|About the Book|
All proceeds from the sales of this short story are being donated to help the people of Japan overcome the terrible devastation of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Sendai area on March 11, 2011. Thank you for buying this!Its just after the thrilling events that unfolded in the pages of THE KENSEI: A Lawson Vampire Novel when Lawson is directed to the northeastern city of Sendai, Japan to track down an elusive assassin known only as The Silencer (also seen in the free Lawson Vampire short story DEAD DROP).But as Lawson tracks her down, mother nature unleashes a hellish series of events that throw Lawson and his foe together. Can they survive together or perish separately. Find out in this 5,000-word short story.Praise for Jon F. Merz:Lawson is more like Jason Bourne than Dracula, making this a vampire mystery with broad appeal. --BooklistA powerful novel by a man who knows the turf already. -NYT Bestselling author Robert. B. ParkerJon F. Merzs novels move at a break-neck pace, twisting through a landscape of thrills and terror. -- Douglas Clegg, author of The Infinite and The Priest of Blood...a fine stalking session in vampire-noir land...a series and talented writer Ill be sticking with all the way. -- Mort Castle, author of The Strangers and On Writing HorrorPraise for Jon F. Merzs THE KENSEI (A Lawson vampire Novel #5):If James Bond, True Blood and Kill Bill created a mutant hybrid of a book, it would be The Kensei. A bullet train slice em, dice em mixture of action, suspense, and vampire ninjas. Did I mention vampire ninjas?--Jason Pinter, bestselling author of The Fury and The DarknessThe Kensei is an action novel with real bite. Vampires, Yakuza killers, crooks and animal-monster hyrbids. Jon F. Merz brings his A-game and then ratchets it up to a whole new level of supernatural action. Highly recommended! --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The Dragon Factory and Patient ZeroIn The Kensei, Jon F. Merz seamlessly welds gritty detail with myth and legend to create a thrill ride into the shadow-world lurking beneath modern Japan. Lawsons fight against evil has bone-crunching authenticity. Plus, it has vampires, ninjas, and vampire ninjas. What more could anyone ask?--Christopher Farnsworth, author or Blood OathAbout The Author:Jon F. Merz is a writer with over a dozen published novels, a producer for New Ronin Entertainment and a trained black belt ninja. He has taught defensive tactics to civilian crime watch groups, police, military units, and agencies like the US Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Prisons. In his past, Jon served with the United States Air Force, worked for the US government, and handled executive protection for Fortune 500 clients. He lives with his wife and two sons in suburban Boston.