cover image White Ninja

White Ninja

Eric Van Lustbader. Fawcett Books, $6.99 (512pp) ISBN 978-0-449-21851-8

As elaborate as its predecessors The Ninja and The Miko , this epic melodrama set in present-day Japan features Japanese tanjian sorcery, troubled family histories, crime and political intrigue. ``A distinctly good time for the unabashed thriller-reader, particularly those with a taste for the mystical, exotic and sexually kinky,'' said PW. (May)