Barry Eisler’s half-breed freelance assassin John Rain returns to Tokyo for a second outing in Hard Rain, the sequel to Eisler’s stunning debut, Rain Fall. 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. 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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He ambush’s Kanezaki and his companion. This is the good stuff. Along the way, people in his life are affected elsler his work in a way that causes John a lot of internal struggle, so we watch John long for a normal This is book 2 of Eisler’s John Rain spy series.

Largely as a result of that isolated state, he has worked as an assassin, though one with rules no women, children, or collateral targets. His action and plots are as fun and twisting as any action writer, but his descriptions are much more elaborate without being over done. But Tokyo is brought alive and a few iesler layers are peeled off the John Rain onion.

If you’ve read this review, you’ve read all my John Rain reviews. A very good read. Once again, the nightscape of Tokyo is painted eisleg beautifully dark tones, scored to the live jazz of the clubs where Rain drinks from a menu of expensive single malt whiskeys.

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I’ve now read 1 through 4. I love the Rain rian I hadn’t expected much since I never heard of this series before. She works at the Damask Rose a social club where pole dancing and lap dances and other things are the norm.


Its setting the scene for team interactions, but whose team will he choose?? Your email address will not be published. Joe Pickett Series in Order: After completing law school, Eisler joined the CIAwhere he trained for three years afterward and held a covert position with the Directorate of Operations. Great setup for next book in series.

John Raines is eisoer very good character and I don’t mind spending more time that I usually like inside his mind. This was the book through which I discovered this great thriller series years ago, so I really enjoyed reading it again. He’s an iron freak named Ishihara who worked out every day at a gym he owned.

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Dec 04, Kellie rated it liked it Shelves: This time Rain is a bit more human. He works fain the CIA.

Trivia About A Lonely Resurrec You feel for the main characters. I read this one eisldr the name “Hard Rain” and it is 2 of the John Rain series. The plot follows the events from the first book. I’ve lost count of how many times I gave a resounding YES! Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I think I will continue to read this series to the end a I like this series.

View all 3 comments. Yukiko is way, way, way out of Harry’s league. Kanesaki tells Rain about a program, Crepuscular. Harry Potter Books in Order: He can be so heartless and cold, but then he cares too deeply. Its an elegant journey to a seedy, bloody existence.


Along the way, people in his life are affected by his work in a way that causes John a lot of internal struggle, so we watch John long for a barey life, normal love, normal day, but it’s not so easy for John.

Mar 10, Neil Plakcy rated it it was amazing. I have read gobs of scenes in which someone puts the beat down on another person, sometimes to fatal effect.

A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2) by Barry Eisler

If you’ve never encountered John Rain before, start with Rain Fall instead. Share your thoughts with other customers. Jun 09, Faye added it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. John Rain 9 books.

How to read J. Explore the Home Gift Guide. In the story, John is tasked with eliminating a really bad and cruel criminal. Finding out is part of the hafd pleasures in this book.

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The plot is intricately woven, and there are some devious minds at work here. Rain started going to the gym and one thing leads to another and he “gets” his man. When John Rain puts on the hurt, it freakin hurts to read about it.

Somebody’s tailing him on the street and making him feel threatened?