Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2005
Duration: 16 hours 48 minutes
Nicholai Hel born in the ravages of World War I China to an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German father, raised in the spiritual gardens of a Japanese Go Master, he survives the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished-and highly paid assassin. Genius, mystic, master of language and culture, Hel's secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection . . . Shibumi. Now living in an isolated mountain fortress with his magnificent Eurasian mistress-He'll faces his most sinister enemy-a supermonolith of espionage and monopoly. The battle lines are drawn. Ruthless power and corruption on one side and on the other ...Shibumi.