THE WISDOM OF DEATHBrett Wallace was the man who had everything.A brilliant career. Loving parents. A beautiful Japanese wife.Now, because of a single act by unspeakable savages, he has nothing. Nothing, that is, except a raging thirst for revenge.And a special knowledge of the oldest, deadliest martial art of them all. The art of the Ninja. VENGEANCE IS HIS...
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Vengeance is His Reviews
After the deathly dull BUTCHER #9 the debut of the Batman-esque Ninja Master was just what I needed to get me back on course. Brett Wallace's parents and pregnant wife are murdered by a biker gang on a thrill kill and when they get off due to a technicality he goes all Bruce Wayne and disappears for a few years, creating a new secret identity while training in the art of the ninja. Years later he returns to the USA to put his ninja skills to good use helping those in need. Reads like a violent, sexed-up pilot for a 70s tv show. Not nearly as bad as I'd been led to believe with plenty of head-busting action, a hooker with a heart of gold, crusty ex-Marines and more.
Very perfunctory with basic descriptions and a mundane plot. There are some odd quirks, like the author's constant mentioning of Absolut vodka and the seeming lack of understanding of what a ninja really is. He'll say something like "he learned what some would call magic" and leave it at that with no further talk. Fairly slow with lots of planning and little action, but it was short.
This book should have been called planning master. There's not much ninja action. This is more like a 70's T.V. movie. It's not bad. It just needed a lot more action. Hopefully the next book will be better.
'He had a raging thirst - for vengeance!'Agree with another review that it was a 70s king fu movie plot. The origin story kind of beats you over the head with predictable foreshadowing. But I didn't mind any of that. I loved the specific details around Absolute vodka and freshly ground coffee then summing up 9 years of ninja training in one paragraph. Reading it for the first time now, it is a great look back at a time before smartphones and wifi. It is from a line of Warner Books called the Men of Action series - so that is fun too. I like to read the backs with a movie trailer voice.