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.
“Eldridge’s wild ride of a first novel marries Kill Bill with Killing Eve… expertly mines both domestic suspense and action thriller.”
“This original and fast-paced action thriller is high on our fall to-be-read list!”
“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
“Eldridge’s stunningly ambitious debut juggles sub-plots as deftly as it does cultures. As beautifully realized as it is emotionally wrought, THE NINJA DAUGHTER is both striking in its originality and shattering in its ultimate impact.”
―Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the CAITLIN STRONG SERIES and the MURDER, SHE WROTE SERIES
“With THE NINJA DAUGHTER, Tori Eldridge has created a heroine to love… and to fear! Lily’s quest to protect the women of L.A. left me breathless, and Eldridge’s snappy, down-to-earth prose kept me flipping pages.”
―Rachel Howzell Hall, author of THEY ALL FALL DOWN and the critically-acclaimed DETECTIVE LOU NORTON SERIES
“In THE NINJA DAUGHTER, Tori Eldridge serves up a full platter of thrills, featuring an intriguing cross-cultural vigilante with strong ties to her family and a complex and equally compelling assassin as her deadly foil. I hope she brings both back soon.”
–F. Paul Wilson, NY Times bestselling author of THE VOID PROTOCOL (The ICE Sequence) and acclaimed Repairman Jack series.
“You’ve never read anything like THE NINJA DAUGHTER before. And the author, Tori Eldridge, is more than qualified to tell the story. A long-time practitioner of martial arts herself, she brings credibility and accuracy to the character of Lily – with just enough artistic license to keep things fun and rollicking. If you like adventure, martial arts, and captivating heroines, THE NINJA DAUGHTER is for you!”
―Jack Hoban, Subject Matter Expert for the United States Marine Corp Martial Arts Program and 10th degree black belt in Ninjutsu.
“Complex and engaging, THE NINJA DAUGHTER is a real page-turner with action aplenty but also depth and heart. Lily Wong makes a vividly intriguing heroine with some serious ninja skills. Charlie Fox would team up with her in a heartbeat.”
―Zoë Sharp, author of the acclaimed CHARLIE FOX THRILLER SERIES
“Lily Wong, the heroine of Tori Eldridge’s debut thriller, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, is Jack Reacher—if Reacher were petite, female, and Asian—smart, skilled, and relentless; a passionate fighter on behalf of women who are in too deep to save themselves. THE NINJA DAUGHTER is an exceptional first novel, offering readers a tense and fascinating look into a culture and a world that most of us have never seen. I loved this book!”
–Karen Dionne, international bestselling author of THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER
“THE NINJA DAUGHTER’s unrelenting action take readers on a non-stop thrill ride. Eldridge combines the honor and discipline of Eastern morays with the cynicism and justice-seeking drive of Western lore to create a spellbinding character, Lily Wong. You’ll want this ninja on your side.”
―International Bestseller K.J. Howe, author of THE FREEDOM BROKER and SKYJACK
“Tori Eldridge’s THE NINJA DAUGHTER is an impressive debut novel—written with heartfelt, personal conviction and a sense-of-place that few first thrillers achieve.”
―Raymond Benson, acclaimed author of THE BLACK STILETTO 5-book serial and BLUES IN THE DARK
“Resourceful and fierce, Lily Wong fights for women who desperately need her help—a true Ninja Warrior. She took me on a wild ride I will never forget.”
―J. Carson Black, New York Times Bestselling Author of THE SHOP
“Tori Eldridge reinvents Mickey Spillane toughness in THE NINJA DAUGHTER. A Thoroughly enjoyable romp with the new literary ball of ninja thunder.”
―Weston Ochse, Award-winning author of SEAL TEAM 666
“Tori Eldridge is a natural storyteller whose work is beautifully written and heartbreakingly intense. Her debut novel, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, is a hard-hitting story so gritty and real you feel it in your teeth.”
―Pam Stack, Executive Producer of Authors on the Air Global Radio Network
Tori Eldridge is a Honolulu-born writer who challenges perspective and empowers the spirit. Her debut novel, The Ninja Daughter, is the first book in the Lily Wong series and was inspired by her debut short story featured in Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2014. Other short stories have been published in several anthologies, and her screenplay The Gift earned a semi-finalist place for the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
Tori is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent and graduated from Punahou School with classmate Barack Obama. She 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. Tori has performed under her maiden name (Tori Brenno) as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film. She and her husband, Tony, live in Los Angeles where they raised two wonderful sons.
Short Stories by Tori Eldridge
Tori Eldridge’s short stories cover a variety of genres including suspense, horror, dark fantasy, dystopian, action, and crime thriller.
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
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