Rain Storm

Rain Storm

By Barry Eisler

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451215505, 375pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2005

Description
Barry Eisler has given us a new hero - Japanese-American John Rain, the cynical, romantic, conscientious assassin - one of the most clever and vibrant protagonists we've seen in years. In this new novel, Rain has fled to Brazil to escape the killing business and the enemies encircling him. But his knack for making death seem to have been from "natural causes" and his ability to operate unnoticed in Asia continue to create unwelcome demand for his services. His old employer, the CIA, persuades him to take on a high-risk assignment: a ruthless arms dealer operating in Southeast Asia." The upside? Financial, of course, along with the continued chimera of moral redemption. But first, Rain will have to survive the downside: a second assassin homing in on the target; the target's consort, an alluring woman with an agenda of her own; and the possibility that the entire mission is nothing but an elaborate setup. From the gorgeous beaches of Rio to the glitzy casinos of Macau to the gritty back streets of Hong Kong and Kowloon, Rain becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious than any he has encountered before.


About the Author
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 his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler s award-winning thrillers have been included in numerous Best Of lists, have been translated into nearly twenty languages, and include the #1 bestseller The Detachment. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he s not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law.


Praise For Rain Storm

"Stunning action...and a blood-soaked finale."—New York Daily News



"Furious and creative...the stuff great characters are made of."—Entertainment Weekly



"All in all, everything you'd expect from a cool guy like Rain."—San Francisco Chronicle