Search Results: "Barry Eisler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST ASSASSIN by Barry Eisler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Wicked action sequences, smoothly delineated local color and moments of introspection capture Rain in fine, fraught form."
"Pffft. The man quivered and sank to the ground. . . . The other guy didn't see it. . . . Pffft. I dropped him, too, another head shot." When high-end assassin John Rain is working for personal rather than professional reasons, the bodies pile up fast. Read full book review >

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KILLING RAIN by Barry Eisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"A thriller as straight as an arrow, even when mildly deflected by the winds of conscience. The ending leaves much unanswered, so, thankfully, expect more Rain."
Freelance assassin Rain, now an established presence on the thriller scene (Rain Storm, 2004, etc.), confronts both menace and morality. Read full book review >

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RAIN STORM by Barry Eisler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2004

"Taut and generally skillful: fans will hope for more Rain in the forecast."
Propulsive thriller plot plays second fiddle to an overarching tactical treatise: How does an assassin go about staying alive while getting the job done? Read full book review >

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THE DETACHMENT by Barry Eisler
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The fast-paced, often-breathless suspense makes up for most of the shortcomings, and readers will be eager for more adventures from this quartet of deadly enforcers."
Thriller specialist Eisler (Inside Out, 2010, etc.) combines characters from his two regular series in a muddled but mostly exciting tale of assassination and government conspiracy. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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THE GOD'S EYE VIEW by Barry Eisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An engaging tale about a serious issue. Read it and squirm."
A timely thriller that will make readers wonder how much the government really knows about them. Read full book review >

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INSIDE OUT by Barry Eisler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"This testosterone-soaked tale features unlikable, cardboard characters and a plot that disappears under the weight of implausibility."
Eisler (Fault Line, 2009, etc.) centers his latest thriller on iffy protagonist Ben Treven, a ruthless assassin with an angst-ridden past and a tendency to relentlessly overexplain the tools of his trade as he targets another killer. Read full book review >

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HARD RAIN by Barry Eisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Slick, moody stuff, with a plot that slips out of memory even as the pages turn."
No matter how hard this assassin tries to get out, they pull him back in. Read full book review >

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LIVIA LONE by Barry Eisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Filled with raw power, this may be the darkest thriller of the year."
An explosive thriller that plunges into the sewer of human smuggling. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINE by Barry Eisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Sure to set the pulse steadying."
Vanilla thriller about a race to nab software capable of shutting down cyberspace. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR AN ASSASSIN by Barry Eisler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Along with the high-tech gadgetry and low-tech blood and guts, Eisler has also let us into the head of a brilliant and extremely conflicted protagonist."
For a high-end assassin contemplating life changes, friends may be both assets and liabilities. Read full book review >

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RAIN FALL by Barry Eisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2002

"Pleasantly fast and polished, in the John Sandford style. More Rain predicted."
Rich atmosphere and believable politics in a distinguished debut thriller. Read full book review >