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Eisler builds on Rain's self-enforced isolation and loneliness as he expertly shows the reader Tokyo as channeled by Chandler, transforming the burgeoning metropolis into a noir catacomb of dimly lit hostess bars, scheming bureaucrats, shadowy intelligence agents, and outlaw martial arts dojos where thugged-up yakuza train for illicit death matches.
While the plot becomes complicated toward the novel's conclusion, Rain is a refreshing and complex character whom readers will want to see return for another installment. If you've a yen for a thriller that mixes suspense, intrigue, and action with a Japanese flavor and a hardboiled American attitude, Eisler's Hard Rain is an excellent choice. --Benjamin Reese --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Another of Barry's well written Assassin series based in Japan. This is the second of John Rain's series. Really enjoyed the pase of this novel and detail to planning.Published 6 months ago by Robert J. Thompson
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... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Blues4Fun
hard rain is my first introduction to john rain and it isn,t bad. he is a killer who makes people,s deaths look natural. he has a code about his choices. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2012 by THOMAS B. MCCABE
Boy,can this guy create a cool character! I liked his first book better,this one is a bit darker and slower, yet can't wait for more! Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2007 by NeuroSplicer
This novel is not quite as strong as Rain Fall was, but the story is a good one. The stakes are high, but the payoff is a bit smaller. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by Robert Wellen
This is much to recommend this book, and the true fans will
But, that said, the book is disturbing for a couple reasons. Read more
This one is impossible to put down! You will read it until the end and then wish there were more works by this author to put your hands on. Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by Justin A. Nobody
Hard Rain was an exciting and thrilling book which bested his debut book Rain Fall.
I was captivated by the storyline and was taken through a wild and adventureous journey as... Read more
In most series, the first book in the series is the best. Not so here. Eisler delivers in Hard Rain a fantastic followup to his first book, Rain Fall! Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003