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Barry Eisler has been compared to Forsyth, Ludlum, le Carr, Ian Fleming, and Graham Greene. But his latest thriller brings Eisler into a league of his own. When Japanese/American contract killer John Rain learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption. But Midori is being watched by Rain's enemies, and his sudden appearance puts mother and child in terrible danger. To save them, Rain is forced to use the same deadly talents he had been hoping to leave behind. With the help of Tatsu, his friendly nemesis in the Japanese FBI, and Dox, the ex-marine sniper whose good ol' boy persona masks a killer as deadly as Rain himself, Rain races against time to bring his enemies into the open and eliminate them forever. But to finish the job, he'll need one more ally: Israeli intelligence agent Delilah, a woman who represents an altogether different kind of threat...

Review:

"[O]ne of the most compelling lead characters in the genre." USA Today

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"Wicked action sequences, smoothly delineated local color and moments of introspection capture Rain in fine, fraught form." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This has been a consistently fine series, and its latest installment is no exception." Booklist

Review:

"[T]he best yet....Like all of Eisler's work, The Last Assassin combines the usual elements that you would want in a thriller: taut action, gripping suspense, great characters....This is an assured, polished work from an author who has proven he has what it takes to go the distance." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Eisler is at his personal best here, creating a work that is...almost instantly accessible to new readers and continuing the evolution of a character who in a relatively short period has become the objectification of the best of the thriller genre. Highly recommended." BookReporter.com

Synopsis:

Barry Eisler has been compared to Forsyth, Ludlum, le Carré, Ian Fleming, and Graham Greene. But his latest thriller brings Eisler into a league of his own. When Japanese/American contract killer John Rain learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption. But Midori is being watched by Rain's enemies, and his sudden appearance puts mother and child in terrible danger. To save them, Rain is forced to use the same deadly talents he had been hoping to leave behind. With the help of Tatsu, his friendly nemesis in the Japanese FBI, and Dox, the ex-marine sniper whose good ol' boy persona masks a killer as deadly as Rain himself, Rain races against time to bring his enemies into the open and eliminate them forever. But to finish the job, he'll need one more ally: Israeli intelligence agent Delilah, a woman who represents an altogether different kind of threat . . .

Synopsis:

When freelance assassin John Rain learns that his former lover has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even redemption. But Midori is being watched by Rain's enemies, and Rain's sudden appearance puts mother and child in mortal danger.

About the Author

Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451412409
Author:
Eisler, Barry
Publisher:
Onyx Books
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Onyx Novel
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.74x4.26x1.03 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Onyx Books - English 9780451412409 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the most compelling lead characters in the genre."
"Review" by , "Wicked action sequences, smoothly delineated local color and moments of introspection capture Rain in fine, fraught form."
"Review" by , "This has been a consistently fine series, and its latest installment is no exception."
"Review" by , "[T]he best yet....Like all of Eisler's work, The Last Assassin combines the usual elements that you would want in a thriller: taut action, gripping suspense, great characters....This is an assured, polished work from an author who has proven he has what it takes to go the distance."
"Review" by , "Eisler is at his personal best here, creating a work that is...almost instantly accessible to new readers and continuing the evolution of a character who in a relatively short period has become the objectification of the best of the thriller genre. Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by , Barry Eisler has been compared to Forsyth, Ludlum, le Carré, Ian Fleming, and Graham Greene. But his latest thriller brings Eisler into a league of his own. When Japanese/American contract killer John Rain learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption. But Midori is being watched by Rain's enemies, and his sudden appearance puts mother and child in terrible danger. To save them, Rain is forced to use the same deadly talents he had been hoping to leave behind. With the help of Tatsu, his friendly nemesis in the Japanese FBI, and Dox, the ex-marine sniper whose good ol' boy persona masks a killer as deadly as Rain himself, Rain races against time to bring his enemies into the open and eliminate them forever. But to finish the job, he'll need one more ally: Israeli intelligence agent Delilah, a woman who represents an altogether different kind of threat . . .
"Synopsis" by ,
When freelance assassin John Rain learns that his former lover has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even redemption. But Midori is being watched by Rain's enemies, and Rain's sudden appearance puts mother and child in mortal danger.

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