Hard Rain - John Rain, Bk 2 Author:Barry Eisler All John Rain wants is to disappear forever. What an old nemesis from Japan's FBI wants is one last favor: eliminate an assassin at large who kills without conscience. But there's a lot at stake -- including the lives of Rain's few friends, and a love from his past. Protecting them means plunging into the heart of a war between the C... more »IA and the Japanese mafia, in which the distinctions between friends and foe, truth and deceit, and life and death are as murky as the rain-slicked midnight streets of Tokyo.« less
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.