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Paris Is A Bitch -- A Rain/Delilah Short Story
     

Paris Is A Bitch -- A Rain/Delilah Short Story

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by Barry Eisler
 
"Rain's combination of quirks and proficiency is the stuff great characters are made of."
-<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>

"Eisler combines the insouciance of Ian Fleming, the realistic detail of Tom Clancy, the ennui of Graham Greene and the prose power of John le Carré." -<i>News-Press</i>

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"Rain's combination of quirks and proficiency is the stuff great characters are made of."
-<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>

"Eisler combines the insouciance of Ian Fleming, the realistic detail of Tom Clancy, the ennui of Graham Greene and the prose power of John le Carré." -<i>News-Press</i>

By internationally bestselling author Barry Eisler, PARIS IS A BITCH is the short story debut of John Rain, "the most charismatic assassin since James Bond" (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>).

For most couples, a quiet dinner for two in Paris would be just the thing to smooth out the complications in a romance. But for gorgeous Mossad operative Delilah and trying-to-retire contract killer John Rain, nothing is ever easy. When it comes to killing, business and pleasure are the most dangerous mix of all.

PARIS IS A BITCH clocks in at about 8,500 words, or approximately 35 pages in print. The download comes with additional material and extras, including an essay called Personal Safety Tips from Assassin John Rain, which provides information that will be at least as valuable to civilians as it has been to Rain.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012480941
Publisher:
Barry Eisler
Publication date:
04/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
139,357
File size:
371 KB

Meet the Author

Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler's bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous "Best Of" lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he's not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law. www.barryeisler.com

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Paris Is A Bitch -- A Rain/Delilah Short Story 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
RowingRabbit More than 1 year ago
After finishing &quot;Graveyard of Memories&quot;, I wanted a little more John Rain so picked this up for a buck. It's a quick, easy read, ostensibly about one evening in the relationship between he &amp; Delilah but the end makes it feel like a turning point. John is fighting to go straight. The psychological effects of all he's done over the years have caught up with him &amp; he wants a shot at &quot;normal&quot;. He can't change what he did so is working on the future. But is's hard to shut off instincts &amp; habits that are ingrained &amp; doubly so when Delilah is still  in the business. He was an assassin because he was good at it &amp; stuck to a set of rules, weirdly moral for a hit man. Delilah does it because working for Mossad is like breathing to her, natural &amp; necessary to exist. It should have been a romantic interlude. Nice restaurant in Paris, great food &amp; wine, a beautiful woman to go home with. Unfortunately, there's also a loud guy on a cell at the next table, Delilah's casual comment about leaving tomorrow for God knows how long &amp; the ferret-faced guy outside, taking way too much interest in those inside. John's inner bad boy takes over &amp; together they formulate &amp; execute a plan. Really well. At about 40 pages, it's a fast paced read about another day in the life but the real message is how fundamentally different these two lovers have become. The ending makes you wonder what's next for them, if John can stay out of the game &amp; accept playing second fiddle to Mossad. For him, it's like trying to quit smoking while watching his partner constantly light up. This is not a HEA &amp; although the final page may come as a surprise or disappointment to some, it makes sense. Let this also serve as a cautionary tale to all of you yakking on cell phones during dinner. And a mouthful of wine can double as a weapon...huh...who knew?
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Way too short best work since we first met the real rainman
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I love these characters, so I figured I would like this. While it was a good chapter from a book, it was not worth the money spent.
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