Sensei by John Donohue
A Thriller

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In every case, the modus operandi is the same, and the only clue available is a cryptic message scrawled on the wall bearing the signature "Ronin" - the Japanese name for a masterless samurai.

Connor Burke, a part-time college teacher with a passion for the martial arts, is called in to help out with the investigation by his brother, an NYPD detective. With the help of his teacher, the master warrior Yamashita Sensei, Burke begins to follow the trail of clues that stretches across time and place, ultimately confronting his own fears, his sense of honor, and the ruthless killer who calls himself "Ronin".

Combining the exotic world of the Japanese martial arts with the gritty nuts-and-bolts aspects of a murder investigation, Sensei is a fast-paced, riveting thriller that explores the links between people as they struggle for mastery, identity, and a sense of belonging.

About John Donohue

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John Donohue holds black belts in both Karatedo and Kendo and has studied various Asian martial arts disciplines, such as karate, kendo, judo, aikido, iaido, and taiji, over the past 25 years. A nationally recognized authority on the topic, he is also an associate editor of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts and has written four non-fiction books on the martial arts. In addition, he has been a featured speaker at national and international conventions, as well as on television and radio.
Published April 9, 2003 by Minotaur Books. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Every good martial-arts student knows that "you don't talk back.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Sensei: A Thriller

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Donohue crisply and elegantly blends Japanese martial arts and urban New York in his assured debut, a thriller about a vengeance-seeking Ronin, or masterless samurai. Dr. Connor Burke is an adjunct

Mar 24 2003 | Read Full Review of Sensei: A Thriller

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