Rain Fall

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002 - Fiction - 305 pages
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Enthusiastic publishers around the world have become enthralled by John Rain, a strikingly fresh new thriller hero destined to be one of the most talked-about of the season. Born of an American mother and a Japanese father, Rain is a businessman based in Tokyo, living a life of meticulously planned anonymity. There are few who know who he is or what he does. Trained by the U.S. Special Forces and a veteran of Vietnam, he is a cool, self-contained loner-and he has built a steady business over the past twenty-five years specializing in death by "natural causes."

After the assassination of a government official in a crowded subway car, Rain's carefully ordered world comes under siege. Agents within and without the international intelligence communities have been circling him for some time and, having connected him to the subway incident, may now have the scent they have been seeking. At the same time, Rain is drawn outside his private world by an alluring jazz pianist, the dead man's daughter, who is the key to the very secrets her father was trying to reveal when he died.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Our favorite assassin in Tokyo gets caught in the middle of a political fight for supremacy and embroiled in a romance that threatens his livelihood. We love him because he's human and falls in love ... Read full review

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User Review  - lonepalm - LibraryThing

WELL DESCRIBED AND ABOVE AVERAGE SPY NOVEL: MORE LIKE ***1/2, but bumped up due to Mr. Eisler's research (or "experiences" as it may be). I'm a huge Ian Fleming fan, and have read all of the Bond ... Read full review


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Barry Eisler is an American lawyer who has lived and worked extensively in Japan. He is at work on a second novel featuring John Rain.

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