Requiem for An Assassin

Requiem for An Assassin

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If you had to kill three people to save your best friend's life, would you do it? When John Rain decides to get out of the business, his hand is forced by rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger. Hilger kidnaps Dox, Rain's trusted partner and closest friend, and offers Rain a choice: carry out a final assignment, or bear the responsibility for Dox's murder. For a professional like John Rain, the choice ought to be easy: Do the job-a series of three hits-then walk away. But how does Rain know Jim Hilger won't kill Dox anyway, once the assignment is complete? How does he know that each of the hits isn't simultaneously a setup for Rain himself? And what will he do when he finds out that among the targets of this lethal game of extortion is someone else Rain cares about deeply? From the urban canyons of Silicon Valley and New York to the lush forests of Bali, the boulevards of Paris, and the old killing fields of Vietnam, Rain must grapple with his age, his enemies, and most of all, his conscience in a battle that not even Rain-"the stuff great characters are made of" (Entertainment Weekly)-can hope to survive intact.
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group, 2007.
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ISBN: 9780399154263
0399154264
9780451412577
Call Number: EISLER
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.
Assassins -- Fiction.
Murder for hire -- Fiction.
Japanese Americans -- Fiction.
Rain, John (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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Imraj_Kang123
Jan 12, 2018

"Requiem for an Assassin" is able to easily capture the reader's attention as soon as they begin to read it. Author Barry Eisler does a great job at putting the reader inside of John Rain's mind as he is forced to face numerous moral problems and even makes them sympathize with him, despite his numerous flaws. The book contains several violent scenes with graphic descriptions of violence, which are able to capture the reader's attention as well as several cliffhangers that will make readers anxious about what will happen next. This story will excite and surprise readers by leaving open mysteries about what will happen next in the plot. The book also has a profound message about self-improvement. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the action genre.

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jsonley
May 10, 2010

Another John Rain novel, the inner turmoil of the assassin is particularly well done.

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