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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Rain is offering his assassination services to any client willing to follow his three rules: Refresh and try again. Verglichen mit dem ersten Buch hat mir das zweite weniger gefallen. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I am very tempted to start up the next book in the series immediately, but I’ll save it Sold by brt and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.

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It’s a war Rain can’t win, but also one he can’t afford to lose – a war where the distinctions between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo. He is a realist and a killer, yet has not lost hzrd humanity or a deepset sense of justice.

Rain is very smart, so he is constantly interesting, but so are some of his adversaries, especially a woman named “Delilah,” who works for another intelligence system. How to read Susan Wittig Albert series? Customers who bought this item also bought.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Someone challenges him to a sparring match? Second book that I have read in this series and this novel did not let me down after a great first novel.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Liquidating the dangerous and elusive Murakami proves to be a difficult task, however, one that leads to personal loss for Rain, and sets the plot on course for a climax that hits with the power of a well-delivered roundhouse kick. He doesn’t mind acting like a fool or suffering a little humiliation if it gets the job done.


In “Hard Rain,” the overall reason for Rain’s presence is not as clearly defined, the enemies don’t seem larger than life as they did in the series debut, the intervals between action scenes are longer and although the author’s depictions of Rain’s careful stalks are as vivid and satisfying as ever, the action itself seems less hard-edged.

But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by “natural causes,” no one is willing to let him just retire. Who is John Rain? With all this its surprising just how compelling this book is. But John Rain is the star and the reason to read. Somebody’s tailing him on the street and making him feel threatened?

Eisler acknowledges the help of experts in many areas, but it’s his own impressive literary skills that make his John Rain such a fascinating, touching and wholly believable character. It’s just the right mix of story to action. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Jun 09, Faye added it. Books of the Week. Rain uses everything in his box of tricks.

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A very good read. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. They have one daughter. My main elsler about the book is that the character’s age does not jibe with the new-improved timeframe of the book.

I think I will continue to read this series to the end a I like this series. Jul 17, Daniel rated it liked it.

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. Where Hard Rain falls short of rqin series debut Rain Fall is in its subtle change in Rain’s portrayal.


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She works at the Damask Rose a social club where pole dancing and lap dances and other things are the norm. You need to be patient with eisper still somewhat slow rhythm. Mar 10, Neil Plakcy rated it it was amazing. Read reviews that mention john rain barry eisler hard rain rain fall lonely resurrection rain series martial arts main character highly recommended clean kill fast paced bad barty good read well written look forward looking forward story line character development book in the series kill in tokyo.

So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with eisoer new job – eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself – Rain knows he can’t refuse. All right, so I appear to be hunting for a specific character: Dec 22, Eliot Peper rated it it was amazing.

If you’ve read this review, you’ve read all my John Rain reviews. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It felt like a paranoid Joe Friday having a conversation with himself that was frequently interrupted with extended exposition or Japanese to unnecessarily translate.

Dec 31, Lance Charnes rated it liked it Recommends it for: He is at times very American and yet he’s so Japanese. 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. Inhe returned to the Bay Area to join a startup. The plot is intricately woven, and there are some devious minds at work here.

It gets tiresome and annoying fast.