Meet John Rain. Assassin. He follows his own code - he needs no one, trusts no one - until betrayal transforms him from hunter into hunted and loner into loyal friend. Haunted by the past Rain kills to order and leaves no trace, but the death at his hand of an old man has unforeseen complications... show more
Meet John Rain. Assassin. He follows his own code - he needs no one, trusts no one - until betrayal transforms him from hunter into hunted and loner into loyal friend. Haunted by the past Rain kills to order and leaves no trace, but the death at his hand of an old man has unforeseen complications - and soon Rain is trying to protect not just his carefully preserved anonymity but his own life and those of the people he cares for. A stunning, page-turning reinvention of the hitman thriller, "Rain Fall" marks the introduction of a compelling new series character and major new thriller writing career.
Publish date: June 5th 2003
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: John Rain (#1)
Barry Eisler recently reacquired the rights to his John Rain novels, gave them new titles and new covers and personally narrated new audiobook versions.I was intrigued and decided to try the first book "A Clean Kill In Tokyo" which was published in 2002 as "Rain Fall".It was a fun read all the way t...
My first Barry Eisler book and it won't be my last. I began A Clean Kill in Tokyo on audio and finished it on my Kindle. Mr Eisler couldn't talk fast enough!What I liked: While the John Rain character could be any of a number of similar characters, Mr. Eisler makes him more interesting with his h...
Crime procedural, with the emphasis on the procedural. We learn many ways to take the subway in Tokyo, along with a lot of other detail. The story did not engage me, but the first-person narration was interesting and unusual. I mostly liked how the details recalled to me my own time in Tokyo and Jap...
This book blew me away.I’m not fond of assassins as main characters so normally I wouldn’t have picked up this book. But it was on sale at Audible and I liked the narrator so I decided to give it a try. And oh boy, I’m so glad I did.The story starts a bit slowly but then it gets tremendously excitin...
(Audible download) According to the author's website, Eisler has a black belt (it shows in the books, Rain's fights are described in loving detail by judo and karate movement name), worked for the CIA (and must not like most of them, for , in this first of the series at least, the CIA does not come ...
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