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Hard Rain (John Rain, Bk 2) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Hard Rain - John Rain, Bk 2 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:Barry Eisler, Dick Hill (Narrator) John Rain - half-Japanese, half-American, raised in both countries but at home in neither - is trying to leave his life as a freelance assassin. After killing a CIA officer who hunted him halfway around the globe, Rain goes underground, hoping to find the peace that has eluded him. But then Tatsu, his old nemesis from the Japanese FBI, comes to ... more »him with one last job: to find and eliminate a killer at large, a creature with neither compassion nor compunction, whose activities could tip the balance of power in Japan's corrupt politics and who seems to have designs on Rain's few friends. To protect them, Rain will have to pursue his most dangerous quarry yet through the crosshairs of the CIA and the Japanese mafia, where the differences between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo.
This is the second in the series. I wasn't sure about the concept of a "good" assassin in the first book but I enjoyed it enough to try #2 and I really liked it. John's character is changing as he gets older and experiences love that he can't reciprocate and targets he doesn't want to kill, making him human and more believable. I enjoy the spycraft but I always want to like my characters also - I am going for #3.
Margaret O. (maggieo) reviewed Hard Rain (John Rain, Bk 2) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged) on
This is a series that that has a Japanese American assasin as the main character. It is a great read that will take you all over the world. If you have traveled to any of the countries you will feel like you are in the middle of the story. The author uses actual settings in his stories. You will find the assasin very likeable . I give the book 5 stars