[Japan] An intelligence analyst is murdered on temple grounds.
[Manila] Two embassy guards go missing and a bizarre execution video is discovered by a special-forces team.
[New York] Martial arts expert Connor Burke is hired as a consultant for an elite US Army training program.
[Mindanao Philippines] A young Japanese ethnographer from Harvard University is kidnapped by a terrorist cell of Abu Sayeff.
A renegade martial arts Sensei known as the Tengu has been recruited to train a splinter group of Asian terrorists with links to Al Qaeda. The Tengu mourns the vanished prestige and cultural heritage of Imperial Japan. He, like the men he trains, believes the West is responsible for destroying the spiritual essence of a once-great culture.
In a series of violent clashes spawned by the bizarre intersection of contemporary fundamentalist terrorist ideology and the personal vendettas of the Tengu, Connor Burke and his martial arts teacher Yamashita are pawns in a game that will ensnare them while they search for the most deadly of foes: the Tengu.
A nationally know expert on the culture and practice of the martial arts, John Donohue has been banging around dojo for more than 30 years.
James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor and Mad Dogs
TENGU is a gem amidst the gravel bed of thrillers that claim to feature martial arts. Donohue knows the drama and integrity of both martial arts and fiction, blends them both together in this solid, savvy novel that adds to his literary and popular entertainer reputation. Donohue satisfies readers with sly humor, bone-deep knowledge and clear eye.
Lawrence A. Kane, author of Surviving Armed Assaults
Donohue has truly raised the bar with TENGU, the third installment of his Connor Burke series. This action packed thriller depicts a gritty realism. Once you start reading, itís hard to put down. Highly recommended!
Sgt. Rory Miller, Author of Meditations on Violence
Donahue hits poignantly and true on something that most martial artists will never feel: the deep emotional shifts as a studentís relationship with a sensei changes to something deeper. A well crafted martial arts thriller, which is something of a rarity.