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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 Eisler Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Rain Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455843244
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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, “one of the most talented and literary writers in the thriller genre” (Chicago Sun-Times), 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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CT | 1/8/2014

    " Fun read with Rain leading three other deadly assassins but too implausible. Dox is also great for comic relief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nev Thomas | 1/6/2014

    " Good but rather cruel thriller "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JT Turner | 1/4/2014

    " Not just a first rate action novel, but raises great current political questions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rjames1999 | 10/23/2013

    " Another great John Rain installation. This book presents us with a clever way to bring most of the Eisler characters together (there's one character I kept wishing would show up). This is still primarily a Rain book though. I liked this book more than the previous two Treven books. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Wilson | 7/31/2013

    " Loved it. Any person reading Rain needs to begin at the beginning. See the development of the man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 1/16/2013

    " Enjoyable. I just find it difficult to really get into a story that is so fantastic; I just don't believe or can't suspend my disbelief to that degree. Therefore, I guess the fault really lies with me and I find it happening more and more frequently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/30/2012

    " Good. Lots of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/30/2012

    " Really great series -- although..it's getting time for Eisler to retire the Rain series and move on. There is only just so much that you can do with the same characters book after book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kk Sierra | 4/22/2012

    " As the news reports the possibility of drones over US skies soon and we dismiss inconveniences like taking off our shoes at the airport, the premise of the Detachment could be tomorrow's reality. Read, enjoy...think! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milton Moon Louie | 3/14/2012

    " The lone assassin needed 3 more killers to help him stop terrorism in America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Rasner | 2/8/2012

    " Highly recommend it. Good Reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 1/1/2012

    " Ugh. At least it was a quick read.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 10/30/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, especially the development of the main characters and the relationship between them all. The pace was good, the story line well thought out; overall it was well written and I will definitely read more of Barry Eisler's work! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JT | 10/16/2011

    " Not just a first rate action novel, but raises great current political questions "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimanzi | 10/8/2011

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 10/7/2011

    " The best of the Rain novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Old Crow | 10/5/2011

    " I like John Rain. I 'm glad he's back. This was a comfort read. A little smug. A little predictable. A little preachy, but what can I say, we go to the same church. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 9/25/2011

    " Some of Eisler's best writing to date. I loved the return of John Rain and Dox after so long. I'm hoping for another outing with Rain, Dox, Larison and Treven as the Detachment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry | 9/19/2011

    " Of course I thought this book was excellent. :) "

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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.