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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His ruthlessness really is just practicality hqrd feelings. 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 me in my library! I hadn’t expected much since I never heard of this series before. Aided by an achingly desirable half Brazilian, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn’t trust, Rain pursues his barrt 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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But then, the book is a chimera, and creates a duality from contrast of Japanese culture Listened to this audiobook, read by Dick Hill who does a terrific job with pronouncing Japanese.

It’s hqrd war Rain can’t win, but also one he can’t afford to lose–a war where the distinctions between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Eisler does as good of a job as anyone explaining how one becomes a killer and the character John Rain demonstrates the urge on several occasions in this telling. A program thats supposed to remove impediments to reform.

If you’ve read this review, you’ve read all my John Rain reviews. John wird misstrauisch und stellt Nachfor Verglichen mit dem ersten Buch hat mir das zweite weniger gefallen. This is book 2 of Eisler’s John Rain spy series. Showing of reviews.


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My main complaint about the book is that the character’s age does not jibe with the new-improved timeframe of the book. Eisler acknowledges the help of experts in many areas, but it’s eisled own impressive literary skills that make his John Rain such a fascinating, touching and wholly believable bard.

And Rain’s cool description of this punishment only adds to my heebie-jeebies. Reform that would help the Japanese economy.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Blood From Blood Author s: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Rain decides to check this “girlfriend” out.

Added by 2 of our members. Each tries a type of coercion that puts the few people he truly cares about in danger. Its a story of revenge. John Rain is an a former Vietnam War commando who grew up in both Japan and in the states.

Harry has a girlfriend. How to read Peter James series? That struck me as a substantial chink in his armor as his predilection for a particular artist. I really enjoyed how this book piggybacked the end of the first in the series disler continued to follow the loose ends left in the first book.

A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2) by Barry Eisler

He wasn’t supposed to contact Rain, just find him. There are complications, though, for the target is heavily protected and the target of at least two other groups. Despite the fact that he’s a hired killer who specializes in making his hits look like natural causes, Rain is a very complex individual who has his own rules of engagement.

I have read gobs of scenes in Full disclosure: You read about subway stations, train stations, streets, the characters use japanese expressions which are then translated to english.


To be honest, John Rain scares me. Naturally a part of me is shocked barr Rain’s lack of sympathy, but the other part of me likes that Rain has the detached personality that one would expect from a hitman.

Trying to end his career as an assassin-for-hire, Japanese-American John Rain goes underground only to be approached by nemesis and Japanese FBI agent Harr to eliminate a sociopathic killer who could tip the balance of power in Japan towards the mafia. The second installment of Eisler’s John Rain series offers more of the same, but less.

The shortcomings of the first book also become more pronounced in this one: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Despite its shortcomings, this is the kind of read you fly through, then start looking around to the next one in the series. How to read C. The hit man-antihero is once again embroiled in the corruption and crime omnipresent in Eisler’s portrayal of Japan, once again caught between yakuza on one hand and the CIA on another, and once again finding inventive ways to kill the people who become threats.

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A Lonely Resurrection

The plot was more interesting, and resolved one of the threads from the first book. I think that is one of the things I enjoy the most, the attention to the details and the ahrd writing. Every bit as good as the first in the series and recommended to everyone who likes the genre! How to read Val McDermid series? Kindle EditionNew Editionpages. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.