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.
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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.
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.
This is such a fun book. At first you think it's a standard PI adventure - but it goes in directions you never expect, and you really care what happe..Show More »ns next. Great book!!« Show Less
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....