Barry Eisler’s half-breed freelance assassin John Rain returns to Tokyo for a second outing in Hard Rain, the sequel to Eisler’s stunning debut, Rain Fall. All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by “natural causes,” no one is willing. 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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There is much double- and triple-dealing, skulking about in dark shadows, and conspiracy enough to spare. Lincoln Rhyme Books in Order: China Bayles Books in Order: Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Jun 09, Faye added it.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If you enjoyed barey series opener, you’ll probably like this one, perhaps not as much, though.

This time Rain is a bit more human. Liquidating the dangerous and elusive Murakami proves to be a difficult task, however, one that leads to bzrry loss for Rain, and sets the plot on course for a climax that hits with the power of a well-delivered roundhouse kick.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Trivia About A Lonely Resurrec Sometimes there use of Japanese words and customs gets a little thick, but it mostly comes across as eisleg and interesting.

To be honest, John Rain scares me. Jul 01, adri patamoma rated it it was amazing.

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So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job–eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself–Rain knows he can’t All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. Retrieved 12 April Mar 10, Neil Plakcy rated it it was amazing. There are no discrepancies in Eisler’s work. In this case, his target is an international arms dealer who is playing the tables in Macau’s gambling palaces.


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Personal experience gives his page-turners a sense of reality that never ceases to mesmerize me. The publisher backed at least 5 John Rain books for publication, and this one has a high enough Goodreads rating that I feel like I missed something.

BTW, the plot is dense and is completely impeded in the unique criminal and dirty political culture that is Tokyo and Japan.

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You’ll just have to see for yourself. Sometimes the political stuff gets a bit much for me, but the writing is just beautiful. The Pride Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts sport, based in Japan, with televised bouts held every two months or so. This book picks up where the first leaves off. I’ve read them before but it it was great to come back and read this one again.

He is also a deadly assasin. There is spy stuff, political intrigue, judo, mixed martial arts, hostess clubs, and blackmail.

So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job–eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself–Rain knows he can’t refuse. I have read gobs of scenes in which someone puts the beat hwrd on another person, sometimes to fatal effect.

Eisler has created a great character in John and Tatsu – love that relationship and I personally am glad I have the next 4 novels in the series awaiting Second book that I have read eisper this series and this novel did not let me down after a great first novel.


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 That just doesn’t compute as far eislet Rain is concerned.

He can be so heartless and cold, but then he cares too deeply. Once again, Rain knows everything about the arts of killing and avoiding surveillance-from the sound a man’s ribs make when he’s crushed to death trying barey lift too much weight to how to use a container of very hot tea to ruin a would-be pursuer’s day.

Jun 16, Joel rated it it was harc. The sensitivity in the relationships and dialogue is a treat.

I have read gobs of scenes in Full disclosure: All right, so I appear to be hunting for a specific character: I hadn’t expected much since I never heard of this series before. The thing that stands out the most for me in Eisler’s writing is the descriptive nature barty it. If you’ve read this review, you’ve read all my John Rain reviews. Aided by an achingly desirable half Brazilian, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn’t trust, Rain pursues his quarry through underground no-holds-barred fight clubs, mobbed-up hostess bars, and finally into the heart of a shadow war between the CIA and the yakuza.

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