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In his critically acclaimed Rain Fall, Barry Eisler introduced half-Japanese, half-American freelance hitman John Rain, a dashing and dangerous hero...as likable as he is lethal. Now Eisler's back. So is Rain, the master of death by natural causes whose new target threatens the fragile political balance of an entire country.

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"[A] captivating follow-up....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." Publishers Weekly

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"Hard-boiled down to the ice-cold core of his survival-oriented soul, [Rain is] not much more than a machine, but expertly engineered at that, and fascinating to watch in action....Slick, moody stuff, with a plot that slips out of memory even as the pages turn." Kirkus Reviews

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"While Eisler offers a convincing noir landscape and action scenes that could make John Woo drool, the too-complex plot is peopled by characters both sharp-tongued and hollow. Plus, Rain is given to hokey clenched-jaw quips." Entertainment Weekly

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The sequel to Barry Eisler's critically acclaimed Rain Fall.

Synopsis:

Eisler's sequel to his critically acclaimed Rain Fall brings back Japanese-American freelance hitman John Rain, the master of death by "natural causes," whose new target threatens the fragile political balance of an entire country.

Synopsis:

In his critically acclaimed Rain Fall, Barry Eisler introduced half Japanese-half American freelance hit man John Rain, a "dashing and dangerous hero...as likable as he is lethal." Now Eisler's back. So is Rain, the master of death by "natural causes" whose new target threatens the fragile political balance of an entire country.

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Barry Eisler is an American lawyer who has lived and worked extensively in Japan.

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Carole Barkley, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Carole Barkley)
This is the second in a series of books about a professional assassin in Japan. I keep asking myself why a protagonist with such a repellent profession makes for such engaging reading. A big part of it is Eisler's command of the English language and his spot-on descriptions of places and human behavior. Another part is the intricately woven plot that involves gangsters, government officials, policemen, CiA operatives, jazz musicians, hackers, etc. It's also a fascinating look at the reality of power and how it is used, misused, and manipulated.
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ISBN:
9780451212467
Author:
Eisler, Barry
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
John Rain Thrillers
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.82x4.22x1.08 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Signet Book - English 9780451212467 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] captivating follow-up....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."
"Review" by , "Hard-boiled down to the ice-cold core of his survival-oriented soul, [Rain is] not much more than a machine, but expertly engineered at that, and fascinating to watch in action....Slick, moody stuff, with a plot that slips out of memory even as the pages turn."
"Review" by , "While Eisler offers a convincing noir landscape and action scenes that could make John Woo drool, the too-complex plot is peopled by characters both sharp-tongued and hollow. Plus, Rain is given to hokey clenched-jaw quips."
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to Barry Eisler's critically acclaimed Rain Fall.
"Synopsis" by , Eisler's sequel to his critically acclaimed Rain Fall brings back Japanese-American freelance hitman John Rain, the master of death by "natural causes," whose new target threatens the fragile political balance of an entire country.
"Synopsis" by ,

In his critically acclaimed Rain Fall, Barry Eisler introduced half Japanese-half American freelance hit man John Rain, a "dashing and dangerous hero...as likable as he is lethal." Now Eisler's back. So is Rain, the master of death by "natural causes" whose new target threatens the fragile political balance of an entire country.

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