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A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2) por…
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A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2) (original 2003; edição 2013)

por Barry Eisler

Séries: John Rain (2)

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John Rain has gone to ground. He's had enough of doing people's dirty work for them. He's had his fill of killing. Yet when his old nemesis tracks him down, he is forced to do his bidding. Powerful, secretive elements threaten to bring down the government - and Rain must stop them the only way he knows how. Getting involved will expose his few friends and contacts to extreme danger. But no one knows this business like John Rain, and no one would underestimate a man protecting all he holds dear...… (mais)
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Título:A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain, #2)
Autores:Barry Eisler
Informação:Barry Eisler (2013), Kindle Edition, 352 pages
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Avaliação:****
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I liked this book better than the first one (Rain Fall.) The plot was more interesting, and resolved one of the threads from the first book. Also, Eisler began to show more of the protagonist John Rain's inate goodness. Does a nice job of making Tokyo come alive too. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
"A Lonely Resurrection" follows straight on from "A Clean Kill In Tokyo", John Rain is trying to lie low and retire from the killing business but is pulled back into that world by his friend and sometime protector, a police inspector on a crusade against corruption in Japan.

"A Lonely Resurrection" was good solid entertainment all the way through. It spends a lot of time on (very) physical and vividly described combat, John Rain kills more people and with more ease than Jack Reacher normally manages and he seems to have much better sex with the women in his life. The plot provided a satisfying mix of feint and attack and betrayal that kept me guessing.

Barry Eisler narrates his own book perfectly, getting the pace right and squeeting out all the drama without becoming melodramatic.

One of the things I enjoyed most was the verbal love affair Barry Eisner has with Tokyo. He makes me hungry to go there. Read the description below of Tokyo by night and you'll see what I mean.

There's something so alive about Tokyo at night; something so imbued with possibilities. Certainly the day time, with its zig-zagging schools of pedestrians and thundering trains and hustle and noise and traffic, is the more upbeat of the cities melodies, but the city also seems burdened by the quotidian clamor and almost relieved ,every evening, to be able to ease into the twilight and set aside the weight of the day. Night strips away the superfluity and the distractions. You move through Tokyo at night and you feel you're on the verge of discovering that thing you've always longed for- At night, you can hear the city breathe.

It's clear that John Rain, killer and loner that he is, reluctantly and hesitantly, on a journey to discover the possibility of redemption or, perhaps, atonement in these books. He is developing as a character but his true nature is unlikely to change. He will always kill. The questions is, how will he direct his killing? For profit? For personal vengeance? Or for something bigger and more important than himself.

I've booked myself a monthly John Rain entertainment spot until I've read the entire season.

Go to Barry Eisler^s website to hear him read an extract from chapter one and to get more background on the places his stories take place in. ( )
  MikeFinnFiction | May 16, 2020 |
This is a really great read. I highly recommend it. If you haven't read
the first John Rain thriller, " A Clean Kill In Tokyo,," I advise you to
open that up first. It gives a lot of background as to who Rain is, who
Harry is, and who Midori is. This book picks up where the first leaves
off. John Rain is an a former Vietnam War commando who grew up in
both Japan and in the states. He is also a deadly assasin. The book
details his life underground and the links from his past that lead him
out into dangerous waters. There is spy stuff, political intrigue, judo,
mixed martial arts, hostess clubs, and blackmail. It's John rain against
the whole Tokyo underworld. As with the first Rain book, this one takes
the reader on a journey into the depths of Tokyo, a place that I for the
first time find fascinating. ( )
  DaveWilde | Sep 22, 2017 |
Excellent. Loved it. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, on to number three!! ( )
  briellenadyne | Jan 15, 2017 |
The book opens up more of John Rain's character, showing both his strengths and some more obvious weaknesses. It also closes several loose ends hanging over from previous books. We learn more about John Rain's ruthlessness, as well as which rules he's willing to bend, and which not. The plot gets complex near the end. You're left with enough "But what about this?" items to guarantee another episode. (At least I hope so!) If there's one downside of the book, perhaps a few of the supporting characters were not as believable as I'd expected. Overall, a very good read. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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John Rain has gone to ground. He's had enough of doing people's dirty work for them. He's had his fill of killing. Yet when his old nemesis tracks him down, he is forced to do his bidding. Powerful, secretive elements threaten to bring down the government - and Rain must stop them the only way he knows how. Getting involved will expose his few friends and contacts to extreme danger. But no one knows this business like John Rain, and no one would underestimate a man protecting all he holds dear...

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