By Barry Eisler
Previously released as difficult Rain and Blood from Blood
All John Rain desires is to get out of the killing company. yet together with his discretion, his reliability, and his special expertise for loss of life via "natural causes," not anyone is keen to permit him simply retire. So while an previous nemesis from the japanese nationwide police strength involves him with a brand new job--eliminate Murakami, a killer much more fearsome than Rain himself--Rain is aware he can't refuse.
Aided by means of an achingly fascinating part Brazilian, part eastern unique dancer he understands he shouldn't belief, Rain pursues his quarry via underground no-holds-barred struggle golf equipment, mobbed-up hostess bars, and at last into the center of a shadow conflict among the CIA and the yakuza. It's a warfare Rain can't win, but additionally one he can't find the money for to lose--a struggle the place the differences among pal and foe and fact and deceit are as murky because the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo.
Includes a be aware from the writer introducing the recent version. this can be publication #2 within the John Rain murderer sequence, notwithstanding each one access is written as a standalone and you may learn them in any order you love.
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Sometimes Alfie would do the same thing. Now he pulled the letters from beneath the photograph albums, unpicked the knot in the ribbon he had tied around them four years ago, and showed them to his grandmother, fanning them out in front of her face. Torn envelopes with green and red stamps that bore the profile of a dead king. Lined blue paper, tissue-thin airmail forms torn along their creases. Ink faded to brown. Words or phrases or whole sentences blanked out here and there by the censor's black pencil.
What do you think, Flowers? Are these the genuine article? ' Every flick was the same cartoon in black spray paint of a grinning mullah cutting the throat of a sheep marked US ARMY, and they were all framed by the same thicket of interlocked patterns, glittering like rings of shattered black glass, spinning, pulsing in and out, against the white sides of the vans. 'A very loud bell,' Alfie said, reaching inside his bag for his camera. He squared off and focused on an untouched flick, concentrating on the cartoon of mullah and sheep in the centre, its frame pulsing, pulsing with the pulse beating in his temples, in his eyes.
I have everything I need. ' The crisis came when Alfie got a call from the police. His grandmother had been found wandering in her slippers and housecoat in a street two miles from her house, so confused that she didn't even know what year it was, let alone where she lived. After she was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's, there was a family conference. Alfie and Joe, Harry's oldest son, assumed joint power of attorney. The big house in Richmond, which Harry's sons would inherit when Alfie's grandmother died, was rented out; the income from this, together with the interest on the substantial sum she had salted away after she'd sold the house in Cambridge, was more than enough to pay for her place in a residential care home.