The Ninja Daughter
First Book in the Lily Wong Series
THE NINJA DAUGHTER is an action-packed thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja with “Joy Luck Club” family issues who battles the Los Angeles Ukrainian mob, sex traffickers, and her own family to save two desperate women and an innocent child.
After the murder of her sister, Lily Wong dedicates her life and ninja skills to the protection of women. But her mission is complicated by the secrets she keeps. Her father, a North Dakota farmer turned Chinese restaurateur, and her Hong Kong-born mother, who is already disappointed at her less than feminine ways, would be horrified by what Lily has become. Only Lily’s Japanese sensei and the couple who run a local women’s shelter know the truth.
When a young mother Lily has rescued returns to her abusive marriage, Lily focuses her protection skills on a new client, a nightclub waitress in the crosshairs of an enigmatic assassin with no apparent reason for wanting her dead. The mystery leads Lily on a dangerous journey of tangled truths, deadly conspiracies, and gritty suspense.
Lefty Award Nominee for Best Debut Mystery Novel
2019 Thriller Book of the Year from Authors on the Air Global Radio Network
“Eldridge’s debut thriller introduces readers to a heroine for the #MeToo era… Readers who enjoy an action-packed adventure that doesn’t neglect character development and speaks truth about the human condition will welcome this quirky, passionate, and endearingly relatable protagonist.”
―Library Journal (Starred Review) and Debut of the Month
“Eldridge’s wild ride of a first novel marries Kill Bill with Killing Eve… expertly mines both domestic suspense and action thriller.”
“Tough, snarky, and grudgingly vulnerable, Lily Wong is an irresistible heroine set perfectly against a quirky millennial L.A. backdrop.” ―Booklist
“If you love a heroine who’s tough, brilliant, and never runs from a fight, look no further. THE NINJA DAUGHTER is your gal. Tori Eldridge introduces the warrior-sleuth you’ll want fighting by your side.”
―Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author of THE SHAPE OF NIGHT
“THE NINJA DAUGHTER is a remarkably fresh, intense thriller, and Lily Wong is one hell of a new hero. I want this Ninja on my side. Tori Eldridge is redefining the genre.”
―J.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of TEAR ME APART
“Tori Eldridge brings serious game to the thriller genre with THE NINJA DAUGHTER. Action-paced, devious, and with a lead character you’ll truly care about. This debut kicks ten kinds of ass―highly recommended!”
―Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of DEEP SILENCE and V-WARS
“An exhilarating thrill ride! Lily Wong is a champion to the underdog―smart, brave, and a powerful force to reckon with. I loved her!”
―Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of THE LAST MRS.PARRISH
“This original and fast-paced action thriller is high on our fall to-be-read list!”
“Eldridge’s fine storytelling makes Lily a heroine of our times.”
―Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel Best Mystery Books of 2019
Tori Eldridge is a Honolulu-born thriller writer and author of The Ninja Daughter (Lily Wong series), awarded 2019 Thriller Book of the Year by AOTA Global Radio Network and Lefty Award nominee for Best Debut Mystery Novel. Tori has several published short stories, a non-fiction book on empowerment, and earned a semi-finalist place for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship for her screenplay The Gift. Her second book in the Lily Wong series releases September 2020.
Before writing, Tori performed as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film. She is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent and graduated from Punahou School with classmate Barack Obama. Tori holds a fifth-degree black belt in To-Shin Do ninjutsu and has traveled the USA teaching seminars on the ninja arts, weapons, and women’s self-protection. She and her husband live in Los Angeles where they’ve raised two wonderful sons.
Short Stories and Non-Fiction by Tori Eldridge
Tori Eldridge’s short stories cover a variety of genres including suspense, horror, dark fantasy, dystopian, action, and crime thriller.
Her non-fiction offers strategies for personal empowerment.
Life After Breath - an eerie short story set along the Malibu coast.
Resistant - a dystopian short story set in an antimicrobial resistant future.
Ace of Wands - a horrifying short story a Balinese witch doctor.
Call Me Dumpling - the short story that inspired THE NINJA DAUGHTER!
Amelia Delia Lee - quirky horror narrative poem a la Edgar Allan Poe
Empowering perspectives, relatable anecdotes, tangible strategies.
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