lines are drawn: ruthless power and corruption on one side and on the other, Shibumi.
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A westerner raised in Japan, he survived the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished assassin. His greatest desire is to attain a state of effortless perfection . . . shibumi. But he is about to face his most sinister and corrupt enemy -- a supermonolith of espionage and monopoly bent on destroying
him. . . .
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