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Publisher Comments:

Critics praised Barry Eisler's first two novels, Rain Fall and Hard Rain, calling Japanese-American John Rain, the cynical, romantic, conscientious assassin, "one of the most memorable characters in recent thrillers" (San Jose Mercury News) and "a remarkable creation, a multifaceted killer with the soul of a poet" (Mystery Ink).

In Rain Storm, Rain has fled to Brazil to escape the killing business and the enemies who have been encircling him. But his knack for making death seem to have been of natural causes and his ability to operate unnoticed in Asia continue to create unwelcome demand for his services. His old employer, the CIA, persuades him to take on a high-risk assignment: a ruthless arms dealer supplying criminal groups throughout Southeast Asia. The upside? Financial, of course, along with the continued chimera of moral redemption. But first, Rain must survive the downside: a second assassin homing in on the target; the target's consort — an alluring woman named Delilah with an agenda of her own; and the possibility that the entire mission is nothing but an elaborate setup.

From the gorgeous beaches of Rio to the glitzy casinos of Macao to the gritty back streets of Hong Kong and Kowloon, Rain becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious than he has ever encountered before.

Review:

"Rain is a wholly original, clich-free character operating in a world created only for him, serving as both his folly and his foil." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"It is testimony to Eisler's skills that he has created a protagonist who might otherwise be repugnant and made him into a fascinating character with real depth." USA Today

Review:

"Taut and generally skillful: fans will hope for more Rain in the forecast." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Eisler's storytelling skills...are developing as he becomes more familiar with his character and the world he lives in. The Rain series keeps on getting better. For espionage fans who favor adventure over ambiguity." Booklist

Synopsis:

Barry Eisler has given us a new hero - Japanese-American John Rain, the cynical, romantic, conscientious assassin - one of the most clever and vibrant protagonists we've seen in years.  In this new novel, Rain has fled to Brazil to escape the killing business and the enemies encircling him. But his knack for making death seem to have been from "natural causes" and his ability to operate unnoticed in Asia continue to create unwelcome demand for his services. His old employer, the CIA, persuades him to take on a high-risk assignment: a ruthless arms dealer operating in Southeast Asia." The upside? Financial, of course, along with the continued chimera of moral redemption. But first, Rain will have to survive the downside: a second assassin homing in on the target; the target's consort, an alluring woman with an agenda of her own; and the possibility that the entire mission is nothing but an elaborate setup. From the gorgeous beaches of Rio to the glitzy casinos of Macau to the gritty back streets of Hong Kong and Kowloon, Rain becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious than any he has encountered before.

Synopsis:

In Eisler's third novel, his romantic, conscientious Japanese-American hero-assassin, John Rain, has fled to Brazil to escape the killing business. But he becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious.

About the Author

Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations. After leaving the CIA, he lived and worked in Japan, where he earned his black belt from the Kodokan International Judo Center. The Rain books — Rain Fall, Hard Rain, Rain Storm, and Killing Rain — have won the Barry and Gumshoe awards, been translated into nearly twenty languages, and been optioned for film by Barrie Osborne, the Oscar-winning producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451215505
Author:
Eisler, Barry
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
China
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
John Rain Thrillers
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.80x4.22x1.08 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Signet Book - English 9780451215505 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rain is a wholly original, clich-free character operating in a world created only for him, serving as both his folly and his foil." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "It is testimony to Eisler's skills that he has created a protagonist who might otherwise be repugnant and made him into a fascinating character with real depth."
"Review" by , "Taut and generally skillful: fans will hope for more Rain in the forecast."
"Review" by , "Eisler's storytelling skills...are developing as he becomes more familiar with his character and the world he lives in. The Rain series keeps on getting better. For espionage fans who favor adventure over ambiguity."
"Synopsis" by ,

Barry Eisler has given us a new hero - Japanese-American John Rain, the cynical, romantic, conscientious assassin - one of the most clever and vibrant protagonists we've seen in years.  In this new novel, Rain has fled to Brazil to escape the killing business and the enemies encircling him. But his knack for making death seem to have been from "natural causes" and his ability to operate unnoticed in Asia continue to create unwelcome demand for his services. His old employer, the CIA, persuades him to take on a high-risk assignment: a ruthless arms dealer operating in Southeast Asia." The upside? Financial, of course, along with the continued chimera of moral redemption. But first, Rain will have to survive the downside: a second assassin homing in on the target; the target's consort, an alluring woman with an agenda of her own; and the possibility that the entire mission is nothing but an elaborate setup. From the gorgeous beaches of Rio to the glitzy casinos of Macau to the gritty back streets of Hong Kong and Kowloon, Rain becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious than any he has encountered before.

"Synopsis" by , In Eisler's third novel, his romantic, conscientious Japanese-American hero-assassin, John Rain, has fled to Brazil to escape the killing business. But he becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious.
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