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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Eisler Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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If you had to kill three people to save your best friend's life, would you do it?

When John Rain decides to get out of the business, his hand is forced by rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger. Hilger kidnaps Dox, Rain's trusted partner and closest friend, and offers Rain a choice: carry out a final assignment, or bear the responsibility for Dox's murder.

For a professional like John Rain, the choice ought to be easy: Do the job - a series of three hits - then walk away. But how does Rain know Jim Hilger won't kill Dox anyway, once the assignment is complete? How does he know that each of the hits isn't simultaneously a setup for Rain himself? And what will he do when he finds out that among the targets of this lethal game of extortion is someone else Rain cares about deeply?

From the urban canyons of Silicon Valley and New York to the lush forests of Bali, the boulevards of Paris, and the old killing fields of Vietnam, Rain must grapple with his age, his enemies, and most of all, his conscience in a battle that not even Rain can hope to survive intact. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 barbara b | 2/12/2014

    " I've gotten used to the Rain books, but this had more how to assasinate and spy craft and less plot than most. Eisler is perhaps trying to retire his assissin. Psychology of a killer (assasin) explored in detail. Moderately interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abasi | 1/31/2014

    " Finished the series, yay. Similar to the other books, and to what little I know of the topics. It was something decent to listen to while ironing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 1/30/2014

    " An excellent thriller where protagonit John Rain must deal with a nasty hostage situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 1/23/2014

    " It's nice, with a series like this, to see actual, sensible, character growth. It would have been so easy for Eisler to write the same book over and over, but he doesn't. Throughout the whole series so far, we see Rain change and evolve as a person, rather than continuing on as a stone faced assassin. I mean he *is* that, but we see new facets of him, and explore deeper roots of his personality with each book. It's refreshing and immensely interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/23/2014

    " Another skiet, skop and donder. I like the way this writer goes into detail. I feel like I'm getting assassin training! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 1/18/2014

    " I thought this book quite enjoyable; it is the second Barry Eisler I've read and I find his protagonist someone to seriously consider. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pygmy | 1/13/2014

    " Excellent reading overall. I find I like Eisler's thrillers even more than Lee Child's, because we are able to see Rain's doubts, turmoil, and most importantly, growth as a character throughout the books, which is something sorely lacking in Lee Child's Reacher character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 12/20/2013

    " i enjoyed it as I liste4n to it on CD as I get into bed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 12/10/2013

    " Excellent - the John Rain series keeps you on the edge and moves fast. Love them ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally/Aymster54 | 3/1/2013

    " I would love to rate this higher, especially since I've enjoyed all of BE's books. And I'm totally caught up in his latest Fault Line. Nevertheless, I thought this story was endless with TMI about his tools of the trade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 2/12/2013

    " If you can get past the idea of an assassin being a hero, this is a great read. Nice tradecraft stuff. It shifts around the world and it is very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krishna Shah | 12/31/2012

    " I liked this book with its interesting main character who in his own way is a good guy. I think it was good to see his thought processes and how he wanted to be a different man than he thought he was. Good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 7/13/2012

    " My favorite of the "rain" series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gay | 7/7/2012

    " Good enough for entertainment on a road trip, but predictable. The good guy single-handedly defeats all enemies. He's violent but loveable. It would make a good TV movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/20/2012

    " Once again another excellent book from an excellent series, hopefully it's not the last.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 11/8/2011

    " I found this to only be an average book for me. I listened to it on my roadtrip from NJ back to Florida. At times the story seemed to drag on a little to much. At least it did keep me entertained while driving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 7/11/2011

    " Dox is kidnapped to get Rain's assistance in assassination. Rain needs the help of his Israeli, Japanese and Israeli friends to avoid his own and Dox's death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/2/2011

    " loved it can't wait to read the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krishna | 10/30/2010

    " I liked this book with its interesting main character who in his own way is a good guy. I think it was good to see his thought processes and how he wanted to be a different man than he thought he was. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanley5545 | 9/3/2010

    " Liked it kind'a. Strong on spycraft and some characters...but plot was a bit transparent/improbable. Had read an earlier Rain book so it was worth the air time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abasi | 7/31/2010

    " Finished the series, yay. Similar to the other books, and to what little I know of the topics. It was something decent to listen to while ironing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 7/14/2010

    " An excellent thriller where protagonit John Rain must deal with a nasty hostage situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pygmy | 7/2/2010

    " Excellent reading overall. I find I like Eisler's thrillers even more than Lee Child's, because we are able to see Rain's doubts, turmoil, and most importantly, growth as a character throughout the books, which is something sorely lacking in Lee Child's Reacher character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ircolle | 5/7/2010

    " John Rain used to be an entertaining character - now he's just a caricature of his former self. Don't bother unless you're REALLY a die hard John Rain fan and even then you probably want to think twice about it, because you won't be such a big fan once you finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glennwallace | 3/5/2010

    " Any assassin that has a black belt in Judo and studied Gracie jiu jitsu in Sao Paulo can't be all bad. Googd book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisco | 11/7/2009

    " an absolute favorite
    the assasin is a cold blooded killer, a killing machine with a monster that lives within him taht is capable of comiting any assination hit
    the dirtiest jokes i ever heard and read "

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About the Author
Author Barry Eisler

Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. After leaving the CIA, he lived and worked in Japan, where he earned his black belt from the Kodokan International Judo Center.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.