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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,298 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Eisler Narrator: Barry Eisle Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Rain Series Release Date:
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John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.

When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America.

But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone. He’ll need a detachment of other deniable irregulars: his partner, the former Marine sniper, Dox. Ben Treven, a covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. And Larison, a man with a hair trigger and a secret he’ll kill to protect.

From the shadowy backstreets of Tokyo and Vienna, to the deceptive glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and finally to a Washington, D.C., in a permanent state of war, these four lone wolf killers will have to survive presidential hit teams, secret CIA prisons, and a national security state as obsessed with guarding its own secrets as it is with invading the privacy of the populace.

But first, they’ll have to survive each other.

The Detachment is what fans of Eisler have been waiting for: the worlds of the award-winning Rain series and of the bestselling Fault Line and Inside Out, colliding in one explosive thriller as real as today’s headlines and as frightening as tomorrow’s.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roger | 2/15/2014

    " Great escapist reading. Not great, but very entertaining "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimanzi Constable | 1/20/2014

    " This was my first time reading a book about John Rain and it was awesome. I highly recomend this book, great story line. I think the cool thing about this book is how it incorporates modern technology, makes the book so much better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Noran Miss Pumkin | 1/14/2014

    " This is a major page turner for me, tough I saw plot twists coming a long way off. The thought of false flag attacks on American soil, troubles me-it could happen. These men, though you come to like them, are all trained assassins. They have done very bad things, and now they are brought together, to open the flood gates of despair on the US. Gee they thought they were preventing it by killing a few men. Character development was very good. I enjoyed it, even though it out of sequence with the Rain series. The book stands alone very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe Young | 1/11/2014

    " An amazing collection of Black Ops contract killers set on a course of destruction with normal solo workers being forced into an unnatural cooperative team structure where their life's depend on their ability to trust and cooperate to satisfy their objectives. Who is responsible for setting them up and who can they trust to find their way beyond the barriers that are trying to contain them and eliminate or neutralize them? This is an action packed thriller with the added challenge of trying to disarm the internal psychological strife. Hold on tightly and charge on through! "

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