Published February 5th by Barry Eisler (first published July 14th ) .. I read this one under the name “Hard Rain” and it is #2 of the John Rain series. Rain #2. Previously published as Hard Rain (US) and Blood From Blood (UK). ” a superlative job entertaining and suspenseful enough to keep you turning. Summary and reviews of Hard Rain by Barry Eisler, plus links to a book excerpt from Hard Rain and author biography of Barry Eisler.

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It felt like a paranoid Joe Friday having a conversation with himself that was frequently interrupted with extended exposition or Japanese to unnecessarily translate.

The sensitivity in the relationships and dialogue is a treat. He walks thru moves like a color commentator. Books of the Week.

How to read Lee Strauss series? From ex military, to cleaner, to assassin. Please help by adding reliable sources. I enjoy psychological musings and I appreciate that Rain employs them to full effect.


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Want to Read saving…. I would hate to have Mr. He starts watching Harry to see if anyone is following him. Sold by brt and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Second book that I have read in this series and this novel did not let me down after a great first novel.

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Quotes from A Lonely Resurrec Retrieved April 7, I hadn’t expected much since I never heard of this series before. Rain is John Rain is a hard character to like. So begins another really good read where Rain loses a friend, and ends up going head to head with a murderer.

John Rain is a bad ass. Because it is written in first person, the descriptions are attributed to Rain’s character and help to define this enigma of a contract killer Inhe returned to the Bay Area to join a startup.

So his highly expert physical moves surely should start to degrade now that he is in his 50’s? Amazon Rapids Fun stories eis,er kids on the go.

With all this its surprising just how compelling this book is. His assessment of danger and opponents is logical and focused from a lifetime of experience.


Share your thoughts with other customers. He’s intelligent, appreciates fine things and is a connoisseur of cuisine, single malt Scotches and beautiful women. BTW, the plot is dense and is completely impeded in the unique criminal and dirty political culture that is Tokyo and Japan. Rain decides to check this “girlfriend” out. Eisler recreates an authentic Japanese world and culture, at least the seamier side — apparently, as again, I have no experience with reality.

After amicably terminating his previous publishing contracts and regaining his rightsEisler changed the titles and covers on all the Rain books, and the covers of the Batry books. Feb 08, Leftbanker rated it liked it Shelves: This guy is also a dog fighter and a murderer.

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