By Barry Eisler
(Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451212467, 384pp.)
Publication Date: July 6, 2004
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In his critically acclaimed Rain Fall, Barry Eisler introduced half Japanese-half American freelance hit man John Rain, a "dashing and dangerous hero...as likable as he is lethal." Now Eisler's back. So is Rain, the master of death by "natural causes" whose new target threatens the fragile political balance of an entire country.
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.
"[A] relentlessly likeable protagonist."—San Francisco Chronicle
"A James Bond-style secret agent cum hit man."—Booklist
"A fascinating, touching and wholly believable character."—Publishers Weekly