Dukkha Reverb (Sam Reeves Martial Arts Thriller) (Paperback)

By Loren W. Christensen

YMAA Publication Center, 9781594392634, 514pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2013

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If you're going to fight bad guys, you might as well make them really mad at you

A few weeks ago, I had a good life--I was a respected Portland police detective and successful martial arts instructor. Then I shot somebody--then I shot two more people. It changed everything. Into this chaos stepped a man and an enchanting Vietnamese woman. Turns out he's my father who I thought was dead, and she's--wow. We got to know each over coffee and, oh yeah, fighting for our lives against Vietnamese gangsters seeking revenge against my father. What a week, glad it's over.

A restful trip abroad, to get acquainted with my 'new' father and the beautiful Mai, sounds like a good idea. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, here I come

What I didn't expect, in this exotic city, was Lai Van Tan, the crazed mob boss and sex trafficker, still raging against my family for an imagined wrong--now he wants me too. With the aid of some unique Vietnamese War veterans, each with a deadly set of skills, the fight is on. My hope for a restful visit is deteriorating fast.

About the Author

Loren W. Christensen has written 45 books, dozens of magazine articles, and editor of a police newspaper. He has written about martial arts, missing children, gangs, schools and workplace violence, and various street subcultures. Christensen's law enforcement career began in 1967 Military Policeman (Army), Portland (Oregon) Police Bureau in 1972, retiring in 1997. His martial arts training began in 1965. He has earned 11 black belts and was inducted into the martial arts Masters Hall of Fame in 2011. Loren W. Christensen resides near Portland Oregon. ISBNs and titles of illustrator's previous books: On Combat 978-0964920545; Warrior Mindset 978-0964920552; Dukkha the Suffering 978-1594392269