Floating City Yes, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, and Judith Krantz give us big, fat books, but Eric Lustbader's latest may be the hot summer beach read. Floating… Fiction Mystery and Thriller
Book Review

Floating City

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Writer: Eric Lustbader; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

Yes, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, and Judith Krantz give us big, fat books, but Eric Lustbader's latest may be the hot summer beach read. Floating City is the second in a planned trilogy of James Bond-as-Ninja-mystic Nicholas Linnear novels. Here Linnear works with an ex-NYPD cop, both racing against time to save the world from a superweapon. The plot features the Japanese and American mafias, as well as a Vietnam vet previously gone AWOL, now turned drug warlord and madman. What it loses in technobabble, it more than makes up for in genuine intrigue and suspense-filled danger. The violence is deliciously unrepentant, but never gratuitous, and Bond — oops, Linnear — bags his babe. A-

Originally posted Aug 19, 1994 Published in issue #236 Aug 19, 1994 Order article reprints