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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Eisler builds on Rain’s self-enforced isolation and loneliness as he expertly shows the reader Tokyo as channeled by Eislsr, 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.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I liked the scenarios and Rain himself better in this one. A very good read. I love the Rain series! She works at the Damask Rose a social club where pole dancing and lap dances and other things are the norm. Jul 31, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About A Lonely Resurrec I think I will continue to read this series barey the end a I like this series.
Its still not a book for everybody. The second installment of Eisler’s John Rain series offers more of the same, but less. He ambush’s Kanezaki and his companion. He makes a few uneasy alliances and encounters the Japanese mob and the CIA along the way. John Rain Thrillers Author s: John Rain 9 books.
By now you get used to his way of thinking, his paranoid behavior and his own code of conduct. This is book 2 of Eisler’s John Rain spy series. bzrry
How to read Peter James series? Still it’s a good book, but be aware, this novel is very much a sequel and anyone trying to read it without first reading A clean kill in Tokyo, is going to find much of the story confusing.
This is why his resurrection is so very lonely. This is frustrating for th 2 of the Rain series- I am definitely on the fence on this one. Customers who bought this item also bought. Jul 01, adri patamoma rated it it was amazing. He wasn’t supposed to contact Rain, just find him.
He starts watching Harry to see if anyone is following him. Retrieved from ” https: Jun 16, Joel rated it it was amazing. He tailed Harry to find Rain. Every bit as good as the first in the series and recommended to everyone who likes the genre! At least it sounds authentic. Hes in love with Japan and takes you on a tour. Mar 30, Skip rated it really liked it Shelves: Largely as a result of that isolated state, he has worked as an assassin, though one with rules no women, children, or collateral targets.
This time around, Rain has become more of a killing machine, dispatching various targets without a great deal of either effort or reflection. If not, I still believe these stories are multi-layered enough to fulfil most tastes. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
Hard Rain (John Rain, book 2) by Barry Eisler
Sometimes the political stuff gets a bit much for me, but the writing is just beautiful. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat The plot was more interesting, and resolved one of the threads from the first book.
Dec 22, Eliot Peper rated it it was amazing. John wird misstrauisch und stellt Nachforschungen an. And once again, Rain realizes how alone he really is, despite the promise of love and companionship from a couple of very interesting women. John Rain is a bad ass.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There are no discrepancies in Eisler’s work. Eisler was born in New Jersey,  his father was a wholesale office supplier, and his mother an environmental activist.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Please try again later. Who is John Rain? I really enjoyed how this book piggybacked the end of the first in the series and continued to follow the loose ends left in the first book.
Also I like that John Rain is such a complex character. Jan 24, Larry rated it really liked it.