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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Barry Eisler

John Rain returns in the second book to continue the fight he started against Japanese political rrain. I frequently fell asleep during the first pages before giving up entirely. And Rain’s cool description of this punishment only adds to my heebie-jeebies.

Martin’s Press in order to go the self-publishing route pioneered by his colleague Joe Konrath and others. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Hier gibt es nichts gleichwertiges. Must have been some time ago as it was all new to me. I am realising more and more what a complex and haunted man our anti-hero is.

The story is set in Japan and has the added benefit of discussing a lot of Japanese culture. Kanesaki tells Rain about a program, Crepuscular. Hard Rain John Rain Author s: Eisler explores the paradox of being lonely in a big city and how belonging to two cultures is the same as belonging to none.


Does a nice job of making Tokyo come alive too. He ambush’s Risler and his companion. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he’s not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of rakn. Hes in love with Japan and takes you on a tour.

John Rain 9 books. How to read Harf James series? Based on the two books that I have read in this series, I see John Rain having two settings: I’m thoroughly enjoying it Tatsu is head of the Japanese FBI. The Best Books of How to read December 6, The CIA is also involved, running its own Iran Contra type of operation even setting up one of its own to take an Oliver North kind of fall.

A Lonely Resurrection

House of Night Books in Order: Retrieved from ” https: I have read gobs of scenes in Full disclosure: John Rain is doing a job of his pal Tatsu. I like this character and this is the only set of books I have read about Japan. Sometimes you just get lucky. Because it is written in first person, the descriptions are attributed to Rain’s character and help to define this enigma of a contract killer Eisler’s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous ” Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way.


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This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. I love the John Rain character, a half American half Japanese killer for hire disillusioned by his time in both cultures. John Raines is a very good character and I don’t mind spending more time that I usually like inside his mind. John Rain is a bad ass. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Quotes from A Lonely Resurrec He’s direct and doesn’t put on unnecessary airs. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

John Rain is a hard character to like. It gets tiresome and annoying fast. When John Rain puts on the hurt, it freakin hurts to read about it. Pendergast Books in Order: Withoutabox Submit to Harc Festivals. Feb 13, Andrew Smith rated it really liked it.

Published February 5th by Barry Eisler first published July 14th It’s just the right mix of story to action. Showing of reviews.

As I read a particularly affecting scene as Rain recounts his first kill while a sniper in Vietnam, I realized that many of the aforementioned hitmen protagonists learned their trade in Vietnam and realized once out they had no marketable skills except killing, and that they had developed a particularly emotion-less view of life and death.