Author: Eisler, Barry Narrator: Michael McConnohie Awards: N/A
Torn between his past as a soldier and his vocation as a killer, longing
for attachment but forced to operate alone, and haunted by the fear that
one day there must be a reckoning for the things he has done, John Rain
moves like a dark ghost through Tokyo and the other urban landscapes in which his Asian features enable him to operate undetected. His ability to make death appear to have been of "natural causes" keeps his reluctant services in constant demand.
In Killing Rain, Rain has a new employer, the Mossad-which needs an operator who can remove 'problems' in Asia-and a new partner: Dox, the ex-marine sniper and party animal first introduced in Rain Storm. He also has a new hope-that by using his fearsome talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has already taken.
But when Rain's freshly awakened conscience causes him to botch an
assignment, turning what should have been a surgical hit into a massacre, he finds himself running both from the Mossad and from the CIA. Can he trust Delilah, the alluring Israeli agent whom he once fought and then loved, to save him now?
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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 lived and worked in Japan, where he earned his black belt from the Kodokan International Judo Center. The Rain books--Rain Fall, Hard Rain, Rain Storm, and Killing Rain--have won the Barry and Gumshoe awards, have been translated into nearly twenty languages, and have been optioned for film by Barrie Osborne, the Oscar-winning producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Michael McConnohie, a native of Mansfield, OH, has been in the
film and voiceover business for over forty years. In addition to
working as a writer, director and actor, McConnohie has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and has lent his voice to numerous animated
tv series and video games."
"A thriller as straight as an arrow, even when mildly deflected by the winds of conscience."
"Eisler unspools a plot full of warring secret government connections,
cool spy paraphernalia, and vivid martial-arts sequences."