The Aikido-Ka is the second book in The Parker Mystery Series featuring Aikido Sensei Parker, a sometimes Private Eye. Parker's old friend Derek Gunner comes to Parker with a request to find the long lost son of his former army Captain who is dying. Barely excaping that meeting with his life Parker figures his job is done, only to find that instead of going back home and teaching aikido he now has to head to the Chicago suburbs and get the young man out of big time trouble.
In The Aikido Caper Sensei Parker faces a mysterious challenge when someone decides that the classic movie, Above the Fray will not be re-made. He is hired to protect the star and his wife, known collectively as Thadenzuela - Thad Deep and Valenzuela are Hollywood stars of a great magnitude and won't allow their bodyguard to wear a gun. In comes Parker, an aikido master and head of a school that is falling on hard times. He needs a job and they have one for him: protect them.
In this fourth novel, The Aikido Sensei, we meet Parker's old Aikido Sensei, a man of charm, humor and gusto. But a man who has also quit teaching Aikido. In a bid to rediscover himself and spend the rest of his life living in grace and simplicity he moves to a small town in Maine. But hey, he's old, not dead, and he's found a special woman he is very interested in getting to know. Before Parker gets the chance to meet her, mystery and murder changes his life forever and it is up to Parker to solve the crime....
"I don't think he likes women very much!"
Aikido Au Revoir is the fifth novel of the Aikido Mystery Series with Sensei Parker. He is in France on the Cote d'Azur teaching a pair of aikido seminars. It's tough work, but someone has to do it, right? Why not Parker? He is a master of the art, after all, and although he has his own school back in Orlando, Florida, it isn't doing as well as it was before the economy tanked. He is taking a break from his day job with this trip to France. He has had to resort to being a Private Detective to make ends meet, and this is going to be a vacation as well as a teaching job. Or is it?
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Parker tries to help an old family friend and is caught up in a deadly mix of terror and kidnapping. Opie Taylor returns to help Parker and brings along a new friend, a young, Puerto Rican, mixed martial art master named Gabriel Condore. Along with the old friend, Parker, Taylor and Gabe battle a suspected drug cartel from Miami trying to free the beautiful kidnap victim. All this takes place in the teeth of an on-rushing hurricane that is determined to rip Florida from the map.
Sensei Parker finds himself in Key West with his childhood friends, Willy and Sandra. They called for help and, of course, Parker came. Something is wrong in paradise, and they need their friend's help before it's too late. Synchronicity rears its quirky head as Opie Taylor hunts down their long-time nemesis, Luiz Crusado, and wants Parker to come help capture him. It just so happens that he's also in Key West.
Journey: On Mastering Ukemi is an allegorical tale meant for those individuals who have already learned the basics of ukemi - attack and the relentless heart. Yet beginners will find it fascinating as well, because Linden Sensei brings all his storytelling skills to bear upon this amazing journey. This is the second book in the Mastership Series by Aikido Master Daniel Linden. Mr. Linden continues his enigmatic and powerful instruction with an allegorical tale of test and triumph in the high Himalayan mountains in Nepal.
The Content of Character tells the multigenerational story of a melting pot American family from David and Joe's childhood onward. David is the voice. He builds a relationship with Amanda, a co-worker in the market research firm where he operates the waiting room for interview subjects. Despite his inability to express himself with any device but a quoted song lyric or a line from a television show he manages to tell her his story.