The Detachment (A John Rain Novel Book 7) and millions of other books are .. This item:The Detachment (John Rain Thrillers) by Barry Eisler Paperback. The Detachment. Barry Eisler. Thomas & Mercer (Amazon, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Thriller specialist Eisler (Inside Out, , etc.) combines characters from his two regular series in a muddled but mostly exciting tale of.

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Copyright Fantasy Book Critic. In addition to being an excellent thriller, this is a very scary and thought-provoking book as well.

Archived from the original on 23 April Supposedly the person who hired them was saving I just read this book I’m ashamed to say. At one point Rain thinks, “I ever work with a team again, just kill me, and then had to stifle a crazy laugh because, with this team, that was exactly the problem.

Detachmfnt Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aug 15, William rated it it was ok. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone. hte

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Also this book lacked that classic John Rain rampage moment that has become his trademark. Jul 17, D. Give it a read before The Detachment as certain things will be a lot clearer in the story then. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Once there, Horton lays out a chilling scheme in which a group of plotters is planning a coup against the United States government. I liked the introduction of the new characters and I liked the interaction between them.

THE DETACHMENT by Barry Eisler | Kirkus Reviews

This is always great stuff and has been, as a matter of course, very well written. 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.


His MC, John Rain, is an assassin. With The Detachment, it shows signs of new life. What I loved about the book was its characterization not only does it feature the return of John Rain but also has him mixing with Daniel Larison.

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Maybe the author runs out of ideas, having exhausted every possible nuance of character and all plausible plot configurations. Surveillance and counter-surveillance, the logistics of travel, and the detahcment of being a lone wolf could be sheer tedium in the hands of a hack writer, but Eisler never fails to write exciting yet grounded scenes. They were made slightly appealing by the fact that their governmental bosses were nastier and had less character than they did.

How do we as readers gain empathy for a killer? This article has multiple issues.

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I felt that the author is definitely trying to link some real life happenings within the fictional nature of this plot. That someone turns out to be Col Scott Horton, head of a secret military group of covert killers, who convinces Rain to meet with him in L.

Thriller specialist Eisler Inside Out, etc. The Detachment has a self-contained plot however is the first book to feature previous series characters of John Rain and Ben Treven together.

If you’re new to John Rain, you don’t need to read the older novels to enjoy this one, though it helps with returning characters. Jan 07, Jeanette “Astute Crabbist” rated it it was amazing Shelves: He however still plays a crucial role in certain events which sway how the chips line up. Martin’s Press in order to go the self-publishing route pioneered by his colleague Joe Konrath and others. This was a tough book for me, though, plunging deep into conspiracy theory, which is not my favorite place to go.

Dox is going to steal the headlines as he is fast becoming the main character, only has to come up with some natural deaths of his own and Rain can retire?

John Rain – the half-Japanese assassin who specializes in causing death “by natural causes. Be the first to discover new fetachment Read by author and he is easy on the ears as well as being easy on the eye.



It’s brilliant, realistic, and relevant. I just read this book I’m ashamed to say. But the characters were four amoral, slightly conflicted, beasts of men with enough humor and compassion so you could vaguely hope that they would barrj make a right decision in their sorry lives.

Then in the second half the book kicks up about five gears as the tale quickly morphs into a Mitch Rapp adventure so complex and so unlikely it had me grappling for the off button on my audio recording. The action in this book is almost nonstop as the author lays about his set pieces and in dftachment them gives the reader dollops of character intrigue.

Preview — The Detachment by Barry Eisler. At one point Rain thinks, “I ever work with a team again, just kill me, and then had to stifle a crazy laugh b I love Eisler’s novels. If it wasn’t eisper entertainment fluff it would be really dangerous.

The Detachment managed to give me a terrific thrill ride while at the same time overcoming my anticipation for the book. Eisler simply ROCKS as the narrator – thank you to whomever suggested to him to narrate his own books!

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. It’s sweet that the series never ran out of gas. This is a team up with characters from Eisler’s other series. This book would also pick up the plot threads from Inside Out which was 5 in my top 10 books of

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