The Ninja's Blade (Paperback)

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Lily Wong is a character that we need in the genre. A strong, smart woman who can kick butt and an interesting family background. Here though, the plot shows Lily's weaknesses, her own economic privilege as well as a stable home life. Lily continues to fight for ones in need and while she intellectually understands sex trafficking, she doesn't understand some of the underlying dynamics of the victims and why they initially fall for the predator. Lily imparts what she would do bc of her own background instead of really seeing where these girls are coming from. Lily does learn though, but there is an element of judgment behind it that she tries to work past.  I especially like how her family dynamics impact her chosen profession.

Reviewed by: Audrey H.

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Lily Wong is a character that we need in the genre. A strong, smart woman who can kick butt and an interesting family background. Here though, the plot shows Lily's weaknesses, her own economic privilege as well as a stable home life. Lily continues to fight for ones in need and while she intellectually understands sex trafficking, she doesn't understand some of the underlying dynamics of the victims and why they initially fall for the predator. Lily imparts what she would do bc of her own background instead of really seeing where these girls are coming from. Lily does learn though, but there is an element of judgment behind it that she tries to work past.  I especially like how her family dynamics impact her chosen profession.

— Audrey H.

Description


Lily Wong--a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja--has more trouble than she was bargaining for when controlling grandparents arrive in Los Angeles from Hong Kong at the same time she goes undercover in the dangerous world of youth sex trafficking. As she hunts for a kidnapped prostitution victim, a missing high school girl, and a sociopathic trafficker, the surviving members of a murderous street gang hunt for her. Life would be easier if Lily knew who to trust. But when victims are villains, villains are victims, and even family is plotting against her, easy is not an option. All Lily can do is follow the trail wherever it leads: through a high school campus polarized by racial tension or the secret back rooms of a barber/tattoo/brothel or the soul-crushing stretch of Long Beach Boulevard known as The Blade. She relies on her ninja skills to deceive and infiltrate, rescue and kill--whatever is necessary to free the girls from their literal and figurative slavery. If only those same skills could keep Lily's conniving grandparents from hijacking her future.

About the Author


Tori Eldridge is the author of the Anthony, Lefty and Macavity-nominated first Lily Wong thriller, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, which was named one of the Best Mystery Books of the Year by The South Florida Sun Sentinel. Her horror screenplay, "The Gift," earned a semi-finalist place for the prestigious Academy Award Nicholl Fellowship. Tori is a Hawaiian-Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja who was born and raised in Hawaii. She holds a fifth-degree black belt in To Shin Do Ninjutsu and has traveled the USA teaching seminars on the ninja arts, weapons, and women's self-protection. Find her online at www.torieldridge.com and on Twitter at @ToriEldridge.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781951709099
ISBN-10: 1951709098
Publisher: Agora Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English

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