Category: Barry Eisler

  • Book Review: “Graveyard of Memories” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “Graveyard of Memories” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Looking back on his “career” as an assassin, John Rain remembers the beginning, and we the readers of this series reminisce with him, and learn how John Rain began. Here are some of the memories as Rain thinks back to 1972 when he was a brash 20 year old just out of the […]

  • Book Review: “The Killer Collective” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “The Killer Collective” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Note: Read “The Killer Collective” BEFORE reading the latest Livia Lone book “All the Devils” (see my review here). Several years after the events in “The Detachment” (see my review here), Rain, Dox, Larison, Delilah, and Horton are “retired” and wealthy. Treven is working for a private company and is doing well. Seattle […]

  • Book Review: “All the Devils” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “All the Devils” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller This is the third book in the Livia Lone series. If you are anal like me when it comes to reading order, read “The Killer Collective” before this one as Livia was involved in those events and the early chapters of “All the Devils” refer to stuff I had no idea happened. Luckily, […]

  • Book Review: “The Detachment” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “The Detachment” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Living a nice restful life in Tokyo, John Rain, is going about his normal activities when he spots two beefy, military looking, guys watching him as he works out at the Kokodan. Rain has not killed anyone in a long time, but, his trouble radar is still intact as he decides to make […]

  • “The Night Trade” by Barry Eisler

    “The Night Trade” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Two months after the final events in the first book (“Livia Lone”). Livia (real name, Labee) has re-settled into her Seattle Police Department position in anti-trafficking. Livia is teaching a self-defense class when her boss, Lt. Donna Strangland, interrupts class to introduce Livia to Homeland Security Special Agent Benjamin Dixon Little. He is […]

  • Book Review: “Requiem for an Assassin” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “Requiem for an Assassin” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Re-named by Barry Eisler as “The Killer Ascendant” this is John Rain book #6. Rain #7 is up next: “The Detachment”. Ex-Marine sniper Dox has been kidnapped by ex-CIA, now rogue operator, Hilger. Hilger has a need for three people to die a “natural death” and since that is John Rain’s specialty, Hilger […]

  • Book Review: “The Last Assassin” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “The Last Assassin” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller “And you accuse me of being in denial? What you do is like fighting a hydra. Everyone you kill, it creates two more. If you can’t see that, you’re insane.” Life’s reality for John Rain, assassin.  As much as he wants to quit the business, as much as he wants a “normal” life, […]

  • A Visual Roadmap to Barry Eisler’s Books

    A Visual Roadmap to Barry Eisler’s Books

    I saw this visual on Facebook today and asked Barry if I could grab it and post it here.  He said yes, as long as I link the originator of this terrific graphic to the picture. I will do that and one better:  Thank you!  Stephen Frug (Web Site, Twitter), this is fantastic! To see […]

  • “Livia Lone” by Barry Eisler

    “Livia Lone” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller “Livia Lone” is an ARC sent to me by Barry Eisler.  It is due in “stores” on October 25, 2016. THEN 13 year old Labee (Livia) and her 11 year old sister Nason are members of the Lahu tribe in northern Thailand. Times are tough, but, they are happy and hard-working. One day […]

  • “Redemption Games” by Barry Eisler

    “Redemption Games” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller John Rain, assassin, is getting soft dreaming about the possibly of a normal life. He may die because of it… Buy It! John Rain is a Japanese American assassin. His specialty is killing people so it looks like a natural death or accident. His services are for hire. In “Redemption Games”, the fourth […]