Hard Rain

Hard Rain

Book - 2003
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Trying to end his career as an assassin-for-hire, Japanese-American John Rain goes underground only to 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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons c2003.
ISBN: 9780399150524
0399150528
Branch Call Number: FIC EISLER, BARRY
Characteristics: 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Aug 12, 2013

"Author Barry Eisler's enigmatic half-Japanese, half-American paid assassin John Rain lives outside of the law and without conventional ties to society, guided only by his strong moral code. Though he has a nice place in Tokyo, he dreams of retiring to Brazil. In Hard Rain, his 2nd appearance, Rain investigates underground fights for a policeman friend and is also approached by the CIA, which is involved in economic reform in Japan. Or perhaps they're corrupting it. Hard to tell. Either way, the book offers stylish writing, a noir atmosphere, a complex plot, detailed action sequences, and a strong sense of place." Thrillers and Suspense August 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=664508

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cr421
Aug 13, 2012

a gutsy, hard hitting novel. John Rain is easy to associate with and his shadow world is a fringe the reader can associate with readily. I found his pain and understanding of his life close to home. A fine read

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dmartinka
Jan 06, 2010

Just like waiting for a good Michael Connelly book to come out, I wait for more Eisler. His main character is intriguing and the plots interwoven and international. Great Thriller.

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