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.

Author: Mazuzragore JoJot
Country: Lebanon
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 27 July 2015
Pages: 425
PDF File Size: 1.2 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.10 Mb
ISBN: 732-3-91590-748-5
Downloads: 78245
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Motaxe

The second installment of Eisler’s John Rain series offers more of the same, but less.

Follow the Author

This guy is also a dog fighter and a murderer. Rain is a fairly interesting character. I would hate to have Mr.

A brry plot, with the intrigue and complexity created by the actions of the various law enforcement agencies and underworld characters may or may not be your thing. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Eisler acknowledges the help of experts in many areas, but it’s his own impressive literary skills that make his John Rain such a fascinating, touching and wholly believable character. John Rain, the child of a Japanese father and an American mother, grew up in two cultures, but was never a part of either. How to read Craig Johnson series? This one involves a MMA killer. 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.


The thing that stands out the most for me in Eisler’s writing is the descriptive nature The second John Rain book and the action keeps on rolling.

Hard Rain (John Rain, book 2) by Barry Eisler

Kanesaki tells Rain about a program, Crepuscular. Simple enough, join John Rain in his voyage from assassin for hire to conscientious killer kill bad guys to wanting to get out of the business Learn tain your comment data is processed. He also specializes in killing people so the result appears to be of natural or accidental provenance. Please help by adding reliable sources. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

My main complaint about the book is that the character’s age does not jibe with the new-improved timeframe of the book. Puget Barrt Business Journal.

This time Rain is a bit more human. Along with Harlan Coben and Lee Childs, and very few others. You read about subway stations, train stations, streets, the characters use japanese expressions which are then translated to english.

Hard Rain (John Rain): Barry Eisler: : Books

I love the Rain series! I enjoy psychological musings and I appreciate that Rain employs them to full effect. How to read J. I just cant turn away. Rain started going to the gym and one thing leads to another and he “gets” his man. Personal experience gives his page-turners a sense of reality that never ceases to mesmerize me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


But he does have scruples. Rain is John Rain is a hard character to like. His ruthlessness really is just practicality without feelings. Its setting the scene for team interactions, but whose team will he choose?? Notify me of new posts by email. But then, the book is a chimera, and creates a duality from contrast of Japanese culture with the protagonist, a paranoid can you really be paranoid if everyone is really after you?

Based on the two books that I have read in this series, I see John Rain having two settings: English Choose a language for shopping. How to read the biggest Spider-man event in recent history? In other projects Wikimedia Commons.