counter create hit Shan - Download Free eBook
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

Shan

Availability: Ready to download

On a high plateau in the heart of Asia lies Shan, the holy site where men are tested and the deepest secrets of Eastern mysticism are revealed. Enter into the challenge of Jake Maroc, a man of almost supernatural gifts, who is commissioned to help China fulfill its ancient destiny--as the future of the world hangs in the balance. From the Paperback edition.


Compare
Ads Banner

On a high plateau in the heart of Asia lies Shan, the holy site where men are tested and the deepest secrets of Eastern mysticism are revealed. Enter into the challenge of Jake Maroc, a man of almost supernatural gifts, who is commissioned to help China fulfill its ancient destiny--as the future of the world hangs in the balance. From the Paperback edition.

30 review for Shan

  1. 4 out of 5

    melhara

    DNF. This was sitting on my parents' bookshelf so I decided to give it a go. I tried. I didn't want to give up. I made it through 50% of the book but it was impossible for me to go on. IT'S SO BORING. And confusing. One second we're in Hong Kong with the Chinese mafia and somehow the Japanese yakuza is involved and there's some kind of gang war. Then we're in Russia with a woman who turns out to be a spy. Then in the USA with a crooked DEA or something like that. Then in China where something DNF. This was sitting on my parents' bookshelf so I decided to give it a go. I tried. I didn't want to give up. I made it through 50% of the book but it was impossible for me to go on. IT'S SO BORING. And confusing. One second we're in Hong Kong with the Chinese mafia and somehow the Japanese yakuza is involved and there's some kind of gang war. Then we're in Russia with a woman who turns out to be a spy. Then in the USA with a crooked DEA or something like that. Then in China where something spiritual and mystical seems to be going on. Everything was all over the place (and takes place all over the world apparently). I just couldn't follow any of it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Theophilus (Theo)

    If you haven't figured it out yet, I was really hooked on Eric Van Lustbader. I kept them all and reread them occasionally. Another great story. A U.S. spy working for China? Is he a traitor or are our (U.S. and China) destinies really linked?

  3. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    It was okay. I kind of got lost in the incredibly complicated stories that Lustbader writes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David

    An very muddled and at times confusing sequel to Jian.

  5. 4 out of 5

    For the love of books

    Bel seguito, forse anche migliore del primo nonostante ci sia meno azione. In questo romanzo si sciolgono le fila dei personaggi scoprendo così i loro destini. Mi è piaciuta l'evoluzione positiva di Daniella Vorkuta, quella di Bliss e anche la crisi che Jake affronta prima di mutare definitivamente e trasformarsi nello Shan. Lustbader non delude!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Judi

    I was not able to finish this book as I became disgusted with all the gratuitous sex and violence. This was a continuation of another book by this author. This book is decently written, but the story line was not as interesting as that of the previous book. It was disappointing after the first book. It was a very superficial and inaccurate portrayal of the Communist takeover of China with a very simplistic view of Mao Zhi Dong. I only read about 100 pages of the book before setting it aside.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tessa Small

    I Love these books on the Eastern Cultures. This like Jian is a mix of international espionage, intrigue, fast past chases and politics all thrown together in a fascinating read than takes you around the world and back in time all in a logical and structured order to keep you guessing. It has some extremely poignant moments and some finger biting cant put the book down moments. Great read, and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dimitko

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The continuation of "Jian" (this book) made me really sad. The general fabula direction was to be expected if you read the first part, but the way the author serves is, and the details around it, surely make it worth reading! Even though it doesnt have a "happy ending", it again shows some lessons in hardcore strategy and tactics which one can only respect. I found the book very educating, amongst all the small pleasures of reading it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rhod

    The story is fast paced, dealing with International intrigue, double agents, treachery, double cross. The author includes a rich dose of Chinese culture and the rise of Communism in China including the roles of the United States and Russia. The book is steamy and characters get involved in some brutal fights. I look forward to sampling some other books by this author.

  10. 4 out of 5

    David

    The book talk about spys, mafia and power. In my opinion this book try to be vast about the content but ended with a weak history. In my opinion the book have a good begining and have some parts brilliant written, but the main history never catch me The book talk about spy´s, mafia and power. In my opinion this book try to be vast about the content but ended with a weak history. In my opinion the book have a good begining and have some parts brilliant written, but the main history never catch me

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey C.

    Read decades ago.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mark Loughe

    four different agencies working the same ground. exotic beutys as spies an exttremly comolex plot to unite china and japan a definite cauldron of intrigue 5ive stars

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gabe S

    Also read this back in the nineties (97 I think?)- recall I wasn't as enamored of this series as much as his White Ninja books but was still majorly impressed at that age.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Benjo

    Good read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tyson

    The second book in the series, this one is just as strong as the first book in the series. Might even be a little stronger as they background is already set.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Eric Magnuson

  17. 4 out of 5

    Terry Meyer

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dave Rhinehart

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl Waigand

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ardale

  21. 5 out of 5

    Robert Walsh

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joshua

  23. 4 out of 5

    Doug Hensley

  24. 4 out of 5

    John Keegan

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nina Meysel

  26. 5 out of 5

    Richard

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rick

  28. 5 out of 5

    Donal

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dillon

  30. 4 out of 5

    Debi

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.