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This is the first novel in the popular Aikido Mystery Series. We meet Aikido Sensei Parker who is struggling to make ends meet now that the economy has tanked. He knows he's only a payday from disaster so he asks his old boss, (Fat) Albert Diamond to rehire him as a private investigator. "Sure," he says. "Why not?" and the chase is on.Why? Because Parker won't wear a gun. He hates them, and that makes him very popular with the crazy celebrities that make movies about shooting 50 or 100 bad guys, but who personally feel that guns are bad. They're willing to pay double time to have Parker be their bodyguard. Parker goes on assignment to protect Thadenzuela, a pair of Hollywood stars who are remaking the old martial art classic ABOVE THE FRAY. There have been threats and warnings not to do it, but they are determined. It doesn't take long for the guns to start blazing and the mystery to envelope the entire movie set. Parker meets his new partner and can't believe his eyes. "Just go with it," says Fat Albert, "He's a goofball, but he's a stone cold killer." Parker doesn't believe him until the odd character pulls out the biggest gun that Parker has ever seen and begins blasting. The mystery unfolds from coast to coast until Parker finally has to put himself on the line and the battle of the Aikido century begins.
About the Author
Daniel Linden has been writing for over 40 years and is the author of over 11 books. His work ranges from instructional books and literary novels, to mysteries. He has many hobbies, too many to mention, but most of his time is spent teaching Aikido (6th dan, Aikikai) playing music, building mandolins, fishing, hunting, hiking, foraging for mushrooms and wild plants and caring for dogs. He lives with his wife in Florida and Maine.