Victor gives rain a choice: kill a government minister or die a grisly death. But the best route to the minister is through his gorgeous italian wife, Maria, a route that puts Rain on a collision course not only with Victor but with the shadowy forces behind the Russian’s rise to dominance—and the longings of Rain’s own conflicted heart.
It’s a battle between kingpin and newcomer, master and apprentice, a zero-sum contest that can only end with one man dead and the other the world’s foremost assassin. Returning to tokyo in 1982 after a decade of mercenary work in the Philippines, a young John Rain learns that the killing business is now controlled by Victor, a half-Russian, half-Japanese sociopath who has ruthlessly eliminated all potential challengers.
Graveyard of Memories A John Rain Novel
But when a delivery goes violently wrong, Rain finds himself in the crosshairs of Japan’s most powerful yakuza clan. To survive, rain strikes a desperate deal with his handler: take out a high-profile target in the Japanese government in exchange for the intel he needs to eliminate his would-be executioners.
As rain plays cat and mouse with the yakuza and struggles to learn his new role as contract killer, he also becomes entangled with Sayaka, a tough, beautiful ethnic Korean woman confined to a wheelchair. What makes a legendary assassin? for John Rain, war, it was the lessons of love, and betrayal he learned in Tokyo in 1972.
Fresh from the killing fields of southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But the demands of his dark work are at odds with the longings of his heart—and with Sayaka’s life in the balance, Rain will have to make a terrible choice.
The Detachment A John Rain Novel
From the shadowy backstreets of tokyo and Vienna, and finally to a Washington, to the deceptive glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, D. C. Heâll 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.
In a permanent state of war, secret cia prisons, these four lone wolf killers will have to survive presidential hit teams, and a national security state as obsessed with guarding its own secrets as it is with invading the privacy of the populace. And âthe most charismatic assassin since james bondâ San Francisco Chronicle is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, media, military, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.
John Rain is back. When legendary black ops veteran colonel scott âhortâ horton tracks rain down in Tokyo, Rain canât resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the ânatural causesâ 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. And larison, a man with a hair trigger and a secret heâll kill to protect. 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, âone of the most talented and literary writers in the thriller genreâ Chicago Sun-Times, colliding in one explosive thriller as real as todayâs headlines and as frightening as tomorrowâs.
But first, theyâll have to survive each other.
The Night Trade A Livia Lone Novel
The real challenge will be payback from his protectors. It turns out that killing Sorm just might be the easy part. And if it doesn’t, justice has to be served another way. What they don’t know is that in threatening Sorm, they’re also threatening a far-reaching conspiracy—one involving the highest levels of America’s own intelligence apparatus.
From new york times bestselling author Barry Eisler…Livia Lone is back. For sex-crimes detective livia lone, a position with a government anti-trafficking task force is a chance to return to Thailand to ferret out Rithisak Sorm, the kingpin behind her own childhood ordeal. But after a planned takedown in a nightclub goes violently awry, Livia discovers that she’s not the only one hunting Sorm.
But they share a single-minded creed: the law has to serve justice. Former marine sniper dox has a score to settle, too, and working together is the only way to take Sorm out. Livia and dox couldn’t be less alike.
Livia Lone A Livia Lone Novel
Sold by her thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; abused by the men who trafficked them; marooned in America…the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason. Livia has never stopped looking. Beyond even being a vigilante. An absolutely first-rate thriller.
New york times book reviewSeattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. And uncover a conspiracy of almost unimaginable evil. In every way, it’s an unfair fight. But livia has two advantages: her unending love for Nason—And a lifelong lust for vengeance. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison.
Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground. But when a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason and the men who trafficked them both, Livia will have to go beyond just being a cop. She’ll have to relive the horrors of the past. Thomas Mercer. Take on one of the most powerful men in the US government.
The Killer Collective
But in a match as uneven as this one, a collective of killers might be even better. And black ops soldiers ben treven and Daniel Larison, along with their former commander, SpecOps legend Colonel Scot “Hort” Horton. Moving from japan to seattle to dc to paris, the group fights a series of interlocking conspiracies, each edging closer and closer to the highest levels of the US government.
With uncertain loyalties, and smoldering romantic entanglements, conflicting agendas, these operators will have a hard time forming a team. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. Thomas Mercer. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. There’s Rain.
An amazon charts, washington Post, and Wall Street Journal bestseller. A fast-paced, page-turning novel of betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series. When a joint fbi–seattle police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry—a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.
Suspecting the fbi itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox.
The Killer Ascendant Previously Published as Requiem for an Assassin A John Rain Novel
But how does rain know hilger won’t kill dox, and, anyway, most of all, his enemies, how can he control the killing rage hilger’s lethal game of extortion reignites inside him? From the deceptively tranquil beaches of Bali, to the backstreets and boulevards of Paris, Rain must grapple with his age, to the urban canyons of Silicon Valley and New York and the old killing fields of Vietnam, once the assignment is complete? How does he know each of the hits isn’t simultaneously a setup for Rain himself? Most of all, with the killer inside himself in a battle not even Rain can hope to survive intact.
But with a new identity in paris, Mossad agent Delilah, and the help of his lover, he was beginning to leave the killing business behind. And then he receives a message from rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger: We have your friend Dox. For a professional like rain, the choice ought to be easy: do the job—a series of three hits—and save his friend and partner.
Thomas Mercer. For rain, “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” San Francisco Chronicle, getting out of the life was never going to be easy. The killer ascendant was previously published as Requiem for an Assassin, the sixth in the bestselling John Rain assassin series. Previously published as requiem for an AssassinHunted and finally cornered, John Rain faces his deadliest enemy ever: himself.
Do as we tell you, or he dies.
Extremis Previously published as The Last Assassin A John Rain Novel
Extremis was previously published as The Last Assassin, the fifth in the bestselling John Rain assassin series. To save them, rain is forced to use the same deadly talents he had been hoping to leave behind. Thomas Mercer. With the help of tatsu, his one-time nemesis in the japanese fbi; and Dox, the former Marine sniper whose good ol’ boy persona masks a killer as deadly as Rain himself, Rain races against time to bring his enemies into the open and eliminate them forever.
When rain learns that his former lover, Midori, Rain senses a chance for reconciliation, has been raising their child in New York, perhaps even for redemption. For assassin john rain—“one of the most compelling lead characters in the genre” USA Today—it’s going to be downright deadly. Previously published as The Last Assassin Even for an average citizen, a love triangle is dangerous business.
But midori and the child are being watched by Rain’s enemies, and Rain’s sudden appearance puts them in terrible danger.
A Lonely Resurrection Previously Published as Hard Rain and Blood from Blood A John Rain Novel
It’s a war rain can’t win, but also one he can’t afford to lose—a war where the distinctions between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo. Aided by an achingly desirable half brazilian, mobbed-up hostess bars, Rain pursues his quarry through underground no-holds-barred fight clubs, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn’t trust, and finally into the heart of a shadow war between the CIA and the yakuza.
Thomas Mercer. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by “natural causes, ” no one is willing to let him just retire. So when an old nemesis from the japanese national police force comes to him with a new job—eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself—he can’t refuse.
. A lonely resurrection was previously published as Hard Rain in the US and Blood From Blood in the UK, the second in the bestselling John Rain assassin series. Previously published as hard Rain and Blood from Blood All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business.
Redemption Games Previously published as Killing Rain and One Last Kill A John Rain Novel
And he has a new hope: that by using his talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has taken. Previously published as killing rain and one last killafter nearly dying while taking out a target in Hong Kong, The Mossad, Rain has a new employer, which wants him to fix a “problem” in Manila.
But when rain’s conscience causes him to botch the Manila hit, he finds out the next problem The Mossad wants fixed is him. Thomas Mercer. He also has a new partner, Dox, whose good-ol’-boy persona masks a sniper as deadly as Rain himself. Is delilah, his mossad lover, coming to help him? or was she sent to finish him off?Redemption Games was previously published as Killing Rain in the US and One Last Kill in the UK, the fourth in the bestselling John Rain assassin series.
Winner Take All Previously published as Rain Storm and Choke Point A John Rain Novel
But first, rain will have to survive the downside: a second assassin zeroing in on the target; an alluring and dangerous woman with an agenda of her own; the possibility that the entire mission is nothing but an elaborate setup. Winner take all was previously published as Rain Storm in the US and Choke Point in the UK, the third in the bestselling John Rain assassin series.
But the cia isn’t willing to lose its premier “natural causes” contract killer, and they force Rain to take on a high-risk assignment: eliminate a ruthless arms dealer operating in Southeast Asia. The upside? financial, of course, along with the possibility of moral redemption. Thomas Mercer. From the gorgeous beaches of rio to the glitzy casinos of Macau to the gritty back streets of Hong Kong and Kowloon, Rain becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious than any he has encountered before.
Previously published as rain storm and Choke Point John Rain has disappeared in Brazil to escape the killing business and the enemies encircling him in Japan.