Extremis Previously published as The Last AssassinEven for an average citizen a love triangle is dangerous business For assassin John Rain one of the most compelling lead characters in the genre USA Today it

Previously published as The Last AssassinEven for an average citizen, a love triangle is dangerous business For assassin John Rain one of the most compelling lead characters in the genre USA Today it s going to be downright deadly.When Rain learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, Rain senses a chance for reconciliation, perhapsPreviously published as The Last AssassinEven for an average citizen, a love triangle is dangerous business For assassin John Rain one of the most compelling lead characters in the genre USA Today it s going to be downright deadly.When Rain learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, Rain senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption.But Midori and the child are being watched by Rain s enemies, and Rain s sudden appearance puts them in terrible danger To save them, Rain is forced to use the same deadly talents he had been hoping to leave behind With the help of Tatsu, his one time nemesis in the Japanese FBI and Dox, the former Marine sniper whose good ol boy persona masks a killer as deadly as Rain himself, Rain races against time to bring his enemies into the open and eliminate them forever But to finish the job, he ll need one ally Mossad operative Delilah, a woman for whom Rain s hopes with Midori represent an altogether different kind of threat a terrific, fun read, full of modern spy craft Eisler worked for the CIA for a while , exotic locales, hot sex and violence Not to mention an extremely well defined character in John Rain, who seems like a pretty good guy, given his career San Jose Mercury News

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  1. 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 bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous Best Of lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages 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 from the author s websiteSeries John Rain

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  1. Good storyDon t like this many killings, maybe I m old female But like the all the exotic place he goes and looking up those places and learning about them Meantime learning little about the knifes characters using He prepares in detail for what he s going to do, but every time something goes wrong, thankfully he has good friends around him to help Melodrama, love triangle and sex are all in this book.

  2. I d just finished a thriller featuring a character who put me in mind of John Rain Maybe I should check out the next book in the Rain series, I thought I d last read a book from this set,The Detachment, about a year ago, though in truth I didn t much enjoy it In a mess of a plot, events just seemed random and jumbled to the extent I felt Eisler had maybe come to the end of the line with this character But I do like the complexity of Rain he s conflicted about what he does killing people and the [...]

  3. I ve placed myself on partial library restriction while I work through some of the books I have stacked at home I ve had this one sitting around for over a year This was the only one that I hadn t yet read in the John Rain series I agree with others who have said the books in this series got progressively better Eisler s honing his craft for sure I read them all jumbled up out of order, which I don t recommend This book in particular would have been hard to grasp without knowing all the characte [...]

  4. I read this under its original title, The Last Assassin The early John Rain novels were really great The later work was very good Difference between 5 stars and 4 stars.

  5. 4.5 stars This one was fantastic Dox was once again brilliant The relationship between Tatsu and Rain was so emotional The action here was fun I thought what Delilah did was sheisty, and she was pretty much an asshole Midori was also quite the bitch and I m not sad to see her go On to the next.

  6. This was my first Barry Eisner and being 5 in the series there are some things I have missed but this was still an exciting read.

  7. John Rain has an unusual profession he s a paid assassin And he is very good at his job But this assignment is a little different Instead of being hired to kill some high profile crime boss, he is out to protect his own family Traveling from Barcelona to Tokyo to NYC, Rain sets out to outsmart some very powerful people in the Yakuza crime syndicate The pacing of this book is fast and furious very fun to listen to and hard to put down I was especially amazed at the amount of realistic detail in t [...]

  8. REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK APRIL 2, 2017Narrator Barry EislerI could do without Midori re entering the scene but this installment still kept my interest despite my dislike of love triangles I refuse to read them in Romances so there d be no way I d tolerate them in my non romance genre Two of the 3 always do something dumb and the 3rd the guy, of course is always clueless.What saved this from being a wallbanger the only reason I miss paperbacks My Samsung is too precious to take my irritations out on i [...]

  9. At the end of the last John Rain book, Killing Rain, our half Japanese hero discovered that an affair with the daughter of one of his victims resulted in a baby boy At the beginning of installment 5, Rain learns that his son is living with his mother Midori in New York City, oblivious to the fact that Rain s yakuza enemies from Japan have her under constant surveillance Rain, himself, has fallen in love or as close to love as an emotionally detached trained killer can be with a fellow assassin, [...]

  10. I just stumbled onto this book in my local library and given the pressures on my time the last month, almost returned it unread But I took to reading it over the last weekend, and boy, it turned out to be a surprisingly good read Tight in its plotting, just about the right length, and populated with characters that can, perhaps, grow on you, this book was a happy experience Indeed the only thing is that there is a bit too much of killing some avoidable and some not that sort of detracts from the [...]

  11. A John Rain novel John rain is an assassin He discovers that he has a child that he did not know about John goes to see his child and realizes that the Japanese mafia has hired the Chinese mafia to follow and watch John s Ex girlfriend and child The Japanese mafia has put a hit out on John John decides that the only way to protect his son is to take out the head of the Japanese mafia The writing style is great but the storyline drags a little bit.

  12. Very nice, professional narration by the author himself I always like listening to books narrated by their authors and Barry Eisler didn t disappoint The narration was so good it s as if the book was read by a professional actor I guess, working as a CIA operative in the past came in handy here I mean to be a good intelligence operative you have to be a decent actor Anyway, well done, Barry

  13. I love Eisler s style I usually don t care much for first person narratives, but occasionally an author makes first person work Eisler was able to make 1st person work in this John Rain novel But reading a Barry Eisler novel is a lot like Chicago weather wait five minutes, and everything will change dramatically Even the POV changes as Eisler switches seamlessly between first and third person If you love a fun and fast read, this book is for you.

  14. This is by far one of the best John Rain novels yet Barry Eisler had created a very strong and dangerous team that Rain has assembled over the books, with Delilah and Dox each adding their own take to the situation at hand Eisler has always been excellent at building suspense, but this book took that to a whole new level when John finds that Midori has been with a child without his knowing John tries to go see them, only to realize that enemies have been watching him, and that is when things get [...]

  15. While Spy mysteries are among my favorites, John Rain is just not one of my favorite characters This one was better than the last in the series but none the less isn t compelling me to listen to the whole series I have one downloaded to my iPod Unless it really brings a little to the story, it will be my last.

  16. I listened to the audio book, my first one, and Barry Eisler made a good job reading this book He plays with the intonation and pitch of his voice to play the different roles in the story Dox is getting better and I would like to read THE KHMER KIL a short story about him.

  17. Interesting story with ample action and suspense One gratuitous sexual scene that seemed crass, demeaning of the strong female character and basicallyunnecessary bosomed woman has shirt off Otherwise, it was one of the better international thrillers that I have read of late.

  18. Tatsu gets Rain mixed up with his Yakuza nemesis.I miss the little natural assassination vignettes.Rain is still overly sad and paranoid, unwilling to let anyone into his life Dox is still the funny extrovert Delilah is getting possessive.

  19. Exceptional as usualIf I could get a stamp to place here I would because all of Barry s books are exceptional I find myself impressed with numerous details as well as becoming attached to the main characters which just happen to be murderers don t ya know.

  20. The writing is good and let s you read smoothly without much thinking.But the story gets quite guessable.

  21. BarryWithout ruining it for everyone else, I love you and hate you Barry Seriously, good book and great series so far.

  22. First and last book by Barry Eisler that I will read John Rain is nothing like Jack Reacher Would not recommend this book

  23. Fantastic readBarry is an excellent writer and I ve enjoyed all of his books Now the only real question is which book I read next.

  24. Slow to get started, and if you haven t read any previous books then it was hard to understand the interconnected relationships Pretty good read overall though.

  25. GreatWell written.erizing The plotting is outstanding Such entertaining murder, it seems the gore is not there Loving the style that has my heart going out yo the heroes.

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