The Detachment (A John Rain Novel Book 7) and millions of other books are .. This item:The Detachment (John Rain Thrillers) by Barry Eisler Paperback. The Detachment. Barry Eisler. Thomas & Mercer (Amazon, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Thriller specialist Eisler (Inside Out, , etc.) combines characters from his two regular series in a muddled but mostly exciting tale of.

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The author has to be commended for writing such a dark character and yet making him seem human at the same time. There’s a lot of commentary that would be seen barryy pro-Trump in just a few years, but this was written well before As Benjamin Franklin said perhaps quoting from Richard Jackson: Eisler’s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous ” 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.


Dox is supposed to serve as comic relief in addition to serving as the group’s dedicated sniper. The plot was good – liked a project on “home soil” and the detail and description that went into the first assassination made for enjoyable reading. May 05, James Eiisler rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 09, Kaje Harper rated it really liked it Shelves: The interplay between the good guys is deadly. I will definitely be picking up Book 8 in due course.

Also included is an acknowledgments page, a sources list and recommended reads listing.

THE DETACHMENT by Barry Eisler | Kirkus Reviews

Thriller specialist Eisler Inside Out, etc. However, the one that stole the show was Dox. Supposedly the person who hired them was saving I just read this barty I’m ashamed to say.


I got into it and wanted to see what happened to the characters.

Overall the way things end it does seem that there might be further books written about this cast and I for one will be glad to read them. This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. At one point Rain thinks, “I ever work with a team again, just kill me, and then had to stifle a crazy laugh b I love Eisler’s novels. Puget Sound Business Journal. And yet I like Rain and he remains a sympathetic character. With The Detachment, it shows signs of new life.

Retrieved April 7, If you’re new to John Rain, you don’t need to read the older novels to enjoy this one, though it helps with returning characters. The plotters wanted a pretext for seizing power so they could fix everything and then give it back. Barry Eisler manages a difficult challenge in his “Rain” books, almost like keeping a knife balanced on its edge.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. When he sees them a second time, he knows that he has fallen into someone’s crosshairs.

Ben Treven – the young, still reasonably idealistic government man.

I’m glad that bwrry finally brought back John Rain, considering that he’s my favorite character from Eisler’s world of assassins and espionage. Detachmsnt favorite scene was a very tense moment when the four guys were close to taking each other out, but DOX broke them up by re-enacting a Cleavon Little scene from Blazing Saddles.

Retrieved 13 April Character development was very good. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The gay MC is in fact the most ruthless of the four and no kind of stereotype, and I appreciate that. Sep 17, Rabid Readers Reviews rated it it was amazing.


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Eisler, who was once himself a covert op for the CIA, clearly knows his stuff. There are no discrepancies in Eisler’s work. John Rain and his buddy Dox team up with Ben Treven and Larison at the behest of Colonel Horton, who offers them a pay-off they can’t turn down.

Some Highly Anticipated Books: After amicably terminating his previous publishing contracts and regaining his rightsEisler changed the titles and covers on all the Rain books, and the covers of the Treven books.

The Detachment (John Rain, #7) by Barry Eisler

OK, I admit it: I love Eisler’s novels. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the complex killer and I do think the books are better written than most books in this genre. If this is true, then why, as Tim Wolf reviewed this, it passed thru the editing product? Earlier this year Barry shook up the publishing world with his decision in regards to his future books.

To view it, click here. At one point Rain thinks, “I ever work with a team again, just kill me, and then had to stifle a crazy laugh because, with this team, that was exactly the problem. Said mission being nothing less than saving America from a plot to suspend the Constitution by sowing so much fear in the hearts of Americans that they’re willing to give up their freedoms for an illusion of safety.

The climax of the book is something which will cause fans to have differences of opinion in regards to the path taken by the author however to discuss it, would be a huge spoiler. View all 11 comments.