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

It’s back due to popular demand from none other than Barry Eisler; the author of the John Rain series of books. Thanks to Twitter I had a very short but enjoyable conversation with my favourite author earlier this month after … Continue reading

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

You can read ‘On The Trail Of John Rain Pt I’ here. With ten book locations under my belt (would have been twelve if I’d been unable to find a couple more) I was then happy to cycle onto an … Continue reading

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

You can read ‘On The Trail Of John Rain – Prelude’ here. At just after 12.15 I arrived at my first stop in Nihombashi which was ‘Cafe Peshaworl’ (below). This appeared in the second book ‘Hard Rain‘ and was where Rain and Tatsu determined … Continue reading

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