Against his grandfather’s wishes, an orphaned Japanese student at UCLA returns to his home country following the tragic loss of his close friend and university professor, only to discover a malevolent force that aims to take away everything he has left … and more.
“Yin-Yang Code: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo combines the ancient disciplines of martial arts, philosophy and mysticism of Japan with modern day murder and a plot to uncover untold riches. It is a spellbinding read for aficionados of martial arts and the mysteries of Japan. The book is action packed with amazingly intricate fight sequences and car chases that leave you breathless… Grips you until the last page and leaves you hanging by your finger tips in anticipation of the next installment.” –Robert Short, writer, director, and Academy Award Winning makeup effects designer
This is the most breathtaking story by master of Ninja, Sho Kosugi. I am now living in the island “Shikoku” Japan where the story is developed. It is surprising to know his deep understanding about the historical background and blending that into modern adventure. Highly recommended for those curious about oriental mystery. ~ Ryoichi Umebayashi
A wonderfully gripping centuries-old mystery
Based upon real Japanese historical figures, events, and locations, Ninja movie legend Sho Kosugi (Revenge of the Ninja, Pray For Death, Ninja Assassin) and co-author Warren Chaney have created a wonderfully gripping centuries-old mystery filled with mysticism, martial arts action, and edge of your seat thrills.
Mysticism, martial arts action, and edge of your seat thrills!Fans of Mr. Kosugi from the movies will also get a kick out of the not so slight knowing winks at the audience (reader) about ninjas and ninja movies, such as one character referring to another character by saying: "Any day now, I expect to see him leap out of a tree in a Ninja outfit. You know, like that actor...uh, what's his name, the one who did all the Ninja films?"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and can't wait for the conclusion of the story in the second book, "Yin Yang Code: The Shadow of Tenkai-Bo".
“A great read! The book’s adventure and mystery, reminds me of the great Sherlock
Holmes tales that unlock mysteries behind the clues while seeking hidden treasures, yet to
be discovered. The story takes place in America and Japan where I once played
professional baseball and the book made me feel that I was back there. The writers, Chaney
and Kosugi, have succeeded in creating a fast paced adventure with carefully crafted word
pictures of Japanese culture and history that draw you into the story. For pure
entertainment, it’s all there.”
Scott Sheldon – Major League Baseball Player (Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh
Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, and Japan’s Orix Baseball Club)
“Yin-Yang Code: Drums of Tenkai-Bo, combines the ancient disciplines of the martial arts,
philosophy and the mysticism of Japan with modern day murder and a plot to uncover
untold riches. It is a spellbinding read for aficionados of martial arts and the mysteries of
Japan. The book is action packed with amazingly intricate fight sequences and car chases
that leave you breathless. The encounters are suspenseful and well detailed in a visceral
cinematic way so as to put the reader in the center of the action. Filled with stalwart heroes
and a sadistic, cunning and unstoppable villain, it’s a complex story of intrigue, filled with
action, love, tragic revelations, betrayal and honor. “Yin-Yang Code” grips you until the
last page and leaves you hanging by your fingers tips in anticipation of the next
Robert Short – Writer, Director, Academy Award Winning makeup effects designer
“The book is very fascinating and it took me back in time. I enjoyed the book and highly
recommend it to all.”
Kamran Qureshi, Vice President – Union Bank–Montebello Branch
“Set in today's era, this story reflects the deep and inextricable ties between the spirit and
material worlds, the ancient and the modern, the East and West. The insight of the writers
gives readers a way to learn about the energy that surrounds the infinite and eternal. “
Angela E. Oh, Lawyer Mediator, Los Angeles
"Warren Chaney and Sho Kosugi have woven a compelling story of mystery and adventure,
deftly combining ancient martial arts traditions and Eastern philosophy into the tale of a
young man's search for answers about his family's history, hidden treasure and demonic
villains who seek to thwart his quest for truth and justice."
Brian A Sun, Partner – JONES DAY® - Los Angeles, CA.