New York: Crown, (1979). First Edition. Hardcover. In Nicholai Hel, Trevanian has created the perfect assassin for our times: a man wrought out of the crucible of war and devastation. Brought up in China by his aristocratic Russian mother, he found strength and education in the arms of his Japanese warrior foster father, who instilled in him the determination to attain 'shibumi'. Shibumi is a word like charisma. Literally, shibumi means the essence of beauty. 374pp. A very good copy in a very good plus dust jacket. Item #14298
ISBN: 0517532433

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