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John Rain Series

John Rain books in order

John Rain (also Junichi Fujiwara) is a Japanese-American international assassin.
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11 books in series
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Book 1
A Clean Kill in Tokyo
Barry Eisler - 2002-07-01 (first published in 2003)
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"Meet John Rain, a half-American, half-Japanese assassin with a specialty in natural causes. He doesn't care about the why, only the who and where, until he meets the daughter of his latest kill. A Clean Kill in Tokyo takes readers on a thrilling ride through the streets of Tokyo as Rain navigates his dangerous profession and unexpected emotions."
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Book 2
A Lonely Resurrection
Barry Eisler - 2013-02-05 (first published in 2003)
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A skilled assassin, John Rain, wants to retire but is approached by an old enemy with a job he can't refuse. Rain must eliminate a highly skilled killer, Murakami, but becomes entangled in a shadowy war between the CIA and the yakuza. With an alluring half Brazilian, half Japanese companion by his side, Rain navigates through Tokyo's underground fighting culture and mob-run establishments. A gripping tale of friendship, deceit, and survival in a world where the lines between good and bad are blurred.
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Book 3
Winner Take All
Barry Eisler - 2004-06-28
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Thriller fans, get ready for an electrifying read! Follow John Rain, a retired contract killer who is forced back into the game to take down a ruthless arms dealer in Southeast Asia. He'll have to navigate tangled alliances and dangerous enemies while grappling with the morality of his actions. From Rio to Macau to Hong Kong, Eisler takes readers on a high-stakes, action-packed journey that will leave you on the edge of your seat. "Winner Take All" is a must-read for fans of the genre.
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Book 4
Redemption Games
Barry Eisler - 2005-06-06
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A deadly hitman, Rain, is given a chance at redemption by his new employer, the Mossad. Along with a deadly partner and a new sense of hope, Rain is sent to fix a problem in Manila. But when his conscience gets the best of him, Rain soon finds that he is the problem that needs to be fixed. This thrilling novel is full of secret government connections, spy gear, and heart-pumping martial arts scenes.
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Book 5
Barry Eisler - 2013-02-05 (first published in 2006)
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Assassin John Rain faces deadly danger when he learns his former lover and child are being watched by his enemies. In a thrilling race against time, Rain must reconcile with his past and use his deadly skills to save the ones he loves. This modern spy craft novel is a fun and engaging read with exotic locales, hot sex, and violence. The well-defined character of John Rain is sure to captivate readers.
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Book 6
The Killer Ascendant
Barry Eisler - 2007-05-22
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A former assassin trying to leave his violent past behind, John Rain is pulled back in when his friend Dox is kidnapped. In order to save him, Rain has to complete three hits. But he can’t be sure that his friend won’t be killed anyway, or that these hits won’t lead to his own demise. From Bali to Vietnam to Silicon Valley, Rain battles his enemies and his own inner demons in this gripping thriller.
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Book 7
The Detachment
Barry Eisler - 2011-10-18
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In "The Detachment," assassin John Rain is recruited for a multi-million dollar job by black ops veteran Colonel Scott Horton. But to pull it off, Rain needs a detachment of other deniable killers. From Tokyo to Vienna to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, they'll have to survive deadly enemies and each other. Fans of Eisler's work will love this explosive thriller that collides with today's headlines and tomorrow's fears.
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Book 8
Graveyard of Memories
Barry Eisler - 2014-02-11
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"Graveyard of Memories" follows John Rain, a former assassin who learned the lessons of love, war, and betrayal in Tokyo during the 1970s. The novel explores Rain's dangerous work as a bagman for the CIA, his entanglement with the powerful yakuza clan, and his relationship with a beautiful, disabled Korean woman. As Rain navigates a world of shadows and danger, he must make a terrible choice that threatens to tear apart everything he holds dear."
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Book 9
Zero Sum
Barry Eisler - 2017-06-27
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This gripping thriller takes place in Tokyo, where a young assassin named John Rain is faced with a deadly ultimatum from a powerful sociopath named Victor. To avoid a grisly death, Rain must either kill a government minister or risk it all to go through the man's alluring Italian wife. With shadowy forces at play and his own emotions in conflict, Rain becomes embroiled in a zero-sum battle that pits master against apprentice in a brutal showdown for survival.
The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler
The Chaos Kind by Barry Eisler