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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Enthusiastic publishers around the world have become enthralled by John Rain, a strikingly fresh new thriller hero destined to be one of the most talked-about of the season. Born of an American mother and a Japanese father, Rain is a businessman based in Tokyo, living a life of meticulously planned anonymity. There are few who know who he is or what he does. Trained by the U.S. Special Forces and a veteran of Vietnam, he is a cool, self-contained loner — and he has built a steady business over the past twenty-five years specializing in death by "natural causes."

After the assassination of a government official in a crowded subway car, Rain's carefully ordered world comes under siege. Agents within and without the international intelligence communities have been circling him for some time and, having connected him to the subway incident, may now have the scent they have been seeking. At the same time, Rain is drawn outside his private world by an alluring jazz pianist, the dead man's daughter, who is the key to the very secrets her father was trying to reveal when he died.

Review:

"[A] rich and atmospheric debut thriller....There are several excellent action scenes...and, most of all, an intriguing and intimate evocation of Japan's intense love-hate relationship with America." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"Eisler provides plenty of fascinating detail about the new technologies involved in secret-agent tracking and surveillance. A perfect subway read for spy-story addicts." Booklist

Review:

"Rich atmosphere and believable politics in a distinguished debut thriller....Pleasantly fast and polished, in the John Sandford style. More Rain predicted." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"It's all rather silly, but Eisler...is a stylish writer and paints a fascinating portrait of contemporary Japanese life. With plenty of sex, exotic locations, martial arts action, and high-tech wizardry to keep James Bond fans happy, this is the perfect summer brain candy for the testosterone set." Library Journal

Review:

"[Rain Fall has] got it all: dazzling plot, deft characterization, beaucoup originality. You should dig it." James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential

Synopsis:

Half American, half Japanese, John Rain is based in Tokyo — where he kills people for a living. But he won't kill just anyone. And never a woman. Rain may not be a good man, but he's good at what he does — until he falls for the beautiful daughter of his last kill.

Synopsis:

John Rain kills people.  For a living.  His specialty: making it seem like death by natural causes.  But he won't kill just anyone.  The target must be a principal player.  And never a woman.  Half American, half Japanese-but out of place in both worlds-Rain is filled with opportunities.  John Rain may not be a good man, but he's good at what he does...

Until he falls for the beautiful daughter of his last kill.

About the Author

Barry Eisler is an American lawyer who has lived and worked extensively in Japan. He is at work on a second novel featuring John Rain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451209153
Author:
Eisler, Barry
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Desiree Shapiro Mystery
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.78x4.24x1.06 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Signet Book - English 9780451209153 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] rich and atmospheric debut thriller....There are several excellent action scenes...and, most of all, an intriguing and intimate evocation of Japan's intense love-hate relationship with America."
"Review" by , "Eisler provides plenty of fascinating detail about the new technologies involved in secret-agent tracking and surveillance. A perfect subway read for spy-story addicts."
"Review" by , "Rich atmosphere and believable politics in a distinguished debut thriller....Pleasantly fast and polished, in the John Sandford style. More Rain predicted."
"Review" by , "It's all rather silly, but Eisler...is a stylish writer and paints a fascinating portrait of contemporary Japanese life. With plenty of sex, exotic locations, martial arts action, and high-tech wizardry to keep James Bond fans happy, this is the perfect summer brain candy for the testosterone set."
"Review" by , "[Rain Fall has] got it all: dazzling plot, deft characterization, beaucoup originality. You should dig it."
"Synopsis" by , Half American, half Japanese, John Rain is based in Tokyo — where he kills people for a living. But he won't kill just anyone. And never a woman. Rain may not be a good man, but he's good at what he does — until he falls for the beautiful daughter of his last kill.
"Synopsis" by ,

John Rain kills people.  For a living.  His specialty: making it seem like death by natural causes.  But he won't kill just anyone.  The target must be a principal player.  And never a woman.  Half American, half Japanese-but out of place in both worlds-Rain is filled with opportunities.  John Rain may not be a good man, but he's good at what he does...

Until he falls for the beautiful daughter of his last kill.

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