Karateka by Nik Forster
REVISED EDITION - The original version of this book was published in 2015 with the title Urban Samurai.
“Bulldozer’s first attack caused me to sidestep and dance out of reach. The fear, the apprehension, the nervousness had left me as I concentrated on the man opposite, his intention to put me on my back. In his haste to nail me, his guard dropped and he gave me an opportunity, which I took without hesitation and drove a hard maegeri (front kick) into the space provided just above his groin and below his navel. The kick took Bulldozer off his feet and sent him to the floor. The crowd whistled and shouted their approval.”
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Tony Mason loves Karate, he loves it enough to overcome personal tragedy and go to Japan to study it in depth... However shortly after his return to his native Australia, he ends up in prison. There his karate comes in useful but it makes him an enemy of the worst kind.
After his release, he just wants to go back to leading a normal life and maybe get to know the daughter that he hasn’t even seen but a prison escape puts him and his loved ones at risk.
Will he need to use violence to solve his problems or will that just get him into even more trouble?
Tony Mason, not a hero, not an anti-hero, just a bloke trying to do the right thing...
Number of Words: 81500
Published: Oct 2018
Genre: Crime & Detective
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