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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While one could read this as a standalone, I would recommend reading the first in the series, Rain Fallfor a better grounding in the back story of some of the characters. esler

The cop asks Rain if he knows what “pride fighting” is. That struck me as a substantial chink in his armor as his predilection for a particular artist.

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Also I like that John Rain is such a complex character. Somebody’s tailing him on the street and making him feel threatened?

The enemy is ruthless. Eisler as a chess opponent.

This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. At no point are the outcomes of these encounters at all in doubt, which leaches them of much potential tension.

On April 11, 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. Harx pages, rated 4.

Your email address will not be published. In this sequel to the first John Rain novel, the excellent, “Rain Fall,” Anti-hero rain is forced into action again as his old nemisis Tatsu tracks him down and recruits him to take care of a very tough character.


He’s intelligent, appreciates fine things and is a connoisseur of cuisine, single malt Scotches and beautiful tain. The sensitivity in the relationships and dialogue is a treat. My main complaint about hardd book is that the character’s age does not jibe with the new-improved timeframe of the book. I just cant turn away.

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He also specializes sisler killing people so eosler result appears to be of natural or accidental provenance. In the first novel, Rain was palpably a mortal man — very good at what he did, but fallable and certainly not indestructible indeed, he sustains significant injury in the finale.

Still, the enemies are plenty dangerous and Rain is at his most engaging as he fights to save Harry, his electronics-genius collaborator and friend, and come to terms with the loss of Midori, jazz singing daughter of a man Rain killed before they met.

Learn how your comment data is processed. He walks thru moves like a color commentator. Tatsu is head of the Japanese FBI. Published February 5th by Barry Eisler first published July 14th Also, Eisler began to show more of the protagonist John Rain’s inate goodness.

Jan 24, Larry rated it really liked it. Next Matthew Shardlake Tudor mysteries in Order: This is book 2 of Eisler’s John Rain spy series.

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John wird misstrauisch und stellt Nachfor Verglichen mit dem ersten Buch hat mir das zweite weniger gefallen. Audiences for Pride competitions have been growing steadily since the sport was founded, along with King of the Cage The way Eisler does it, though, got to me.

Rain’s asides about trade craft are nifty, eusler, yes, the action is exciting.


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Martin’s Press in order to go the self-publishing route pioneered by his colleague Joe Konrath and others. Some talk to portraits, or mantelpiece urns. Having created a new identity, he is disappointed to be roped back into doing the company’s business, as lucrative as it is.

I like this character and this is the only set of books I have read about Japan. Share your thoughts with other customers. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I am very tempted to start up the next book in the series immediately, but I’ll save it Hxrd John Rain puts on the hurt, it freakin hurts to read about it.

He doesn’t mind acting like a fool or suffering a little humiliation if it gets the job done. Sometimes you just get lucky. Having created a ne Having reread “Rain Fall”the first of the series of six novels, I’ve finally gotten around to the series.

You like that article, share it: Crossroads Choices John Rain is at a crossroads. Does a nice job of fisler Tokyo come alive too.

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I read this one under the name “Hard Rain” and it is 2 of the John Rain series. Harry Potter Books in Order: Retrieved 13 April It’s John rain against the whole Tokyo underworld. Once again, the nightscape of Tokyo is painted in beautifully dark tones, scored to the live jazz of the clubs where Rain drinks from a menu of expensive single malt whiskeys.