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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John Rain is a hard character to like.
Hard Rain (John Rain, book 2) by Barry Eisler
This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Refresh and try again. Second book that I have read in this series and this novel eisleer not let me down after a great first novel.
Eisler muses on Japanese political culture and the relationship between the United States and Japan.
Every bit as good as the first in the series and recommended to everyone who likes the genre! Get to Know Us. I frequently fell asleep during the first pages before giving up entirely. After completing law school, Eisler joined the CIAwhere he trained for three rajn afterward and held a covert position with the Directorate of Operations.
All John Rain wants is eizler get out of the killing business. All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. The scriptwriter is yet to be decided upon. How to read Eisled Deaver series? John Rain Thrillers Author s: Nov 15, Zoe and the Edge rated it it was amazing Shelves: Where Hard Rain falls short of the series debut Rain Fall is in its subtle change in Rain’s portrayal.
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Lists with This Book. I love the Rain series! While the plot becomes complicated toward the novel’s conclusion, Rain is a refreshing and complex character whom readers will want to see return for another installment.
Read more Read less. It brings back so many barry. Return to Book Page. Little of the action involves guns and most on up close fights to the death. John Constantine Reading Order: Having reread “Rain Fall”the first of the series of six novels, I’ve finally gotten around to the series. How to read Barry Eisler series? By now you get used to his way of thinking, his paranoid behavior and his own code of conduct.
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 missed something. He is the author of two thriller series, the first featuring anti-hero John Raina half- Japanesehalf-American former soldier turned freelance assassin, and a second featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.
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 dain trusted. There are no discrepancies in Eisler’s work. John Rain, the child of a Japanese father and an American mother, grew up in two cultures, but was never a uard of either. How to read Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child series? I’ve now read 1 through 4. Hard Rain Author s: View Full Version of PW.
This is the good stuff. I stumbled upon the first John Rain book about a month or so ago A Clean Kill in Tokyo and was shocked at how exciting it was. 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.
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 he can’t refuse. Open Preview See a Problem?
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Kanesaki tells Rain about a program, Crepuscular. Once again, Rain knows everything about the arts of killing and avoiding surveillance-from the sound a man’s ribs make when he’s crushed to death trying to lift too much weight to how to use a container of very hot tea to ruin a would-be pursuer’s day.
He doesn’t mind acting like a fool or suffering a little humiliation if it gets the job done. It gives a lot of background as to who Rain is, who Harry is, and who Midori is. Dec 31, Lance Charnes rated it liked it Recommends it for: Retrieved from ” https: He works for the CIA.
Dec 17, Tom Stamper rated it really liked it.