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Requiem for an Assassin

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Barry Eisler spent three years in a 'covert position' with the CIA's Directorate of Operations. After leaving the CIA he went to live and work in Japan - where he earnt his black belt in judo from the Kodokan International Judo Centre in Tokyo. He has written four other critically acclaimed John Rain thrillers, Rain Fall, Blood from Blood, Choke Point, One Last Kill and The Last Assassin. He now lives in California. Find out more at


What, John Rain is quitting the assassination business? Not before a rogue CIA operative kidnaps his best friend, threatening murder if Rain doesn't carry out three more hits. With a national tour. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

In Eisler's predictable sixth thriller to star half Japanese, half American assassin John Rain (after 2006's The Last Assassin), Rain's longtime rival, rogue CIA agent Jim Hilger, kidnaps Rain's sniper friend Dox and threatens to kill Dox unless Rain murders three people Hilger wants dead. Despite his ambivalence about his chosen trade, Rain carries out the hits with little remorse. Rain's adventures take him to the usual glamorous locales-Paris, London, Amsterdam-while throughout he remains nostalgic for his Japanese heritage. In a subplot, Rain's Mossad agent lover, Delilah, enlists some Israeli colleagues in an attempt to foil a major terrorist plot. The revelation of why the three murder victims were selected comes as the book's one real surprise. 150,000 first printing; author tour. (June) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

'Like McNab's Nick Stone and Child's Jack Reacher, John Rain is a classic character' The Times 'Eisler is exactly my kind of writer and his deadly main character John Rain is exactly my kind of guy - highly recommended' Lee Child

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