Published February 5th by Barry Eisler (first published July 14th ) .. I read this one under the name “Hard Rain” and it is #2 of the John Rain series. Rain #2. Previously published as Hard Rain (US) and Blood From Blood (UK). ” a superlative job entertaining and suspenseful enough to keep you turning. 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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So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national iesler force comes to him with a new job–eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself–Rain knows he can’t refuse. Throne of Glass Series in Order: By now you get used to his way of thinking, his paranoid behavior and his own code of conduct.

Worst of all, Rain dispatches people whom he knows not at all. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by “natural causes,” no one is willing to let him just retire. I’ve now read 1 through 4. There is much double- and triple-dealing, skulking about in dark shadows, and conspiracy enough to spare.

Joe Pickett Series in Order: Archived from the original on 23 April Write a customer review. To do the job Rain has to get close to the guy. It also has stories full of espionage and a setting that is unique 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 John Rain Book 2 Hardcover: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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The New York Times. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? From ex military, to cleaner, to assassin. You need to be patient with the still somewhat slow rhythm. Amazon Advertising Eissler, attract, and engage customers.

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His ability to be such a normal person means that one of his greatest assets is that people underestimate him time and time again. Eisler explores the paradox of being lonely in a big city and how belonging to two cultures is the same as belonging to none.

Trying to end his career as an assassin-for-hire, Japanese-American John Rain goes underground only bagry be approached by nemesis and Japanese FBI agent Tatsu to eliminate a sociopathic killer who could tip the balance of power in Japan towards the mafia. He thinks he can get out of the “assassination game” alive and unfettered. Its setting the scene for team interactions, but whose team will he choose?? Having created a new identity, he is disappointed to be roped back into doing the company’s business, as lucrative as it is.

There are no discrepancies in Eisler’s work. Refresh and try again. The second John Rain book, it was slow getting started, but really took off about a third of the way in, with the customary violence and some extra romance.

You read about subway stations, train stations, streets, the characters use japanese expressions which are then translated to english. The plot was more interesting, and resolved one of the threads from the first book.

Keanu Reeves will portray the iconic character as well as serve as the executive producer alongside Eisler, Chad Stahelskiand David Leitch. People seem to find that sense comforting. How to read P. He wasn’t supposed to contact Rain, just find him. Rain murders a CIA agent in gard view of another agent simply because they were following him. When John Rain puts on the hurt, it freakin hurts to read about it. Hes basically someone you wouldn’t want to meet! How to read December 6, If you enjoyed the series opener, you’ll probably like this one, perhaps not as much, though.


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. You’ll just have to see for yourself. He’s intelligent, appreciates fine things and is a connoisseur of cuisine, single malt Scotches and beautiful women. His ruthlessness really is just practicality without feelings. I could accurately be labeled a ‘gorehound’ when it comes to movies.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Kanesaki tells Badry about a program, Crepuscular. Every bit as good as the first in the series and recommended to everyone who likes the genre! Customers who bought this item also bought.

I have read gobs of scenes in Bargy disclosure: But that didn’t matter; John Rain is such an intriguing character and the books have such a strong sense of place in Japan that I just kept on devouring the book.

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