The Killer Collective

The Killer Collective

Barry Eisler / Jul 20, 2019

The Killer Collective A fast paced page turning novel of betrayal vengeance and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series When a joint FBI Seattle

  • Title: The Killer Collective
  • Author: Barry Eisler
  • ISBN: The Killer Collective
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    B07DL1Y4GV
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  • Page: 376
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  • A fast paced, page turning novel of betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series.When a joint FBI Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that bar A fast paced, page turning novel of betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series.When a joint FBI Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in killings appearing to be from natural causes Suspecting that the FBI themselves were behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former marine sniper Dox Together, they assemble an ad hoc team to identify and neutralize the threat Rain Rain s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honey trap specialist Delilah black op soldiers Ben Treven and Daniel Larison and their former commander, SpecOps legend Colonel Scott Hort Horton.Moving from Japan to Seattle to DC to Paris, the group fights a series of interlocking conspiracies, each edging closer and closer to the highest levels of the US government.With uncertain loyalties, conflicting agendas, and smoldering romantic entanglements, this group is hardly a team But in a match as uneven as this one, a collective of killers might be just what they need Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 401 pages Published February 1st 2019 by Thomas Mercer More Details Original Title The Killer Collective ASIN B07DL1Y4GV Edition Language English Series John Rain 10, Livia Lone 3, Ben Treven 4 , Characters Livia Lone, Dox, John Rain, Delilah, Ben Treven Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Killer Collective, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I picked this book for Januarys prime first reads can i read this book independent of his earlier books Will i be able to pick it up, or do i have to read the others first 1 likelike 25 days ago See all 5 answers Karen Kashian I truly enjoyed the book just as it was, and likely never would have read Barry Eisler if it wasn t for this book being offered as a Kindle First I truly enjoyed the book just as it was, and likely never would have read Barry Eisler if it wasn t for this book being offered as a Kindle First This genre isn t my norm, but I m excited to read any of the books that came before I picked it up just fine, but it s really up to you less flag do you have to read in order 4 likeslike 29 days ago See all 2 answers M R B Davis This is the first of his I have read I didn t know it was part of a series, but that hasn t impacted on my enjoyment Only half way through, but This is the first of his I have read I didn t know it was part of a series, but that hasn t impacted on my enjoyment Only half way through, but finding it absorbing although the style of writing is a little sharp, then it is set in the USA Thanks for the heads up I shall look out for his earlier books in the series less flag See all 5 questions about The Killer Collective Lists with This Book First Reads January 2019 6 books 1 voter More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 04, 2019 Larry H rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle first The killing business has its own gravitational pull, and if you get too close, or stay too long, you ll never break free Man oh man, Barry Eisler knows how to write thrillers His books featuring retired hitman John Rain, and his newer books featuring troubled sex crimes detective Livia Lone are fantastic, but this one really hits a home run Way to get my heart pounding Livia is leading the Seattle Police Department s involvement with the FBI in a joint investigation of a child pornography The killing business has its own gravitational pull, and if you get too close, or stay too long, you ll never break free Man oh man, Barry Eisler knows how to write thrillers His books featuring retired hitman John Rain, and his newer books featuring troubled sex crimes detective Livia Lone are fantastic, but this one really hits a home run Way to get my heart pounding Livia is leading the Seattle Police Department s involvement with the FBI in a joint investigation of a child pornography ring when she and a consultant discover that there are some pretty influential people caught in this horrible, tangled web But as Livia searches to identify the culprits, the investigation is quickly shut down.Of course, Livia is not one to be easily dissuaded until she finds herself the target of an attempt on her life If it weren t for her police sharpened instincts and her martial arts skills, she probably would have been killed, but instead, you should see the other guys Still, it doesn t take an investigative genius to know that she has stirred up a hornet s nest, and it s one that is going to get infinitely dangerous if she doesn t drop the matter And the likelihood of Livia walking away from children being put in the worst kind of danger is nil.Ironically, the hit on Livia, along with two other people, was originally offered to John Rain, who refused, both on principle he never kills women and because he didn t like the attitude of the person trying to hire him This refusal proves to be a bit dangerous for him and two former colleagues who connected him with the potential customer Suddenly Rain s retirement looks to be a thing of the past, as he tries to figure out what is behind all of the violence.When Livia calls on former Marine sniper and Rain s best friend Dox for help out of her predicament, he turns to Rain It doesn t take long before they ve essentially created a squad of highly trained killers to try and go after the mastermind of the whole circle of violence In addition to Rain, Dox, and Livia, there s Rain s estranged lover and Mossad agent Delilah, lethal black ops soldier Daniel Larison, and their former commander, Colonel Scot Hort Horton No one should want to cross this group but they know all too well someone will, soon enough.The race to kill before being killed, and capture the person behind the hit on Livia and the squelching of the child pornography investigation takes the group across the world, before everything explodes in Paris Lives are at stake, but so are some complex emotions love, anger, fear, loyalty, betrayal, and revenge The Killer Collective meshes together Rain, Livia, and characters from Eisler s previous books so well While there are references to previous books, even I didn t read some of them, and yet I didn t find that a problem at all Not only is there some fantastic action, double crosses, and impressive weaponry, but Eisler doesn t just give you stock characters these are complex characters with layers of emotional baggage and, in some cases, long standing friendships and relationships This makes the book so much richer.The book takes a little time to build up momentum as it sets everything up, but once it doesboom There was just so much to like about this book, the same way I ve felt about every one of Eisler s books I ve read through the years For me, having Rain, Dox, and Delilah together felt like dropping in on old friends, and adding Livia to the mix added to the book s complexity and emotion.Essentially, Eisler has created a literary version of The Expendables that movie series that brought together Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, and other action heroes First Reads and Thomas Mercer provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at flag 93 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 19, 2019 Darinda rated it really liked it John Rain is a hitman offered a job targeting three individuals He turns down the job, but is swept up in the action when one of the targets, Livia Lone, survives the attempted hit Not only is John involved, but so are various others with connections to Rain and Livia.Told using alternating points of view, this novel has a lot of characters and multiple storylines Even though there was a lot going on, it was easy to follow and everything was wrapped up by the end.This book is part of a series John Rain is a hitman offered a job targeting three individuals He turns down the job, but is swept up in the action when one of the targets, Livia Lone, survives the attempted hit Not only is John involved, but so are various others with connections to Rain and Livia.Told using alternating points of view, this novel has a lot of characters and multiple storylines Even though there was a lot going on, it was easy to follow and everything was wrapped up by the end.This book is part of a series Actually, it s part of multiple series by Barry Eisler I didn t realize that when I picked it as my First Reads book this month, but, fortunately, it was easily read as a standalone This is book 10 in the John Rain series, book 3 in the Livia Lone series, and book 4 in the Ben Treven series John Rain is a retired hitman Livia Lone is a sex crimes detective Ben Treven is a black ops soldier I m sure readers of these series get from the book than I did, since they would already be familiar with the backstories of the characters Still, I found it to be a good, fast paced read I may look into the earlier books in these series.This thriller involves multiple government agencies From Seattle PD to the FBI to the Secret Service A fast paced thriller with sex crimes, black ops, and multiple bad guys Intriguing, complex, and exciting This book was my pick for s First Reads in January 2019. flag 15 likesLike see review Nov 26, 2018 The Real Book Spy rated it it was amazing New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler The Night Trade merges his two most popular franchises in his latest action packed thriller This time around, Detective Livia Lone of the Seattle PD sex crimes unit has her eyes set on bringing down an evil child pornography ring Because the ring has gone international, though, it s a federal case, and Lone is forced to partake in a joint investigation between the Seattle police department and the FBI.After making headway on the case, Lone is th New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler The Night Trade merges his two most popular franchises in his latest action packed thriller This time around, Detective Livia Lone of the Seattle PD sex crimes unit has her eyes set on bringing down an evil child pornography ring Because the ring has gone international, though, it s a federal case, and Lone is forced to partake in a joint investigation between the Seattle police department and the FBI.After making headway on the case, Lone is the victim of an assassination attempt, narrowly escaping with her life Things take a turn, however, when she discovers that those behind the attempted hit may be linked to the FBI Searching for help, Lone turns to former Marine sniper Dox, whom she partnered with in The Night Trade, and the duo realizes that someone tried to kill Lone in order to keep her from exposing a bigger conspiracy Worse, the people she s after prove to be nearly unreachable and impossible to get to, though Lone isn t one to give up or shy away from such a challenge.As the story unfolds, it s revealed that retired hitman John Rain The Zero Sum, 2017, etc previously turned down the job to take out Lone, paving the way for their paths to cross Rain, an elite killer who specializes in making it appear as though his targets died of natural causes Continue reading this review here flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Michael Hicks rated it really liked it Shelves bought, mystery thriller crime suspense My review of The Killer Collective can be found at High Fever Books.Ever since Barry Eisler s newest series character Liva Lone appeared on the scene in her eponymous 2016 debut, I was waiting for the day she would cross paths with the author s original creation, John Rain Finally, that day has come, and the two along with their many and various colleagues share page space in The Killer Collective Like Eisler s 2011 novel, The Detatchment, The Killer Collective brings together all of the v My review of The Killer Collective can be found at High Fever Books.Ever since Barry Eisler s newest series character Liva Lone appeared on the scene in her eponymous 2016 debut, I was waiting for the day she would cross paths with the author s original creation, John Rain Finally, that day has come, and the two along with their many and various colleagues share page space in The Killer Collective Like Eisler s 2011 novel, The Detatchment, The Killer Collective brings together all of the various characters he s written about over the years, Avengers style As such, this book wears a lot of hats and its characters have their own already deeply established relationships and web of networks The Killer Collective is the tenth John Rain thriller, the third in Livia Lone s series, and the fourth Ben Treven book Although Eisler gives enough information about each of these characters and their histories to make this an accessible introduction for new readers, long time fans will likely find a lot to appreciate given their built in familiarity with the diverse and storied cast after having come to know all the different faces here over the last couple decades.While investigating a child sex abuse ring Livia uncovers connections to several Secret Service agents, which quickly makes her a target for assassination Needing her death to look natural, John Rain is contacted through a cutout, but he refuses to kill women and children and turns down the job The inquiry, though, is enough to pique his interest and draw him out of retirement in order to find information on who attempted to hire him Soon enough, he s drawn into Livia s orbit thanks to a mutual acquaintance, his friend Dox, who also partnered with Livia in The Night Trade.Given the large cast surrounding Livia and Rain, there isn t a lot of time to develop deep emotional connections between the reader and the characters However, those who have been with Eisler and his creations for the long haul already know these operatives and assassins intimately It s a handy shortcut to rely on, and it allows Eisler to focus hard on the action and keep the book moving at a rapid fire pace.The Killer Collective moves hard and fast as Rain and his reassembled detachment go on the offensive to target those who have put them in the cross hairs, and the action sequences are delightfully large screen in their scope Between helicopter attacks, pinpointing a sniper s den, and becoming embroiled in a massive shootout at a French bar, neither the reader nor the detachment have a lot of room in which to breath and slowing down isn t an option While the book moves along a frenetic pace, Eisler s depiction of action and tactics is as sharp as ever He cleanly portrays violence, letting you see every step of the assault, inside and out The action is high and mighty violent, but also psychologically complex He gets us into the heads of these operators as they stage an execution or prepare a counter offensive assault, understanding the mental and emotional components to their physical actions, how it will make their targets feel instinctively and how those feelings can be further leveraged to achieve their goals The characters are also deeply aware of their comrades subtexts, thanks in part to their long relationships or because of their own inclinations As I said earlier, I d been waiting to see how Livia and Rain would get on, and in fact it s nicely subdued Both recognize elements of themselves in the other and understand the natural boundaries that exist around them They re damaged loners, but also deeply professional and aware of the deep, unspoken currents residing in the other s psyches, even if they don t know each others actual histories very well Ultimately, their relationship is one built upon mutual respect, and I dug that aspect a lot It s hard to say if they ll ever meet again, but as a one off it s a satisfying exploration and the inciting elements that bring them together are nicely, chaotically staged.The Killer Collective is not as deeply emotional as prior books in Eisler s oeuvre, particularly the grueling debut of our latest series heroine in Livia Lone, but it does have plenty of other rewards and than its fair share of thrills And when it comes to staging and exploring violence from the head space of trained killers, nobody does it better than Barry Eisler The Killer Collective is an adrenaline fueled marathon run of action and conspiracy from beginning to end, filled with plenty of combat and movie screen ready violence that s satisfying than ten of Hollywood s biggest summer blockbusters Now when s the next one releasing flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Chuck Kechter rated it it was amazing This may be one of the best books I ve read in the last linear year I devoured the book in a twenty four hour period something I haven t done in the last few years.The Killer Collective brings together a bunch of Eisler s characters John Rain, Livia Lone, Dox, the angel of death Larison, Ben Treven, Colonel Horton, Delilah yay For me having Rain, Dox, and Delilah together felt like seeing old friends, and adding Livia into the mix added to the book s complexity and emotion as we This may be one of the best books I ve read in the last linear year I devoured the book in a twenty four hour period something I haven t done in the last few years.The Killer Collective brings together a bunch of Eisler s characters John Rain, Livia Lone, Dox, the angel of death Larison, Ben Treven, Colonel Horton, Delilah yay For me having Rain, Dox, and Delilah together felt like seeing old friends, and adding Livia into the mix added to the book s complexity and emotion as well as providing the impetus based on real types of crimes for the novel.There are references to several of Eisler s previous novels, but even if you didn t read some of them, it wouldn t be a problem There is great action, impressive gadgetry and weaponry, intrigue, and romance This book reminds me of a literary version of the Expendables, but deeper and with heart While I could go on about the specifics of the book, I won t I wouldn t want to spoil anything for anyone I will say that I would recommend this to pretty much anyone I know flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2019 James rated it liked it Not the worst book Eisler has written, but overall it s disappointing.Eisler wrote some very good paragraphs, some showing keen insight into the human condition Ultimately, though, the book is tedious and simply goes on too long Eisler, like many writers in the genre, goes to great lengths to establish credibility, such as providing detailed information on weapons and locations, but he fails to address, much less correct, fundamental issues such as the nature of his characters work and their Not the worst book Eisler has written, but overall it s disappointing.Eisler wrote some very good paragraphs, some showing keen insight into the human condition Ultimately, though, the book is tedious and simply goes on too long Eisler, like many writers in the genre, goes to great lengths to establish credibility, such as providing detailed information on weapons and locations, but he fails to address, much less correct, fundamental issues such as the nature of his characters work and their value as human beings For example, Livia Lone is a Seattle police officer, albeit a murderous avenging angel Why is she associating with hired killers and mercenaries flag 3 likesLike see review Paul Baggaley I think Eisler has done this gradually throughout his novels, especially in the case of Livia Lone and John Rain If you read the previous Livia Lone I think Eisler has done this gradually throughout his novels, especially in the case of Livia Lone and John Rain If you read the previous Livia Lone novels you will find a quite comprehensive exposition of her psyche and motivations the sort of person she is and what led her to this point She s a fantastically complex character Jan 28, 2019 06 40PM Jan 26, 2019 Kevin Dowson rated it really liked it This was an First Reads pick, and I came into it cold, not having read any of the author s previous works As such, I was confronted with a large ensemble cast about whom I had no back story or history, but despite this the book was easy to get into in its own right I didn t feel like I was missing pieces, or not in on the joke , and thoroughly enjoyed the pace, the action and the characters It has, though, certainly made me want to backtrack and fill in the history.Like Michael Connel This was an First Reads pick, and I came into it cold, not having read any of the author s previous works As such, I was confronted with a large ensemble cast about whom I had no back story or history, but despite this the book was easy to get into in its own right I didn t feel like I was missing pieces, or not in on the joke , and thoroughly enjoyed the pace, the action and the characters It has, though, certainly made me want to backtrack and fill in the history.Like Michael Connelly, it seems Eisler has woven a universe for his intriguing and powerful characters to inhabit and, in some cases, interact It seems this is not the first collaboration between some of them, but possibly the first where the full suite of protagonists come together at once Each chapter is written from the perspective of one or other of the characters in the book 6 or 7 different voices, as far as I can recall , the only slightly unsettling aspect to this is that one of the characters is voiced in first person whilst the rest of the book is third person That took a little adjusting each time it moved into a Rain chapter, but not a big complaint.The action comes thick and fast from almost the very beginning of the book putting aside the scene setting prologue which leaves a lot of unanswered questions that stay that way until close to the end , and there is a lot of it, but the action scenes never get repetitive or samey This assures me that the author s previous works will be well worth visiting with the promise that they will not be repetitive or dull.The characters all of them in one way or another are powerful and interesting, it truly is an ensemble cast with a widely varied group, and the uneasy dynamic between them makes for a great level of drama and suspense beyond that provided by the actual plot The plot itself unravels rapidly as the book goes on, but never runs out of steam, and doesn t fall into the common trap of exhausting itself before the climax The good guys are suitably dark and morally questionable, and the bad guys are truly despicable The global settings are well researched and used to great effect Overall a great read which I went through at a fast pace in my usual half hour bite sized reading opportunities because it kept me gripped throughout Highly recommended, and I will definitely be going after Eisler s back catalogue flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Roberta rated it really liked it review of another edition I started out reading thrillers years ago through a book club where our first pick was THE GOLD COAST by Nelson Demille I have continued enjoyed to enjoy the genre on a regular basis thanks to excellent writers and Megan Beatie of MB Communications who sends excellent novels for me to review Author Barry Eisler has written many thriller series, but THE KILLER COLLECTIVE is a standalone book It does have protagonists John Rain, Livia Lone and Ben Treven from earlier series Livia Lone works fo I started out reading thrillers years ago through a book club where our first pick was THE GOLD COAST by Nelson Demille I have continued enjoyed to enjoy the genre on a regular basis thanks to excellent writers and Megan Beatie of MB Communications who sends excellent novels for me to review Author Barry Eisler has written many thriller series, but THE KILLER COLLECTIVE is a standalone book It does have protagonists John Rain, Livia Lone and Ben Treven from earlier series Livia Lone works for the Seattle Police and is involved with the FBI in investigating a child pornography ring She is suddenly told it is being shut down Livia is almost killed in a hit that has been offered to John Rain, who is retired, but has excelled in the field of killings that looked like normal accidental deaths.Livia gets in touch with Dox who is a former Marine sniper They assemble a group of killers who try to get to the bottom of the ring which may involve the FBI and other government agencies Although most thrillers are action driven, there is plenty of character development in THE KILLER COLLECTIVE and even some touches of humor and romance The changes in locales are engaging and the end location of Paris is particularly charming and fun.Each chapter is plainly marked with a character s name and the third person point of view which helps to propel the narrative My only criticism of this wonderful novel is I did have a trouble keeping all the people straight for a while since the author uses last names, first names and nicknames By mid way through I had everyone in place in my mind.Barry Eisler writes a truly authentic tales since he spent three years in covert operations He is also well versed in international law since he has worked with a law firm with that specialty.Entertainment Weekly magazine has already picked THE KILLER COLLECTIVE as a must read thriller and lucky Kindle First readers have the novel as a January choice I highly recommend it as thriller that will provide with exciting entertainment flag 2 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 03, 2019 Matt rated it it was amazing This was a pretty ambitious project for author Barry Eisler since he weaved together most of the characters in his previous books into a seamless story line I liked the Detachment which required him to do the same thing, but I thought he did it here much better, and with characters to boot.Eisler sets the scene well from the very beginning by introducing one of the main villains from the first act He quickly introduces him without making him cartoonish He quickly establishes all of his p This was a pretty ambitious project for author Barry Eisler since he weaved together most of the characters in his previous books into a seamless story line I liked the Detachment which required him to do the same thing, but I thought he did it here much better, and with characters to boot.Eisler sets the scene well from the very beginning by introducing one of the main villains from the first act He quickly introduces him without making him cartoonish He quickly establishes all of his previous characters in the book without letting any of them monopolize the entire book A lot of his characters have grown since he last wrote about them and he establishes this too in a very economical way.There is also a lot of practical information in this book I would highly recommend the bibliography I was definitely happy that this was in s First Reads selection Not that I won t be getting the physical book the second it comes out flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Christopher Everest rated it it was amazing I am loving this no spoilers but You know how irritating it is when a writer creates a memorable character, then a series, and you love every book Then he stops and writes another series and you love that, and then he stops and writes another series You get annoyed because you have to wait for a bit longer each time Sorry Barry not really complaining AND THEN.He does this brilliant thing and puts them all in the same book Much appreciated Mr Eisler now to persuade the Robert I am loving this no spoilers but You know how irritating it is when a writer creates a memorable character, then a series, and you love every book Then he stops and writes another series and you love that, and then he stops and writes another series You get annoyed because you have to wait for a bit longer each time Sorry Barry not really complaining AND THEN.He does this brilliant thing and puts them all in the same book Much appreciated Mr Eisler now to persuade the Robert B Parker estate and Reed Farrel Coleman to put Spenser, Hawk, Vinnie, Jesse Stone and Sonny Randall in the same book properly best of all make it a 500 pager you guys flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 21, 2019 David C Ward rated it liked it Not bad, but there is still just a bit too much casual killing in these series maybe get a little surgical in the next one This one is the tried and true get the gang together plot device after Lone discovers something nefarious with Nat Sec dimensions while investigating a pedophile ring For all the killing there is also a bit too much Serious Talk on the relationship side There s a nice comic description of mansplaining in action though and some other good bits such as Delilah trapp Not bad, but there is still just a bit too much casual killing in these series maybe get a little surgical in the next one This one is the tried and true get the gang together plot device after Lone discovers something nefarious with Nat Sec dimensions while investigating a pedophile ring For all the killing there is also a bit too much Serious Talk on the relationship side There s a nice comic description of mansplaining in action though and some other good bits such as Delilah trapping the bad guy by his egoism There s also a good Schr dinger s cat allusion gets the theory right for a change More of that.And as I ve said about 2000 times, if the bad guys would react with some subtlety, instead of just starting to kill people blowing up an airliner they probably would get away with it The Deep State didn t get where it is today by being stupid flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Ramona rated it really liked it Gut wrenching Livia is trying to stop a child pornography ring She has some personal connections that drive her passion for bringing these monsters to justice She s also working a serial rapist case One of these cases put out a hit on her Soon after, she reaches out to a special friend she worked with in the past Carl jumps at the chance to see her again, and plans to help keep her safe Action and hair raising danger keep this book moving flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 21, 2019 John Fedele rated it really liked it This book was a free Kindle download this month so I didn t have any expectations going Turns out I couldn t put this thriller down and am glad I had the day off to enjoy it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Carol Schaal rated it it was ok This thriller is a quick, easy page turner I haven t read any of Eisler s other books, and that was my problem with this one I felt as though I was dropped in the middle of the story Apparently the characters appear in other series written by Eisler.The author is a good writer and knows how to create suspense, but if you want a stand alone, I would not recommend this flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Pat rated it it was amazing Excellent Rarely do I give five star reviews The majority of my reading is purely my form of escape and I read virtually every day to relax and escape I find so much repetition and narrowly focused plots in much of the published books today, and while entertaining, they lack in reality or creativity or are just another story about terrorists or some superman who kills everything.This book was creative and centered on theme not well used in today s typical action novels The characters are quit Excellent Rarely do I give five star reviews The majority of my reading is purely my form of escape and I read virtually every day to relax and escape I find so much repetition and narrowly focused plots in much of the published books today, and while entertaining, they lack in reality or creativity or are just another story about terrorists or some superman who kills everything.This book was creative and centered on theme not well used in today s typical action novels The characters are quite diverse and the multi faceted dramas interwoven throughout are interesting and add reality to the cast and plot The use of sophisticated language was delightful had me using the dictionary several times as it was not so burdensome that I felt like I was reading a technical manuel, but enough to entice me to expand my knowledge which is a plus, considering reading fiction entirely for pleasure.So, Mr Eisler,I shall be looking for of your work Thank you for an exceptional reading experienceand a bit of learning too flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Suzy Baba rated it really liked it Definitely a page turner with lots of full on action When you have a bunch of Alpha military men and women, what else did we expect flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Richard rated it it was amazing A great thriller that I liked for other reasons It is a terrific thriller, fast paced, never boring, with a plot that, though complicated, never caused me to feel lost It was obviously well researched, and never did I get that feeling I get with some books, of, oh, please doubts.One reason I liked it so much is that the characters were well developed, three dimensional, with characteristics to both admire and not admire so much In other words, they felt real.Another reason is the author s w A great thriller that I liked for other reasons It is a terrific thriller, fast paced, never boring, with a plot that, though complicated, never caused me to feel lost It was obviously well researched, and never did I get that feeling I get with some books, of, oh, please doubts.One reason I liked it so much is that the characters were well developed, three dimensional, with characteristics to both admire and not admire so much In other words, they felt real.Another reason is the author s writing style His prose is entertaining, and moving I loved the way he created tension between Rain and Delilah, and then brought them together slowly in a thoroughly genuine and satisfying way.Lastly, the sex and violence, and vulgar language, wasn t celebrated it was used as needed, when and where it made sense.I highly recommend this book, one of the very few I ve read that I have thoroughly enjoyed with no complaints, only compliments flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Kim Beardsley rated it it was amazing Wow I could not put this book down I was hooked from the first page and could not put the book down.Each character is described with just enough information for the reader to connect with that character and understand their thought process.Just enough details were given though out the book that allows the reader to develop a picture in their mind without over doing it.Lots of action, companionship, and even lost love.Ties up all lose ends at end of book.Really good book and look forward to readi Wow I could not put this book down I was hooked from the first page and could not put the book down.Each character is described with just enough information for the reader to connect with that character and understand their thought process.Just enough details were given though out the book that allows the reader to develop a picture in their mind without over doing it.Lots of action, companionship, and even lost love.Ties up all lose ends at end of book.Really good book and look forward to reading from this author.Highly recommend if you like fast paced page turners flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 17, 2018 deep marked it as to read review of another edition PW Starred In this crackling good thriller from bestseller Eisler The Night Trade , Seattle PD sex crimes detective Livia Lone, assassin John Rain, and former Marine sniper Dox form a testy alliance to combat a vile conspiracy involving corrupt and toxic government agencies When Livia survives an assassination attempt while investigating an international child pornography ring, she learns that those behind the hit may work for the FBI Livia recruits Dox, her partner from The Night Trade, to PW Starred In this crackling good thriller from bestseller Eisler The Night Trade , Seattle PD sex crimes detective Livia Lone, assassin John Rain, and former Marine sniper Dox form a testy alliance to combat a vile conspiracy involving corrupt and toxic government agencies When Livia survives an assassination attempt while investigating an international child pornography ring, she learns that those behind the hit may work for the FBI Livia recruits Dox, her partner from The Night Trade, to aid and abet her Meanwhile, Rain who originally was offered the hit on Livia must come out of retirement to assemble a world class team of black ops all stars to battle a parallel threat Persuasive action sequences lead to the merging of the two forces midway through the story The feisty interplay among these killer elites is as irresistible as if one combined the Justice League with the Avengers, swapping out the superhero uniforms for cutting edge weaponry and scintillating spycraft By the satisfying conclusion, the world has been scrubbed a bit cleaner of perfidy This is delightfully brutal fun Agent Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary Agency Feb flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Rob Erman rated it it was amazing Eisler knocks it out of the parkI ve been an avid fan of Barry Eisler s work for a long time When I heard he was working on another team up book in the vein of his previous The Detachment that included Livia Lone, plus a couple of other characters not in the previous book, I was excited and knew that my expectations were going to be high I m happy to say he blew way past what I had hoped for This may be the best novel he s written and after the last two Livia and Rain prequel books that s Eisler knocks it out of the parkI ve been an avid fan of Barry Eisler s work for a long time When I heard he was working on another team up book in the vein of his previous The Detachment that included Livia Lone, plus a couple of other characters not in the previous book, I was excited and knew that my expectations were going to be high I m happy to say he blew way past what I had hoped for This may be the best novel he s written and after the last two Livia and Rain prequel books that s an exceedingly high bar The characters are all written well and stay faithful to their existing identities, but they also feel fleshed out this time I may be wrong, but it seems like since The God s Eye View , Eisler has expanded on the internal reflections and dialogues if his characters Being inside John Rain s mind is a treat He is, by now, an old friend of sorts And his internal growth and burgeoning wisdom and maturity are great to see from first person Livia is as multi layered and complex as ever, and I m happy to see her learn and open up and heal some, or at least be coming to terms with who she is I m still waiting for the friendly grappling match with Rain, Mr Eisler Dox is the class clown who has become counselor and dispenser of philosophical insights with his typical rakish charm and humor Larrison in this outing is the most human, yet lethal, I ve seen him he perhaps grew on me than any of the other characters this time around I was very happy to see Delilah show up and add her skillset to the team I m not 100% on board with Ben Treven s contribution, but it was satisfying nonetheless I knew the plot would involve sex trafficking of some sort with Livia being one of the main characters and boy did it, the revelation of hurt core subculture was disturbing All the so because of it s reality outside the pages of the book As an aside, I m pretty confident I had of an emotional reaction to this part of the plot than the plots of the two previous Livia books In fact, overall, I found myself emotionally invested in this book, and the interplay between the characters, than previous books I think Barry Eisler is a great writer, and I really think he shines better than ever here On to the mostly spoiler free plot the team comes together over a large portion of the book in an organic and well paced way As the story builds they work with, against, and tangential to various agencies, both inside and outside the law, to uncover a plot that reaches to some of the highest levels of power all the while engaging shadowy international private contractors The main story and personal plotlines all wrapped up very well I initially thought it ended a bit fast, but upon reflection, it ended exactly how it would have in the real world after the protagonists completed their goals There were some great references to real world events like Snowden , a few inside jokes for those with the eyes to see it, some foreshadowing of what I assume is the next Rain prequel, and a little political commentary In fact, if I had any criticism and to be clear, criticism is too harsh a term, quibble would be accurate it would be that there were several stabs at the media and political over infatuation with the narrative of Russia as bogeyman in the 2016 election and beyond I get the reasons for this and it s a common critique from segments of the blogosphere that I read It s even most definitely accurate criticism to some unknown extent enough so I chuckled at some of the references and one character s obsession But they felt oddly placed and stuck out to me as unnecessary for the story And perhaps somewhat dismissive after what s been revealed by the Mueller investigation and researchers like Renee DiResta about the Internet Research Agency, and it s multi front assault on social media since 2014 15 Again, less a criticism and like something I d love to discuss with the author to explore data points Anyway, the research was meticulous, as always The notes at the end provide a trove of avenues to go down for those who want further education on real world inspirations for parts of the book, safety, tactical considerations, etc All that to say I cannot recommend this book enough, though I would recommend all the previous books first so you don t have to play catch up flag Like see review Jan 30, 2019 Heather rated it really liked it Editorial Note I was given a copy of Barry Eisler s The Killer Collective in return for a review Full review can be found here Killer Collective by Barry Eisler is a fast paced thriller full of political intrigue and nonstop action 3 1 2 stars Barry Eisler is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers His series features characters such as sex crime detective Lisa Lone, freelance assassin John Rain and black ops solider Ben Treven Th Editorial Note I was given a copy of Barry Eisler s The Killer Collective in return for a review Full review can be found here Killer Collective by Barry Eisler is a fast paced thriller full of political intrigue and nonstop action 3 1 2 stars Barry Eisler is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers His series features characters such as sex crime detective Lisa Lone, freelance assassin John Rain and black ops solider Ben Treven These characters have come together in The Killer Collective This is the first novel I ve read from him and he provides plenty of context about each of the characters.The story follows Seattle sex crimes detective Livia Lone as she investigates an international child pornography ring When it gets too close to certain powerful people, she becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in natural causes Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat The group includes Rain his estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah black ops soldiers Ben Treven and Daniel Larison, along with their former commander, SpecOps legend Colonel Scot Hort Horton.The idea behind airport thrillers is to provide long stories with plenty of adventure and action Think about reading on the plane for a second It s one of the most noisy places to read So there s an urgency to these kinds of reads fast paced is the key.This is the first airport thriller I ve read and what s funny is that I actually did read this on a recent flight and it definitely kept my interest the entire time It s a globe trotting adventure taking the reader to Japan to Seattle to DC to Paris It reminded me in some ways of those recent Mission Impossible movies with the nonstop action.Still, though, this one very much focuses on pressing social and political issues, including child sex trafficking and other crimes against humanity The crimes conducted in this read are truly heinous and hard to read at times It makes you really root for the anti heroic protagonists trying to take the criminals down.One drawback as I read it was keeping track of so many characters But then again, perhaps if I ve read his other work, it wouldn t have been an issue For those who enjoy books about spies, political intrigue with plenty of stamped passports, this is a good pick for you flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Jessica Higgins rated it really liked it A deep thriller with ties that span the globe and a group willing to do anything to stop a horrible group of people before are hurt.After Seattle Police officer Livia Lone finds evidence of a child pornography ring involving high officials in the government, she becomes a target Livia and her boss believe the FBI is behind the attack and reach out to a former marine Dox They quickly assemble a group to keep them safe and take down the threat One of the main members of the group is John R A deep thriller with ties that span the globe and a group willing to do anything to stop a horrible group of people before are hurt.After Seattle Police officer Livia Lone finds evidence of a child pornography ring involving high officials in the government, she becomes a target Livia and her boss believe the FBI is behind the attack and reach out to a former marine Dox They quickly assemble a group to keep them safe and take down the threat One of the main members of the group is John Rain, a retired specialist initially contacted to neutralize Livia Also in the group are black ops soldiers Ben Treven, Daniel Larison and Colonel Scot Horton Going across the country, the group fights to keep others safe and bring down the threat, even if it is at the highest levels of the government Let me start this by saying it was a good read The story matter was intense, and the characters were very well driven in their pursuit of stopping the villains to save the children being hurt That being said, one thing about this book is there is A LOT going on Not only in the number of characters to keep up with but also with the number of places they go and all that they must do to bring about some justice I found it hard at times to keep up with who all was on what team and what exactly their role was Aside from keeping up with that, the story was great I enjoyed the way Livia s background played into her passion for what she was doing and the fact that anyone helping her didn t hesitate once they knew her mission and what she was fighting for I found the relationships throughout very believable These are characters that are thrown into difficult and stressful situations and have to have someone to rely on and have their back One of the absolute best aspects of the book were the action scenes, especially towards the beginning with Livia and her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo moves she used in self defense Those scenes played out extremely well and I enjoyed reading them and felt as if I was there in the moment I love when a scene plays out that way and really puts me in the room with the characters I recommend this to readers that enjoy a good thriller with a heart at the center of the story and a lot of good versus evil Readers need to be aware of some very harsh language throughout, so I wouldn t recommend for a younger audienceI received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher The views and opinions expressed within are my own flag Like see review Feb 02, 2019 Denise rated it it was amazing Shelves own, read 2019 A joint FBI Seattle PD investigation into a child pornography ring uncovers evidence that implicates powerful people and lands Seattle PD Detective Livia Lone in their crosshairs Narrowly escaping a hit team sent after her, she reaches out to Dox for help, who in turn contacts his old friend John Rain It turns out that the hit on Livia had previously been offered to Rain and after he turned it down and inquired into the identity and intentions of his would be employer, he too just narrowly e A joint FBI Seattle PD investigation into a child pornography ring uncovers evidence that implicates powerful people and lands Seattle PD Detective Livia Lone in their crosshairs Narrowly escaping a hit team sent after her, she reaches out to Dox for help, who in turn contacts his old friend John Rain It turns out that the hit on Livia had previously been offered to Rain and after he turned it down and inquired into the identity and intentions of his would be employer, he too just narrowly escaped a bunch of big guns wanting him dead Teaming up with a formidable assembly including Rain, his estranged lover Delilah, former black ops soldiers Daniel Larison and Ben Treven as well as their erstwhile commander and then adversary Scott Horton, Livia and Dox take the fight to the enemy.Easily one of my most highly anticipated books for this year, Barry Eisler s latest thriller gets the band from The Detachment back together and throws kickass cop Livia Lone into the mix for one hell of an explosive edge of your seat pageturner that was everything I d hoped for and I admittedly wasn t overly thrilled to have Delilah back I m still not a fan, and having her and Livia in a room together just brought home how much I dislike Delilah in contrast to Livia, who is just made of awesomeness Really loved seeing Livia and Dox s tentative romance continue, though I was very much hoping to get to see Rain and Larison back in action together and was not the least bit disappointed Let s do it again some time, pretty please Also, the two of them having a very awkward conversation about their respective love lives was easily one of my favourite scenes in this book view spoiler I can t say I m overly bothered by Ben Treven s demise, or the fact that he only played a fairly minor role in this one another character I never much cared for hide spoiler flag Like see review Jan 30, 2019 Susan rated it really liked it Shelves kindle free, suspense thriller I really liked this book It was a First Reads deal through , an author and series I d never previously read or known I chose it as much because of all the positive reviews as anything else, though the fact that it wasn t the first in the series appealed to me Also appealing was that the blurb indicated a lot of different characters with different relationships and trust levels would be coming together in this book, sort of like a book version of The Avengers I usually like books that f I really liked this book It was a First Reads deal through , an author and series I d never previously read or known I chose it as much because of all the positive reviews as anything else, though the fact that it wasn t the first in the series appealed to me Also appealing was that the blurb indicated a lot of different characters with different relationships and trust levels would be coming together in this book, sort of like a book version of The Avengers I usually like books that feature interactions between and among small groups of people and this proved no exception A nice blend of plot, action, and character and relationship growth and development While some characters may not have been terribly complex, there was a sense that they might be prominently featured in other books in the series, and at least the women were believable, which sometimes does not happen with male writers in this genre.Actually, I found this novel refreshing in other ways related to believabilityin shootouts not every shot fired was a hit Many were misses At the end was what amounted to a bibliography of resources from which the author got his plot ideas and technology I was impressed I think most good fiction writers do a lot of research Many times the Acknowledgments section speaks to this But I really appreciated actual links to the written sources And I liked the notes at the end format of saying, hey, this could really happen better than another author I read who spent pages describing the hero s supposedly split second thought process, blah, blah, which took me out of the story altogether.I will look for other books by this author flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 John Simmons rated it it was amazing Eisler has written another page turner, and like The detachment , there is something satisfying about being all of the past characters together satifying than when gobs of Marvel characters are in the same movie by far MINOR SPOILER ALERT.As usual, Eisler s realistic view of black ops and technology makes the book better than most other spy stories He is up there with LaCarr at least.I have previously complained on the old forum, and even to Barry in person, that his attentio To deta Eisler has written another page turner, and like The detachment , there is something satisfying about being all of the past characters together satifying than when gobs of Marvel characters are in the same movie by far MINOR SPOILER ALERT.As usual, Eisler s realistic view of black ops and technology makes the book better than most other spy stories He is up there with LaCarr at least.I have previously complained on the old forum, and even to Barry in person, that his attentio To detail was lacking for motorcycles He appeared to correct this oversight in one of the retro rain stories but he still has poor Dox riding a tiny Honda Rebel I told him that it is likely that Dox would ride a dual purpose rice rocket, because it would blend better on local streets, have an easier time on rice paddy roads, and most importantly, it would provide the ability to buy out on any terrain with plenty of power.Here s the kicker in this novel he is dismissive of a Piaggio MP3, saying that he would prefer a real motorcycle But the MP3 has twice the displacement power of the tiny rebel Barry please If you are an Eisler fan of any kind, this one must not be missed flag Like see review Jan 25, 2019 Janet rated it liked it Shelves kindle, mystery, owned rating 3.25When a joint FBI Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to Secret Service and other powerful people, sex crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in killings appearing to be from natural causes Suspecting that the FBI themselves were behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former marine sniper Dox Together, they assemble an ad hoc team rating 3.25When a joint FBI Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to Secret Service and other powerful people, sex crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in killings appearing to be from natural causes Suspecting that the FBI themselves were behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former marine sniper Dox Together, they assemble an ad hoc team to identify and neutralize the threat Rain Rain s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honey trap specialist Delilah black op soldiers Ben Treven and Daniel Larison and their former commander, SpecOps legend Colonel Scott Hort Horton.This book is a part of a series about this group of assassins I think it would be better to start with book 1 so that you could develop the characters from prior activities The book make mention of some of their prior activities but much was left to your imagination Child pornography with hurt torture is a terrible thing and getting rid of the perpetrators necessary A sideline plot not resolved flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 Sabrina Grace rated it liked it An investigation of an international child porn ring has deadly consequenceswhen it threatens to expose the rich and powerful Seattle detective and sex crime avenger Livia Lone is in the cross hairs But the bad guys make a crucial mistake when they try to terminate an elite group of killers The mercenaries join Lone in a battle that will cross the globe I liked this book overall It is okay as a standalone but reading the prior novels and learning the back stories adds richness to the story An investigation of an international child porn ring has deadly consequenceswhen it threatens to expose the rich and powerful Seattle detective and sex crime avenger Livia Lone is in the cross hairs But the bad guys make a crucial mistake when they try to terminate an elite group of killers The mercenaries join Lone in a battle that will cross the globe I liked this book overall It is okay as a standalone but reading the prior novels and learning the back stories adds richness to the story Alternating narration but multiple characters makes it feel choppy There are too many characters and refering to them by both their nick and given names is confusing The romantic interests were clumsy and felt juvenile, especially considering that these are highly trained, soohisticated mercenaries The ending was flat and a tad disappointing I did like the inclusion of the footnotes and links for research for those interested in toopics presented in the book It was a fast, kfun, if somewhat flawed read flag Like see review Jan 30, 2019 Nicholas Lefevre rated it really liked it First, the only reason this is not a 5 star rating is that I don t give 5 star ratings to thrillers As a thriller, this is a good as they come.I ve read all of Eisler s novels and love all of his characters This one brings all of them together in one place while still managing to do justice to each individual, both the primary characters and the secondary.A confession I can be a sucker for scale all the way up to global or galactic Armageddon Most Eisner novels are relatively intimately scal First, the only reason this is not a 5 star rating is that I don t give 5 star ratings to thrillers As a thriller, this is a good as they come.I ve read all of Eisler s novels and love all of his characters This one brings all of them together in one place while still managing to do justice to each individual, both the primary characters and the secondary.A confession I can be a sucker for scale all the way up to global or galactic Armageddon Most Eisner novels are relatively intimately scaled Here the stakes and forces are writ large, but not so large as to diminish the characters or plausibility.The story ranges from Japan to Seattle to the Virginia countryside to Paris As a lover of Paris that part of the novel is the most satisfying as that city comes to life.A word of caution You will not get the full enjoyment without reading at least some other Eisler novels You should read at least i one early John Rain, ii The Detachment, and iii Livia Lone 1 All of the others will increase your enjoyment but those are foundational.Enjoy flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Paul Baggaley rated it really liked it I ve been on the Barry Eisler bandwagon for a couple of years now love his writing and characters Like his other novels this is a fast paced thriller that just begs you to read just one chapter as such I devoured it in a couple of days I enjoyed the nexus of Eisler s different series with Rain, Livia, Dox, Delilah, Treven and a bundle of supporting characters coming together at last although one of these only gets minimal screen time My only complaint is it felt a little short I ve been on the Barry Eisler bandwagon for a couple of years now love his writing and characters Like his other novels this is a fast paced thriller that just begs you to read just one chapter as such I devoured it in a couple of days I enjoyed the nexus of Eisler s different series with Rain, Livia, Dox, Delilah, Treven and a bundle of supporting characters coming together at last although one of these only gets minimal screen time My only complaint is it felt a little short always hard to judge a book s length when reading on Kindle , although that may be because I read it so fast I do feel like there was potential for the book to move onwards to a further act instead of wrapping up the way it did, which all felt a little neat at the end There was yet another villain to be tackled but everyone just packed up and went home Regardless, still a most entertaining story and I look forward to in the future flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Joel rated it really liked it This was a let s get the gang back together book and it was well done All the primary characters of the Eisler books that rotate around the main one, John Rain, were involved Eisler does a good job with giving each one ample time to exhibit his her personalities that we ve come to appreciate He also delivers a portion of action that is expected in this series Its well done and for those of us who have grown to really appreciate each of the characters and Eisler s ability to draw out the st This was a let s get the gang back together book and it was well done All the primary characters of the Eisler books that rotate around the main one, John Rain, were involved Eisler does a good job with giving each one ample time to exhibit his her personalities that we ve come to appreciate He also delivers a portion of action that is expected in this series Its well done and for those of us who have grown to really appreciate each of the characters and Eisler s ability to draw out the strengths and unique attributes of each, in a way that allows the reader to enjoy re engaging in each new bookit is like returning to a favorite viewing spot However, with so many characters vying for space, it is slightly frustrating not to get of John Rain and his obsessive traits.Eisler is one of my favorites, and this book is a good reminder of why flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Please add update edition details 3 14 Jan 31, 2019 06 27AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Barry Eisler 1,757 followers Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way Eisler s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way Eisler s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous Best Of lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he s not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law from the author s websiteSeries John Rain Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way Eisler s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way Eisler s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous Best Of lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he s not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law from the author s websiteSeries John Rain


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    1. The killing business has its own gravitational pull, and if you get too close, or stay too long, you ll never break free Man oh man, Barry Eisler knows how to write thrillers His books featuring retired hitman John Rain, and his newer books featuring troubled sex crimes detective Livia Lone are fantastic, but this one really hits a home run Way to get my heart pounding Livia is leading the Seattle Police Department s involvement with the FBI in a joint investigation of a child pornography


    2. John Rain is a hitman offered a job targeting three individuals He turns down the job, but is swept up in the action when one of the targets, Livia Lone, survives the attempted hit Not only is John involved, but so are various others with connections to Rain and Livia.Told using alternating points of view, this novel has a lot of characters and multiple storylines Even though there was a lot going on, it was easy to follow and everything was wrapped up by the end.This book is part of a series Jo [...]


    3. New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler The Night Trade merges his two most popular franchises in his latest action packed thriller This time around, Detective Livia Lone of the Seattle PD sex crimes unit has her eyes set on bringing down an evil child pornography ring Because the ring has gone international, though, it s a federal case, and Lone is forced to partake in a joint investigation between the Seattle police department and the FBI.After making headway on the case, Lone is th New [...]


    4. My review of The Killer Collective can be found at High Fever Books.Ever since Barry Eisler s newest series character Liva Lone appeared on the scene in her eponymous 2016 debut, I was waiting for the day she would cross paths with the author s original creation, John Rain Finally, that day has come, and the two along with their many and various colleagues share page space in The Killer Collective Like Eisler s 2011 novel, The Detatchment, The Killer Collective brings together all of the [...]


    5. This may be one of the best books I ve read in the last linear year I devoured the book in a twenty four hour period something I haven t done in the last few years.The Killer Collective brings together a bunch of Eisler s characters John Rain, Livia Lone, Dox, the angel of death Larison, Ben Treven, Colonel Horton, Delilah yay For me having Rain, Dox, and Delilah together felt like seeing old friends, and adding Livia into the mix added to the book s complexity and emotion as we This may be one [...]


    6. Not the worst book Eisler has written, but overall it s disappointing.Eisler wrote some very good paragraphs, some showing keen insight into the human condition Ultimately, though, the book is tedious and simply goes on too long Eisler, like many writers in the genre, goes to great lengths to establish credibility, such as providing detailed information on weapons and locations, but he fails to address, much less correct, fundamental issues such as the nature of his characters work and their Not [...]


    7. This was an First Reads pick, and I came into it cold, not having read any of the author s previous works As such, I was confronted with a large ensemble cast about whom I had no back story or history, but despite this the book was easy to get into in its own right I didn t feel like I was missing pieces, or not in on the joke , and thoroughly enjoyed the pace, the action and the characters It has, though, certainly made me want to backtrack and fill in the history.Like Michael Connel This was [...]


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