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Rain, John (Fictitious character)

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Works: 45 works in 214 publications in 9 languages and 13,391 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Spy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories 
Classifications: PS3605.I85, 813.6
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Publications about John (Fictitious character) Rain
Most widely held works about John (Fictitious character) Rain
    Requiem for an assassin by Barry Eisler( Book )
    17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,136 libraries worldwide
    Blackmailed by a rogue CIA operative to carry out three assassinations or see his best friend murdered, reluctant killer-for-hire John Rain struggles with moral dilemmas as well as his growing certainty that the operative is hiding a more sinister agenda
    The last assassin by Barry Eisler( Book )
    18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
    John Rain is back ...and this time, it's personal ...Once Rain learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even redemption. But Midori is being watched by Rain's enemies, and his sudden appearance put mother and child in terrible danger
    Rain fall by Barry Eisler( Book )
    11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
    A Japanese American assassin who specializes in "natural causes" killings finds his carefully ordered world coming under siege in the wake of a government official's murder, with which he has been falsely connected
    Rain storm by Barry Eisler( Book )
    13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
    Accepting an assignment from the CIA to take out an arms dealer who is supplying criminal groups in southeast Asia, assassin-for-hire John Rain finds the job compromised by a rival assassin and the fear that he is being set up
    Hard rain by Barry Eisler( Book )
    16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
    Trying to end his career as a hired assassin, Japanese American John Rain goes underground, only to be approached by Japanese FBI agent Tatsu to eliminate a sociopathic killer who could tip the balance of power in Japan toward the mafia
    Killing rain by Barry Eisler( Book )
    6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
    Hired by the Mossad to perform a series of strategic assassinations in Asia, John Rain, accompanied by ex-marine sniper Dox, inadvertently botches the assignment and finds himself seeking assistance from alluring Israeli agent Delilah
    The detachment by Barry Eisler( Book )
    2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
    John Rain is back. And the assassin is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy
    Requiem for an assassin by Barry Eisler( Sound Recording )
    10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
    When John Rain decides to quit the assassination business, rouge CIA operative Jim Hilger kidnaps his friend and partner forcing him into one last assignment
    Graveyard of memories by Barry Eisler( Book )
    2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
    Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But when a delivery goes violently wrong, Rain finds himself in the crosshairs of Japan's most powerful yakuza clan. To survive, Rain strikes a desperate deal with his handler: take out a high-profile target in the Japanese government in exchange for the intel he needs to eliminate his would-be executioners. As Rain plays cat and mouse with the yakuza and struggles to learn his new role as contract killer, he also becomes entangled with Sayaka, a tough, beautiful ethnic Korean woman confined to a wheelchair. But the demands of his dark work are at odds with the longings of his heart and with Sayaka's life in the balance, Rain will have to make a terrible choice
    Killing rain by Barry Eisler( Sound Recording )
    12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
    John Rain, a Japanese-American assassin, is hoping to atone for all of the lives he has taken. His new assignment is with the Mossad, but something goes wrong and what began as a simple assignment turns into a massacre. Now John is running from both the Mossad and the CIA
    One last kill by Barry Eisler( Book )
    13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
    Rain has a new employer, Israeli intelligence organization the Mossad, which wants him to fix a problem in Manila. But when Rain's conscience causes him to botch an assignment, he finds out that the Mossad's next assignment is himself. And is Delilah, the alluring Israeli agent, who reappears in his life, there to help him or to finish him off?
    The last assassin by Barry Eisler( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
    When John Rain, the Japanese/American "contract killer with a conscience", learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption
    The detachment by Barry Eisler( Sound Recording )
    6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
    John Rain is back, and up against the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. 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
    Fault line : a novel by Barry Eisler( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
    When an inventor client is murdered and he himself is attacked, attorney Alex Treven reluctantly turns for help to his estranged older brother, Ben, an undercover agent in the War on Terror
    Graveyard of memories by Barry Eisler( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
    Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, John Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But when a delivery goes violently wrong, Rain finds himself in the crosshairs of Japan's most powerful Yakuza clan. To survive, Rain strikes a desperate deal with his handler: take out a high-profile target in the Japanese government in exchange for the Intel he needs to eliminate his would-be executioners
    Rain fall by Anthony Caro( visu )
    4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
    "Rain Fall follows John Rain, a former U.S. Special Forces operative turned lethal assassin whose clients pay extraordinary sums for his ability to make murder look like natural death. In the aftermath of an otherwise routine hit on a government bureaucrat, Rain is brought to the attention of two men he knows from the old days in Vietnam. When the CIA lists a woman that Rain has come to love as a target, his worlds collide"--Container
    Fault line : [a novel] by Barry Eisler( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
    In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent carjacking. In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operative receives a frantic call from his estranged younger brother. When Alex Treven, a patent lawyer who has been working for the inventor, is attacked in his apartment, he is convinced he is the target of a conspiracy, and his brother, Ben, is his only hope. Setting aside their differences, Alex and Ben come together to find out who is behind the attacks. They soon learn that forces in America and abroad are involved in a high-stakes struggle to take hold of the technology, and now both of their lives are in danger
    Choke point by Barry Eisler( Book )
    7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
    Ex-government assassin John Rain is trying to leave his violent past behind him. But when his former employer, the CIA, tracks him down in Brazil, he is persuaded to take on a high-risk assignment well suited to his particular skills: to end a man's life leaving no trace of murder; to bring death by natural causes. This time, it's clear the man deserves to die and Rain sees the job as a shot at redemption. But before he can even get close, he'll need all of his formidable talents simply to survive. Because Rain is not the only killer closing in on the target - and it could be that the entire mission is an elaborate cover for an even more sinister set up
    Sicario : la venganza by Barry Eisler( Book )
    3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 63 libraries worldwide
    John Rain asesina a gente para ganarse la vida. Su especialidad es que parezca que la muerte se ha producido por causas naturales, pero inclusó él tiene unas reglas que no rompe jamás: el trabajo debe ser en exclusiva; sólo liquidará a los protagonistas del juego, no a sus familiares o allegados; nunca asesina a mujeres. Cuando después de completar un trabajo le encargan que mate a la hija del objetivo, Rain empieza a sospechar que alguien no está jugando limpio. En lugar de rechazar el encargo y seguir con su vida, empieza a investigar por qué esa chica es peligrosa y por qué razón le encomendaron el asesinato de su padre en primer lugar. Y lo que descubre - Los vínculos del gobierno con la yakuza, la peligrosa organización mafiosa japonesa - no hace más que ponerlo en peligro, comprometer su anonimato y complicar su vida
    Zero Sum by Barry Eisler( Book )
    2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
 
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English (143)
Spanish (5)
French (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Italian (2)
German (1)
Polish (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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