The Detachment (John Rain Series #7)

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Living in quiet semi-retirement in Tokyo, John Rain tries to avoid his old life as an assassin until a group of men approaches him with an offer difficult to refuse. Colonel Scott Horton wants the group to assassinate three targets who are attempting a coup: the director of the national counterterrorism center, the president’s counterterrorism advisor, and a Supreme Court justice. Rain and his companions—Dox, Larison, and Treven—discover they have unwittingly put the coup in place and are blamed for a series of false flag attacks on U.S. soil that spark national outrage. Full of twists, turns, and double-crosses, this team of assassins travels from Tokyo to Vienna to Washington D.C., avoiding secret prisons and presidential hit lists. Rain, Dox, Larison and Treven’s group dynamic is strong and their motives are always clear. Dox makes an excellent comic foil for Rain and the borderline-sociopathic Larison, but readers will find all four as sympathetic and likeable as one could possibly find a group of trained killers. Fans of Eisler will be thrilled, and new ones will be inspired to go back and look at his previous work. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612181554
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Series: John Rain Series , #7
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 138,032
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Eisler

Barry Eisler, author of the acclaimed Rain Fall, is an American lawyer who has lived and worked extensively in Japan.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Another good John Rain story

    This is another good effort from Eisler. Dox and Rain have two more characters added to thier growing team!!!

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    Rain never fails, nor does Eisler. These books are awesome and t

    Rain never fails, nor does Eisler. These books are awesome and this one is as good as the others in the series.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

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    Highly Enjoyable

    Barry Eisler seemingly wanted his character john Rain to retire quietly, but readers were not happy as Eisler produced new books with new characters. So now they are all back, in one suped up adventure to save America. Eisler is saving the real America, not the phony flag waving kind where people give their rights up readily in order to feel protected from terrorism. He creates a suitably believable threat, throws in deceit, treachery, and death, and entertains us at the same time he shows us how thinly we hold on to the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution as we were taught it in schools. Macho men may be needed in these thrillers, but Eisler's macho men are definitely products of their times, not throwbacks to the forgotten fifties.

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