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The Detachment (John Rain) [Kindle Edition]

Barry Eisler
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.

When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America.

But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone. He’ll need a detachment of other deniable irregulars: his partner, the former Marine sniper, Dox. Ben Treven, a covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. And Larison, a man with a hair trigger and a secret he’ll kill to protect.

From the shadowy backstreets of Tokyo and Vienna, to the deceptive glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and finally to a Washington, D.C. in a permanent state of war, these four lone wolf killers will have to survive presidential hit teams, secret CIA prisons, and a national security state as obsessed with guarding its own secrets as it is with invading the privacy of the populace.

But first, they’ll have to survive each other.

The Detachment is what fans of Eisler, “one of the most talented and literary writers in the thriller genre” (Chicago Sun-Times), have been waiting for: the worlds of the award-winning Rain series, and of the bestselling Fault Line and Inside Out, colliding in one explosive thriller as real as today’s headlines and as frightening as tomorrow’s.

About the Author

Barry Eisler, author of the acclaimed Rain Fall, is an American lawyer who has lived and worked extensively in Japan.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1821 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (Sept. 15 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CDHZS0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rain's return is a must read Jan. 15 2012
By MwsC
I picked up Barry Eisler's Rain Fall years ago and was immediately hooked. Since then I've read all of the books in the John Rain and Ben Treven series; and have been eagerly awaiting the return of Rain ever since his come back was revealed in Inside Out: A Novel.

As with previous books, The Detachment is a thrilling page turner that I couldn't put down. Reading it through once was not enough - I immediately read it again! Eisler's compelling storyline, engaging characters and attention to detail draw you into a world of excitement and intrigue. Once immersed, you never want to leave.

It's the characters that I love most about the books. The main characters may be ice cold assassins, but their battles with personal demons make them all too human. The Detachment felt like catching up with old friends (Rain and Dox), while revealing more about the newer characters (Treven and Larison) in an action packed adventure.

As an avid reader (and a librarian), I don't read thriller/suspense novels more than once; and I rarely buy books opting to borrow the library's copy instead. Eisler's books are among the rare exceptions. I want my own copies to enjoy again and again.

Can't wait for the next installment!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Detachment, bu Barrie Eisler Sept. 8 2013
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I had not read Eisler's book's before, but came away impressed with his military knowledge and planning. His characters in the book are four men , very different in personality. and they maintain these differences throughout the book. Four men on a mission to precipitate civilian unrest, by killing leading figures in government and blaming it on "terrorists" in order to permit the perpetrators to take over the leadership. Things do not work out as planned and the perpetrators turn out to be the bad guys, but are they all bad?
The four killers have their own personality differences and the plot thickens. A very detailed story, well told and for me enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Barry Eisler - The Detachment Oct. 30 2011
I was looking forward to The Detachment because I had read and loved the entire John Rain series. I really wanted to see him back in action, and also wanted to get more about some of the key characters that were involved in the series at different points (e.g., Dox). I was thrilled to see that Ben, Larison, and many of the other characters were woven masterfully into a story line that kept me awake until I finished. My only issue is that I now have to wait for his next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent as always! Jan. 25 2013
By matthew
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Like all of Barry Eisler's books, it's top notch. It incorporated characters from his previous books and as always it was action packed, very well detailed and well written. I've read all of the books and short stories Barry has written and I've enjoyed all of them. I would recommend reading some of his other John Rain books to get a feel for the characters then read this, all though this book can stand alone. I rather look forward to any more books or short stories Barry writes! He's a talented author.
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By Marcie G. TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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It's Barry Eisler, and thankfully, I hadn't previously read it. The great irritation with this otherwise terrific author is that his works are re-released with a different cover and title, so you may well have obtained and read it before! Do careful research before you invest in books by this author and check its publication date.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read the entire series in about 3 weeks!! Sept. 18 2014
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I am reviewing all the John Rain novels with the same commentary. Absolutely loved the series, the character John Rain, lots of action and it's a real, sorry for the cliche, page turner. I liked all the books in the series as I read them all in the space of 3 weeks.
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