Friday, June 22, 2007

Hard Rain by Barry Eisler

Hard Rain by Barry Eisler was a great read and hard to put down.

I think I have definitely found my successor to the James Bond series written by Ian Fleming and Raymond Benson. John Rain is a harder edged assassin than Bond. There is plenty of action, swerves and intrigue. Rain's villains are as dangerous and formidable as 007 had to combat.

Bond had gadgets and weapons to fight the bad guys. Rain uses his head and martial arts. In this book, Rain combats a merciless killer named Murakami who is more dangerous and evil than Oddjob from Goldfinger.

I recently bought Eisler's third book in the John Rain series, Rain Storm that I look forward to reading.

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