Shibumi by Trevanian

‘It is a statement so correct that it does not have to be bold, so poignant it does not have to be pretty, so true it does not have to be real. Shibumi is understanding rather than knowledge. In a man it is authority without domination.’

‘How does one achieve this shibumi, sir?’

‘One does not achieve it, one... discovers it. And only a few men of infinite refinement ever do that.’

From that moment Nicholas Hel’s primary goal in life was to become a man of shibumi...

In Shibumi, bestselling author Trevanian surpasses the breathtaking action and suspense which millions of readers have come to expect from his work. Trevanian, master of the anti-hero, has created in Nicholas Hel a warrior-philosopher, the perfect assassin for our times.

A brutal CIA spoiling raid has left nine shattered, bloody bodies lying in Rome Airport. A woman, Hannah Stern, has escaped. Both the CIA and its sinister ‘Mother Company’ are determined to track Hannah down and eliminate her. The chase leads to Hel, an almost legendary killer who has served most of the world’s paymasters.

Set in Europe and Japan, Shibumi is Trevanian at his best.

Hardcover 1979 edition

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Shibumi by Trevanian

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