The plot is complex and fast moving, and the various Asian settings add another dimension to the narrative. The return of Dox and Delilah were both very welcome, and the tie-in to Midori was a pleasant surprise. It was slower on the action, but I think Eisler was developing John's character more. I did like them and always wonder The narration can make such a difference. At the start of Eisler's taut and compelling fourth thriller to feature John Rain after 2004's Rain Storm , the freelance assassin's latest employer, Israeli intelligence, has sent him and his longtime associate, Dox, to Manila to kill weapons dealer Manheim Levi. The plot continues to be hard to predict and the characters multi-layered and the addition of the Dox character adds a levity and humor that I didn't no was lacking, but makes a wonderful balance to Rain's intense, no-nonsense demeanor.
Coming to the series having sidestepped the first three books did leave me exposed to the gaps in my knowledge of his history. And he has a new hope: that by using his talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has taken. Eisler is an excellent narrator, an exception to my rule of not letting authors read their own novels. The plot has enough twists and turns to satisfy, and Eisler is an adept hand at pacing and suspense. If I had to set myself on fire to save her from something, I would do it with the utmost relief and gratitude. Perhaps the best way of explaining this series is that John Rain is a more action oriented version of Daniel Silva's character, Gabriel Allon.
From ex military, to cleaner, to assassin. The two characters in the recurring series of books are assassin and Black Ops member. But what makes Killing Rain worthwhile is the story's mostly first-person perspective: Even robotic vigilantes can have a human side. This plot is a continuation of the Rain Storm story and became very complicated. Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Charged with spasms of violence. Hard Rain was also released as Blood from Blood and as A Lonely Resurrection. Another good entry in the John Rain series.
As much as you can, you try to dehumanize the target. I also liked Rain's philosophical ruminations. I did like them and always wonder why I haven't gone back. A book with obvious wear. Rain relates to the position of the son after having lost his own father as a youth.
Dox and I were already staying there, outfitted with first-rate ersatz identities and the latest communication and other gear, all courtesy of Israeli intelligence, my client of the moment. He also has a new hope: By using his talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has taken. First I may say that the data in this whole book are really well-detailed. An excellent, well written novel. The ensuing chaos sees the target escape while Rain and Dox take out both Levy's bodyguard and two unknown gunmen. It's a shame, but probably not worth the expense of joining Audible. Each target should be viewed as goal to be accomplished, devoid of any feelings about the person or the deed.
Rain Storm was also released as Choke Point and as Winner Take All. The target, Manheim Lavy, is selling bomb-making expertise to terrorist groups, and he represents a new effort by Rain to use his deadly talents in service to a greater good. But when Rain's conscience causes him to botch an assignment, he finds himself as the Mossad's next target. Unfortunately, the character isn't nearly as well developed here and Eisler doesn't read it. While he's doing all of that, Eisler spins another fantastic, globe-trotting suspense thriller that brims with smarts, memorable characters, and a plot that is both propulsive and appropriately contemplative. But when Rain's conscience causes him to botch the Manila hit, he finds out the next problem the Mossad wants fixed is himself. But when Rain's conscience causes him to botch an assignment, he finds that he's the Mossad's next target.
If I weren't reading this years later, I'd be anxiously awaiting that sequel. Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful: Killing Rain December 17, 2010 Reviewer: P. He always stayed at the Peninsula. Each target should be viewed as goal to be accomplished, devoid of any feelings about the person or the deed. Samurai assassin John Rain returns in the national bestseller. I enjoyed the facts given and the commentary about just about everything Rain encountered. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Of course, John Rain is too good to be true like Jack Reacher , but since the author explains Rain's thought processes, it makes what he accomplishes more believable. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. My advice would be, if you are new to this series do the logical thing and start at the first book! There's plenty of nicely detailed action here, and if the idea of a hard-edged professional killer with a conscience seems to be losing some of its oomph, Eisler is a skilled enough writer to resuscitate his hero next time out. How do we as readers gain empathy for a killer? First I may say that the data in this whole book are really well-detailed.
That being the end plot, the book travels at incredible speed towards the final showdown and the finale is riveting and captivating. Accepting the target as human, a man just like you, creates empathy. John Rain is a contract Hitman who has been hired to take out some very important terrorists. By eliminating subversives and terrorists, is not Rain eliminating vast harm to the general public?. Manny had arrived in Manila from Johannesburg that evening. A black Mercedes from the small Peninsula fleet had picked him up at Ninoy Aquino Airport and whisked him straight to the hotel. But when Rain's conscience causes him to botch the Manila hit, he finds out the next problem the Mossad wants fixed is himself.