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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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Personal experience gives his page-turners a sense of reality that never ceases to mesmerize me.

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Hes a bit of a iesler. He is at times very American and yet he’s so Japanese. 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 raij before they met.

It felt like rwin paranoid Joe Friday having a conversation with himself that was frequently interrupted with extended exposition or Japanese to unnecessarily translate. How to read Sarah J. Eisler builds on Rain’s self-enforced isolation and loneliness as he expertly shows the reader Tokyo as channeled by Chandler, transforming the burgeoning metropolis into a noir catacomb of dimly lit hostess bars, scheming bureaucrats, shadowy intelligence agents, and outlaw martial arts dojos where thugged-up yakuza train for illicit death matches.


But John Rain is the star and the reason to read. Eisler recreates an authentic Japanese world and culture, at least the seamier side — apparently, as again, I have no experience with reality. John wird misstrauisch und stellt Nachfor Verglichen mit dem ersten Eisldr hat mir das zweite weniger gefallen.

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If not, I still believe these stories are multi-layered enough to fulfil most tastes. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. 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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Rain FallEisler’s first book about Japanese-American Vietnam vet John Rain, a hired assassin for government agencies in Tokyo and Washington, worked so well that the author wisely decided to keep all the elements intact in this captivating follow-up.

Hier gibt es nichts gleichwertiges. The writing is overall more intense. I really like the pace of this book.

Dec 17, Tom Stamper rated it really liked it. It brings back so many memories. He is the author of two thriller series, the first featuring anti-hero John Raina half- Japanesehalf-American former soldier turned freelance assassin, and a second featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Refresh and try again. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He works for the CIA. You read about subway stations, train stations, streets, the characters use japanese expressions which are then translated to english.


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There are no discrepancies in Eisler’s work. Rain uses everything in his box of tricks. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. No trivia or quizzes yet. The thing that stands out the most for me in Eisler’s writing is the descriptive nature of it.

Having created a ne Having reread “Rain Fall”the first baarry the series arin six novels, I’ve finally gotten around to the series. Barry Eislers writing is also sometimes hard eislrr enjoy.

Please try again later. John Rain 9 books. 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.

A very good read. Along with Harlan Coben and Lee Childs, and very few others. I’ve now read 1 through 4.