1984 "First Edition" stated; Villard Books publishers, New York; larger hardbound with ebony boards and gilt design and lettering on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket has a small edge wear, otherwise quite good.
Eric Van Lustbader (born December 24, 1946) is a writer of thriller and fantasy novels. He has published as Eric Lustbader, Eric V. Lustbader, and Eric Van Lustbader.
He is a graduate of New York's Stuyvesant High School and Columbia College, with a degree in sociology, and he has a second-level Reiki degree. He is married to Victoria Lustbader, also an author.
The incredible saga that began with Eric Van Lustbader's The Ninja - the blockbuster bestseller that set a new standard for exotic intrigue - now continues with The Miko.
A revered sensei is brutally murdered by his favorite student - the only female student in this ancient dojo in the mountaintops of Japan. The murderess is a Miko, a sorceress - indescribably beautiful, overpoweringly sensual, possessing incomprehensible powers. The murder of the beloved sensei is only beginning of a deadly mission: she plans to use her powers to destroy Nicholas Linnear...