Hard Rain

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Penguin, 2004 - Fiction - 374 pages
6 Reviews
John Rain - half-Japanese, half-American, raised in both countries but at home in neither - is trying to leave his life as a freelance assassin. After killing a CIA officer who hunted him halfway around the globe, Rain goes underground, hoping to find the peace that has eluded him. But then Tatsu, his old nemesis from the Japanese FBI, comes to him with one last job; to find and eliminate a killer at large, a creature with neither compassion nor compunction, whose activities could tip the balance of power in Japan's corrupt politics and who seems to have designs on Rain's few friends. To protect them, Rain will have to pursue his most dangerous quarry yet through the crosshairs of the CIA and the Japanese mafia, where the differences between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo.
 

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Hard rain

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After triumphing with his debut, Rain Fall, Eisler is back to put half-Japanese, half-American protagonist John Rain through his paces. Here, freelance assassin Rain's devout wish to quit the business is not granted. With huge foreign sales. ... Read full review

Review: Hard Rain (John Rain #2)

User Review  - Scott E - Goodreads

Second verse, same as the first. That might be a bit harsh, but the first 100 pages covers the same detailed surveillance techniques that were thoroughly covered in the first installment. The story ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 13
PART THREE
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19

PART TWO
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
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About the author (2004)

Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations. After leaving the CIA, he lived and worked in Japan, where he earned his black belt from the Kodokan International Judo Center. The Rain books-Rain Fall, Hard Rain, Rain Storm, and Killing Rain-have won the Barry and Gumshoe awards, been translated into nearly twenty languages, and been optioned for film by Barrie Osborne, the Oscar-winning producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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