'Secret Weapons of Jujutsu', 2002, is an essential book for any serious student of Japanese martial arts. Author Don Cunningham has compiled an amazing collection of historical photographs, reproductions of paintings and line drawings including a history of hand-held samurai weapons as well as weapons that were improvised, also included are concealed weapons and traditional battlefield weapons.
The Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter. Cammie Morgan can speak 14 different languages, hack CIA computer codes and kill a man seven different ways. She and her friends are students at the elite Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, where martial arts and chemical warfare are on the curriculum, and the real mission is training spies.