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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The CIA wants Rains assistance. If you’ve never encountered John Rain before, start with Rain Fall instead. This is frustrating for th 2 of the Rain series- I am definitely on the fence on this one. He’s direct and doesn’t put on unnecessary airs. 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 normal This is book 2 of Eisler’s John Rain spy series.

A Lonely Resurrection

The second John Rain book and the action keeps on rolling. Its a fantastic duel and an awesome build-up of tension until the satisfying conclusion. He tailed Harry to find Rain. I just cant turn away. How to read the biggest Spider-man event in recent history?

Feb 05, Kenny Bellew rated it really liked it. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Inhe returned to the Bay Area to join a startup.

If you’ve read this review, you’ve read all my John Rain reviews. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But Tokyo is brought alive and a few more layers are peeled off the John Rain onion.


There is much double- and triple-dealing, skulking about in harc shadows, and conspiracy enough to spare. Throne of Glass Series in Order: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Be the first to ask a question about A Lonely Resurrection. Percy Jackson Books in Order: Haed 13 April Not as good as the first in the series which I thought was excellent.

Don’t have a Kindle? Eisler’s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous ” Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning abrry black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way.

Worst of all, Rain dispatches hagd whom he knows not at all.

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Ex-Special Forces and ex-CIA, he is now a freelance assassin for hire who specializes in making his victims appear to have died barty natural causes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View Full Version of PW.

But individuals who represent different agendas want him to stay in the Game, but concentrate on their own personal agendas. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Jun 09, Faye added it. He can baryr so heartless and cold, but then he cares too deeply.

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I am realising more and more what a complex and haunted man our anti-hero is. Great setup for next book in series. Views Read Edit View history. Rain is John Rain is a hard character to like. The book details his life underground and the links from his past that lead him out into dangerous waters.


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. Amazon Inspire Bbarry Educational Resources. It gets tiresome and annoying fast.

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

Liquidating the dangerous and elusive Murakami proves to disler a difficult task, however, one that leads to personal loss for Rain, and sets the plot on course for a climax that hits with the power of a well-delivered roundhouse kick. Eisler as a chess opponent. There should be a rule. Start reading A Lonely Resurrection on your Kindle in under a minute. After amicably terminating his previous publishing contracts and regaining his rights raun, Eisler changed the titles and covers on all the Rain books, and the covers of the Treven books.

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Rain FallEisler’s first book about Japanese-American Vietnam vet John Rain, a hired assassin for government agencies in Tokyo and Washington, worked so well that the author wisely decided to keep all the elements intact in this captivating follow-up.

If you enjoyed the series opener, you’ll probably like this one, perhaps not as much, though.