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Jian (edition 1986)

by Eric Van Lustbader

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Title:Jian
Authors:Eric Van Lustbader
Info:Fawcett (1986), Mass Market Paperback, 560 pages
Collections:English books
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CHINA MAROC
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
When the four pieces of jade meet, one man's game will be at an end....
Jian.
Age old rivals turned deadly enemies..
Exotic, erotic beauty and ruthless, murderous violence..
In Japan, in China, in Hong Kong - lethal pursuit and devious power struggles..
All parts of one vast battle..
  rajendran | Feb 17, 2009 |
A Lustbader novel I do not remember much about, so it cannot have been very exciting.
  www.snigel.nu | Aug 15, 2007 |
Two men who knew each other in their younger days come into conflict. Jake Maroc was a Chinese agent for a covert organisation, and also a martial arts guru. Nichiren is now a ganglord, and has a woman that is important to Jake.

Both are likely to do silly things in the coming conflict and a cooler head has to try and stop the flow on effects from being ridiculous.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/02/jian-eric-van-lustbader.html ( )
  bluetyson | Feb 25, 2007 |
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He who is prudent
and patiently waits for an enemy who is not,
will be victorious.

--Sun Tzu, The Art of War
There is no sin but ignorance.
--Christopher Marlowe
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Victoria, Eugenie, and Eli, Henry and Herb and Roni, Judy and Sue and Stu

Kung Hei Fat Choy!
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The old man with the bent shoulders came out of the rain, furling his janomegasa--his rice-paper umbrella--as if it were a ship's sail.
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The consummate warrior. the man who excels. The supreme master of all the arts - love and combat, strength and wisdom - who holds the fate of all China in his hands. In vast arena with its vivid scenarios of war and revolution, its intricate loyalties of clan and creed, many vie for total mastery.

Jake Maroc is the top agent for the Quarry, the secretive government agency. Niciren, Jake's sworn enemy, is a cold killer with a deadly secret. Shi Zilin is a wily Communist minister, a survivor of eras in turmoil. which one of them will emerge the true Jian?

For ancient pieces of jade are the key to unlocking the grand scheme of the Jian. the prize is Hong Kong - the glittering jewel that sets the KGB, the Communist Chinese, and the Americans in deadly battle.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449205975, Mass Market Paperback)

"Brilliant...Perhaps no other piece of fiction since SHOGUN illuminates the mind, machinations, and mores of Eastern peoles with the style and intensity of JIAN."
THE MIAMI HERALD
Jake Maroc is the top agent for the Quarry, the secretive government agency. Nichiren, Jake's sworn enemy, is a cold killer with a deadly secret. Shi Zilin is a wily Communist minister, a survivor of eras in turmoil. Which one of them will emerge the true Jian--the consummate warrior, the man who excels, the supreme master of the arts of love and combat, strength and wisdom?
Four ancient pieces of jade are the key to unlocking the grand scheme of the Jian. The price is Hong Kong--glittering jewel that sets the KGB, the Communist Chinese, and the Americans in a deadly battle.

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