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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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 and the yakuza.
I just cant turn away. Being a killer is not easy, especially if you want to quit, ask John Rain, he tried. He also specializes in killing people so the result appears to be of natural or accidental provenance. He tailed Harry to find Rain. Mar 10, Neil Plakcy rated it it was amazing.
A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2) by Barry Eisler
Also, Eisler began to show more of the protagonist John Rain’s inate goodness. Rain gets a good look at the girl. This time barfy, Rain has become more of a killing machine, dispatching various targets without a great deal of either effort or reflection. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. All of this said, there were moments when “Hard Rain” disturbed uard.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. While one could read this as a standalone, I would recommend reading the first in the series, Rain Fallfor a better grounding in the back story of some of the characters. Seems Kanezaki, an Bafry Japanese, has been tasked with finding Rain.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. You would think the author is a native.
Also I like that John Rain is such a complex character. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. John wird misstrauisch und stellt Nachforschungen an. Once again Rain is working with, or at least parallel to, Tatsu, a wily veteran of Japan’s FBI equivalent, who aims to cleanse the Japanese government of its systemic corruption.
He’s not uber-cool all the time. Dec 17, Brary Stamper rated it really liked it. It brings back so many memories.
I love the Rain series! He thinks he can get out of the “assassination game” alive and unfettered. But Tokyo is brought alive and a few more layers are peeled off the John Rain onion. See all reviews. After amicably terminating his previous publishing contracts and regaining his rightsEisler changed the titles and covers on all the Rain books, and the covers of the Treven books.
This one involves a MMA killer. He’s intelligent, appreciates fine things and is a connoisseur of cuisine, single malt Scotches and beautiful women. Feb 13, Andrew Smith rated it really liked it. I would hate to have Mr. You like that article, share it: It’s also a great look into the modern culture of Japan even if the geopolitical outlook is overwrought. Showing of reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
A lot of pop authors are really not up to par, but a few can really tell a tale, and I have to say that Barry Eisler is one of them. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
Someone challenges him to a sparring match? Who is John Rain?
Write a customer review. Great setup for next book in series. John Rain is an a former Vietnam War commando who grew up in both Japan and in the states. Jul 31, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: And Rain’s cool description of this punishment only adds to my heebie-jeebies.
I had this marked as having read it once before. Once again Rain has to decide whether any of the people he’s working for-the shrewd Tatsu, a veteran agent of Japan’s FBI who seems to be dedicated to battling high-level corruption; various shady American CIA agents-are to be trusted.
Sometimes there use of Japanese words and customs gets a little thick, but it mostly comes across as new and interesting.