I don't know where in these forums I bumped into the books by John Donohue (he writes reference books and novels). Thank you, whoever you are.

With about thirty years of experience in several combat arts and two black belts, he can speak with authority.

I have located copies of his four "Connor Burke" novels and can recognize a lot of the moves and kata he describes.

By the way, my Aikido sensei enjoys them, too.