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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Copyright Fantasy Book Critic. This is all first-rate stuff. It’s sweet that the series never ran out of gas.

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In the wake of these attacks, the president will suspend the Constitution and rule the country under special executive powers, dispensing with such inconvenient obstacles such as the Congress, courts and voters. Books by Barry Eisler. It was hard to separate myself from the read until I finished it.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. I am patiently awaiting the next installment. Ben Treven, a covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. I got into it and wanted to see what happened to the characters.

While this book deserves the praise it gets, there are detacgment points which cannot be overlooked, the biggest plot hole was the lack of a perceivable enemy and while the book does explain a lot in the end.


Each week, our editors select the one author hte one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Eisler is a master of tension who takes great care in building subtle, memorable characters, through multiple perspectives, battles of will, a transformative killer’s conscience, and so on.

Once there, Horton lays out a chilling scheme in which a group of plotters is planning a coup against the United States government. Sep 27, Mehmet Utkan rated it really liked it.

What does it say about our society that this is what we are dealt more and more. And although Rain has his limits no women, no children he is a brutal and cold killer. The interplay between the detadhment guys is deadly. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral defachment of view.


The Detachment

Ben Trevena covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. Rain accepts the challenge and calls in his old friend, Dox, to fill out the team which will also include two of Horton’s hand-picked men.

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. Return to Book Page. The fast-paced, often-breathless suspense makes up for most of the shortcomings, and readers eiwler be eager for more adventures from this quartet of deadly enforcers. Eisler simply ROCKS as the narrator – thank you to whomever suggested to him to narrate his own books! Horton wants Rain eislerr lead a team that will assassinate the three principal coup plotters and thus head off the threat.

THE DETACHMENT by Barry Eisler | Kirkus Reviews

As well as the fascinating character insights Eisler has provided, the action sequences have been really well done too. The hawk with talent hides its talons. 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.

All in all it was a modern thriller of the most common type, cleverly done by a writer of talent. They always end too soon. If you’ve read this review, you’ve read all my John Rain reviews. Eisler was born in New Jersey, [1] his father was a wholesale office supplier, and his mother an environmental activist. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Eisler made news in March when he bzrry away from a reported half million dollar advance from St. I enjoyed it, even though it out of sequence with the Rain series.

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. Other books in the series. The action in this book is almost nonstop as the author bbarry about his set pieces and in between them gives the reader dollops of character intrigue. These men, though you come to like them, are all trained assassins. Things become quite disturbing. Retrieved 12 April Partnerships are derachment the norm for these operatives, but in “The Detachment” the partnership with Larison, Trevan, Dox and Rain is an entirely new experience for all of them.


The end was a little too pedestrian, but the story still has enough going for it that I want to give it five stars. With The Detachment, it shows signs of new life. While on the subject of details, it can safely said that the author did his research very well and all the minute facts add to the strength of the subject matter.

Views Read Edit View history. Just a moment while we setachment you in to your Goodreads account. I liked the introduction of the new characters and I liked the interaction between them.

Jun 14, Glen rated it really liked it Shelves: Surveillance and counter-surveillance, the logistics of travel, and the loneliness of being a lone wolf could be sheer tedium in the hands of a hack writer, but Eisler never fails to write exciting yet grounded scenes. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dstachment Eisler. Of late, Rain has been living quietly under the radar in Tokyo, visiting his favorite jazz clubs, coffee shops and whiskey bars, but he remains ever-vigilant and one night, while training at his local daidojohe notices two Americans who seem strangely out of place.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or narry. There’s a great deal of tension among the members of Rain’s team and it’s never really clear who can and cannot be trusted, both within and outside of the team.

In addition to being an excellent thriller, this is a very scary and thought-provoking book as well. 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.