The Ninja's Blade
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.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 139 x 215 x 27.94mm | 408.23g
- 01 Sep 2020
- Polis Books
- New York, United States
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Named One of the Best Books of 2020: Private Investigator Lily Wong has a heightened sense of social justice, killer moves and a snarky mouth. It's an irresistible combo.--The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Eldridge has written a swift, slick PI novel that takes on sex trafficking and social injustice with the sharpness of a, well, Ninja's blade.--The Minneapolis StarTribune Recommended read. Love this new series--definitely my kind of kick ass heroine. Fast-paced and adrenaline-packed!--Lisa Gardner, #1 Bestselling Author of WHEN YOU SEE ME "With THE NINJA'S BLADE Tori Eldridge turns the dial to 11. More action, more fantastic characters, and more devious twists. Highly recommended!"--Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of V-WARS and INK Eldridge does a terrific job...her need to stand up for and to protect the vulnerable should be a rallying cry. This series continues to impress.--Library Journal (Starred) "Lily Wong is gutsy, smart, and irresistible--just like THE NINJA'S BLADE. Grab it!" --Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT In her unconventional style, the indomitable Lily keeps all these balls in the air, resulting in an exciting mystery that takes a sobering look at the sexual exploitation of youth in Los Angeles. Readers will eagerly await Lily's next outing.--Publishers Weekly "Lily Wong is back and her quest for justice is stronger than ever! Buckle up for another heart-stopping ride!"―Karen Dionne, USA Today and #1 internationally bestselling author of THE WICKED SISTER THE NINJA'S BLADE will have you on the edge of your seat, turning pages so fast toward the end that you risk death by paper cut. Lily may not be winded at the end of those ninja fights, but you sure will be. If you're not reading this series, you're missing out big time.--Tracy Clark, author of the acclaimed Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series The Ninja Daughter comes out swinging in the rousing second installment of Tori Eldridge's Lily Wong series.--Suspense Magazine
About Tori Eldridge
Tori Eldridge is the Anthony, Lefty, and Macavity Awards-nominated author of the acclaimed Lily Wong series: The Ninja Daughter, The Ninja's Blade, and The Ninja Betrayed (out 9/14/21). Her short stories have been published in horror, dystopian, and other literary anthologies, and her narrative poem appears in the inaugural reboot of Weird Tales magazine. Tori's screenplay The Gift earned a semi-finalist spot for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Before writing, she performed as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film. Tori holds a fifth-degree black belt in To-Shin Do ninjutsu and has traveled the U.S. teaching ninja martial arts and women's empowerment. Visit her website at https: //torieldridge.com.