Posted on September 7, 2019


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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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. All of this said, there were moments when “Hard Rain” disturbed me. There is much double- and triple-dealing, skulking about in dark shadows, and conspiracy enough to spare.

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The CIA wants Rains assistance. Add all three rin Cart Add all three to List. The enemy is ruthless. I read all the Rain books under their original titles and didn’t realize I was re-reading for a while. 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.

But it was a really fun book. How to read Sarah J.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Keanu Reeves will portray the iconic character as well as serve as the executive producer alongside Eisler, Chad Stahelskiand David Leitch.

He makes a few uneasy alliances and encounters the Japanese mob and the CIA along the way. The plot is intricately woven, and there are some devious minds at work here.

The second installment of Eisler’s John Rain series offers more of the same, but less. Finding out is part of the many pleasures in this book. Having lived in Japan for three years it’s nice to hear all the places that he goes to. Probably, I’ll wait awhile before stomaching book the third. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I’m thoroughly enjoying it Rain Storm John Rain Thrillers. It’s John rain against the whole Tokyo underworld.


Simple enough, join John Rain in his voyage from assassin for hire to conscientious killer kill bad guys to wanting to get out of the business Another good one in the John Rain series, although I’ve been reading them out-of-order. Books of the Week. Having created a new identity, he is disappointed to be roped back into doing the company’s business, as lucrative as it is.

bagry I enjoyed the story and I like the main character, I just thought there were parts of the plot that were a bit far fetched. China Bayles Books in Order: And once again, Rain realizes how alone he really is, despite the promise of love and companionship from a couple of very interesting women.

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She works at the Damask Rose a social club where pole dancing and lap dances and other things are the hzrd. His ability to be such a normal person means that one of his greatest assets is that people underestimate him time and time again. Also I like that John Rain is such a complex character. At least it sounds authentic. Return to Book Page. 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.

Harr also need to be a bit twisted to be honest. At one point, a cop and Baryr Rain are talking. 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.


A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2) by Barry Eisler

He starts watching Harry to see if anyone is following him. This guy is also a dog fighter and a murderer. Notify me of new posts by email.

John Rain, the child of a Japanese father and an American mother, grew up in two cultures, but was never a part of either. His assessment of danger and opponents is logical and focused from a lifetime of experience.

Read more Read less. 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.

His ability to be such a normal person means that one of his greatest assets is that people I liked the scenarios and Rain himself better in this one. I did like this book. So his highly expert physical moves surely should start to degrade now that he eisller in his 50’s? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. How to read Val McDermid series?

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Listened to this audiobook, read by Dick Hill who does a terrific job with pronouncing Japanese. I hadn’t expected raln since I never heard of this series before. Does a nice job of making Tokyo come alive too.