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Rain Fall [ARC]

Eisler, Barry

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ISBN 10: 0399149104 / ISBN 13: 9780399149108
Published by Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Exceptionally FINE Advance Reading Copy of Barry Eisler's Rain Fall. Nice, tight, bright, shiny and unread with only a very light chip to bottom of spine. In original publisher's wraps. Great copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001022

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Title: Rain Fall [ARC]

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

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A Japanese-American assassin who specializes in "natural cause" 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, a situation that is complicated by secrets held by the victim's jazz pianist's daughter. 35,000 first printing.

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John Rain, a Japanese American konketsu, or half-breed, learned his lethal trade as a member of the U.S. Special Forces. Although tortured by memories of atrocities he committed in Vietnam, he has become a paid assassin, a solitary man who lives in the shadows and trusts no one, even those who pay extraordinary sums for his ability to make murder look like natural death. But the aftermath of an otherwise routine hit on a government bureaucrat brings Rain to the attention of two men he knows from the old days in Vietnam: a friend who's now a Tokyo cop and an enemy who betrayed Rain long ago and is now the CIA's station chief in Japan. Like the gangster who hired Rain to kill Yasuhiro Kawamura, they want something the dead man had--a computer disk containing proof of high-level corruption, information that could destroy Japan's ruling political coalition. The search for the disk leads them to a woman Rain has come to love, a talented young jazz musician who also happens to be Kawamura's daughter. In this taut, brilliantly paced debut thriller, set in a vividly rendered Tokyo, the author manages an unlikely feat; he earns the reader's sympathy and concern for his protagonist, an amoral assassin who is one of most compelling characters in recent crime fiction. --Jane Adams

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