The Detachment by Barry Eisler
(John Rain Thrillers)

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John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.

When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America.

But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone. He’ll need a detachment of other deniable irregulars: his partner, the former Marine sniper, Dox. Ben Treven, a covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. And Larison, a man with a hair trigger and a secret he’ll kill to protect.

From the shadowy backstreets of Tokyo and Vienna, to the deceptive glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and finally to a Washington, D.C. in a permanent state of war, these four lone wolf killers will have to survive presidential hit teams, secret CIA prisons, and a national security state as obsessed with guarding its own secrets as it is with invading the privacy of the populace.

But first, they’ll have to survive each other.

The Detachment is what fans of Eisler, “one of the most talented and literary writers in the thriller genre” (Chicago Sun-Times), have been waiting for: the worlds of the award-winning Rain series, and of the bestselling Fault Line and Inside Out, colliding in one explosive thriller as real as today’s headlines and as frightening as tomorrow’s.
 

About Barry Eisler

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After graduating from Cornell Law School in 1989, Barry Eisler spent three years with the U.S. government. For a decade thereafter he practiced various aspects of international law, including a year with the Japanese law firm of Hamada and Matsumoto in Tokyo and two years as in-house counsel at the Osaka headquarters of Matsushita Electric and Industrial Co., Ltd. Eisler's bestselling thrillers, have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year and have been included in a number "Best Of" lists. He is the author of A John Rain Thriller Ser. He is also the author of Fault Line and Inside Out.
 
Published September 15, 2011 by Thomas & Mercer. 325 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Thriller specialist Eisler (Inside Out, 2010, etc.) combines characters from his two regular series in a muddled but mostly exciting tale of assassination and government conspiracy.

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Publishers Weekly

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Living in quiet semi-retirement in Tokyo, John Rain tries to avoid his old life as an assassin until a group of men approaches him with an offer difficult to refuse.

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New York Journal of Books

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“The Detachment will give John Rain fans what they have been waiting for: a daring adventure in which their hero is not only fully engaged, but also as deadly and as calculating as ever—yet somehow more trusting, and more human.” Pick up a Barry Eisler novel and chances are you’re going to get pr...

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