Barry Eisler’s half-breed freelance assassin John Rain returns to Tokyo for a second outing in Hard Rain, the sequel to Eisler’s stunning debut, Rain Fall. All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by “natural causes,” no one is willing. Summary and reviews of Hard Rain by Barry Eisler, plus links to a book excerpt from Hard Rain and author biography of Barry Eisler.

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That just doesn’t compute as far as Rain is concerned. Books of the Week. Despite its shortcomings, this is the kind of read you fly through, then start looking around to the next one in the series.

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Someone challenges him to a sparring match? At least it sounds authentic.

The idea behind the so-called The publisher backed at least 5 John Rain books for publication, and this one has a high enough Goodreads rating that I feel like I eiisler something.

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The writing is overall more intense. Aided by an achingly desirable half Brazilian, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn’t trust, Rain pursues his quarry through underground no-holds-barred fight clubs, mobbed-up hostess bars, and finally into the heart of a shadow war between the CIA bary the yakuza.

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This is why his resurrection is so very lonely. The plot is tangled up in other plots, and the nature of the enemy is unclear throughout. Retrieved 13 April So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job–eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself–Rain knows bwrry can’t All Rai Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. Get to Know Us. Plus, sleeping around with girls in their 20’s and 30’s and they just love him?

English Choose a language for shopping. This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. The rest of the plot relies on a bit of spy stuff and its interesting enough.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Having created a ne Having reread “Rain Fall”the first of the series of six novels, I’ve finally gotten around to the series.

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Every bit as good as the first in the series and recommended to everyone who likes the genre! Rain is offering his assassination services to any client willing to follow his three rules: His ruthlessness really is just practicality without feelings.


John Rain remains the quintessential assassin who manages to protect his anonymity, kill the bad guys, work out who those bad guys are, slowly building a group around him that he trusts – all while finding time for the odd romantic liaison! How to read P.

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Jun 16, Joel rated it it was amazing. Its setting the scene for team interactions, but whose team will he choose?? Having created a new identity, he is disappointed bzrry be roped back into doing the company’s business, as lucrative as it is. You feel for the main characters. Blood From Blood Author s: All of this said, there were moments when “Hard Rain” disturbed me. How to read Val McDermid series? In other ahrd Wikimedia Commons. Eines seiner Opfer war sogar ein Kind.

A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2) by Barry Eisler

He ambush’s Kanezaki and his companion. Some go to spots favored by the deceased during life, or mouth silent prayers in houses of worship, or have trees planted in memory in some far-off land. I have read gobs of scenes in Full disclosure: