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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part X – Paris

Throughout the Rain series of feature-length books, anti-hero John Rain is the principal persona but he has often been ably assisted by a supporting cast, and some of those characters have been the main feature of short spin-off stories. These have followed Larisson, Delilah and Dox; the … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part IX – Phnom Penh

Naturally John Rain is the main star of the Rain series of books and not surprisingly he has a string of allies and an even longer list of enemies. To date, the author Barry Eisler has released four short stories (via … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part VIII – Tokyo

The Tokyo trail of Barry Eisler’s fictional assassin continues (* Spoilers are included below, you have been warned!) and next up is the Nakagin Capsule Tower (page 125 & 130) in Ginza. This architectural wonder has featured a few times on Tokyo … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part VII – Tokyo

In the last part of this series, Tokyo Fox brought you all the east Tokyo locations featured in the 2014 John Rain thriller ‘Graveyard Of Memories‘ which were shot in the space of a day spent cycling around the city. Catch up … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part VI – Tokyo

The hugely successful re-boots of both the Batman and 007 film series’ back in the middle of the last decade showed that their was a great thirst for such things and so the John Rain series’ of books has followed … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part V – Bangkok

Recently author Barry Eisler wrote on his website that his previous publishing contracts were amicably terminated thereby giving him the rights back. That meant no more “ridiculous compromises” to use his words and so the Rain play-on-words titles, which had nothing to do with the stories, … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part IV – New York

He may be an anti-hero somewhat but John Rain is one that is very appealing to readers of Barry Eisler’s espionage fiction. Tokyo may be the place which has been at the heart of the series but New York city … Continue reading

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