Hard Rain by Barry Eisler

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Previously published as Hard Rain and Blood from Blood

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 to let him just retire. 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—he can’t refuse.

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. It’s a 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.

A Lonely Resurrection was previously published as Hard Rain in the US and Blood From Blood in the UK, the second in the bestselling John Rain assassin series.


About Barry Eisler

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Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations, and then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler's bestselling thrillers have won multiple awards and been included in numerous ""Best Of"" lists. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Published August 5, 2014 by Thomas & Mercer. 314 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Business & Economics, Horror, War, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Rain Fall (2002), Eisler'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.

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Hard Rain is the sequel to Barry Eisler's critically acclaimed novel Rain Fall.

Feb 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Hard Rain

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John Rain is a half-American, half-Japanese hitman (introduced in 2002's Rain Fall) who savors a smooth malt whiskey as much as turning some heavy's legs to sushi.

Jul 18 2003 | Read Full Review of Hard Rain

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