In a futuristic setting of Earth, the
planet has survived the attack of an alien race due to the
help of another race who teach humans to bring out their
latent powers, as well as alchemy. One of the things that
have become more powerful in this world is the Triads. The
FBI as well as the supernatural ‘superheroes’ are out to stop
one of the most notorious of them, the Snakehead Triad.
Attorney Liz is tired of the love them
and leave them lifestyle she has led and now wants to have
some sort of normalcy in her life. The problem is how can one
be normal, when you are working for a suspected Snakehead
Triad member, spying for the FBI and are saved by a Ninja who
you are now drawn to. When she discovers that her mild
mannered secretary (Kent) may be more then he seems how will
she decide between the mysterious Ninja and Kent.
Kent has his own secrets. He has a tie
to the Snakehead Triad that he has tried hard to sever over
the years. His sister is a member of the FBI, whom he helps
out occasionally with his other powers, his superpowers that
is. While Kent doesn’t see his powers as something to make
him a superhero many would, it isn’t everyone who has been
trained and can act as ‘Ninja’. He is keeping his secret from
Liz as he wants her to pick him and not the mythical superhero
as the man to keep seeing. But, can they stay together while
harboring all of these secrets?
Go Ninja Go. Racy Li has a winner on her
hands with Ninja. Her characters are well
developed and face a lot of competing priorities. I enjoyed
the irony that her main character was named Kent. There are
some hot steamy scenes both in the bedroom and other places.
I hope Ninja is the first in a long series of
stories by Racy Li and I will be first in line for the next
one, which is why Ninja is one of my spring
Joyfully Recommended Reads.