Deshi by John Donohue audiobook

Deshi: A Martial Arts Thriller

By John Donohue
Read by Barrett Whitener

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786182794

  • ISBN: 9780786182787

  • ISBN: 9780786183203

Runtime: 10.67 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In each life the wheel of karma turns. Asian scholar and martial artist Connor Burke, who continues to labor under the stern tutelage of the master warrior Yamashita Sensei, is drawn once again into a murder investigation when the police discover a link between the victim and a mysterious martial arts sensei named Kita Takanobu. Kita has created a powerful New Age synthesis of Tibetan mysticism and the lethal heritage of the samurai.

Along the way, Burke finds himself pulled into the strange orbit of the Tibetan Lama Changpa, a mystic and clairvoyant who sees the dark clouds drawing in around Kita but is helpless to prevent a tragedy. Burke follows a trail that ultimately leads to Kita’s elite mountain temple, where he will face his most deadly challenge ever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“John Donohue’s Deshi is another excellent tale of clashing cultures, an exquisitely flavored and nuanced mystery…Donohue’s story is also one of insight and reflection, written by an author who understands the dichotomy between East and West and uses that knowledge to flavor his already compelling prose.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Peppered with musings of Eastern philosophy, gritty cop lingo, and occasional understated humor, this mystery with its fresh protagonist will appeal to all kinds of readers, not just martial arts aficionados.” Publishers Weekly
“Barrett Whitener brings Burke’s first-person point of view to life with a tone of humility and determination…This adept blend of mystery and martial arts should fascinate listeners as it draws them into Burke’s world.” AudioFile
“Award-winning reader Whitener provides an excellent, fully voiced presentation, portraying Connor Burke as the all-American hero, the detectives as serious but disinterested lawmen, and some Asians as scholars and others as evil.” Kliatt

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Author

Author Bio: John Donohue

Author Bio: John Donohue

John Donohue is a nationally recognized authority on the martial arts and holds black belts in karate and kendo. He is the author of four nonfiction books on the martial arts and the martial arts thriller Sensei. He lives in Youngstown, New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English