John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.
When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone. He’ll need a detachment of other deniable irregulars: his partner, the former Marine sniper, Dox. Ben Treven, a covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. And Larison, a man with a hair trigger and a secret he’ll kill to protect.
From the shadowy backstreets of Tokyo and Vienna, to the deceptive glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and finally to a Washington, D.C. in a permanent state of war, these four lone wolf killers will have to survive presidential hit teams, secret CIA prisons, and a national security state as obsessed with guarding its own secrets as it is with invading the privacy of the populace. But first, they’ll have to survive each other.
The Detachment is what fans of Eisler, “one of the most talented and literary writers in the thriller genre” (Chicago Sun-Times), have been waiting for: the worlds of the award-winning Rain series, and of the best-selling Fault Line and Inside Out, colliding in one explosive thriller as real as today’s headlines and as frightening as tomorrow’s.
©2011 Barry Eisler (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Praise for the author's narration of Inside Out: "Barry Eisler is ...an exception to the rule that writers should not be allowed to publicly declaim their own prose." (The New York Times)
Annoying, inferior performance
To me, the spoken words sound raspy. Presenter may have been too close to the microphone.
Annoying performance, I tried a good headset, but I just gave up. Really disappointed with Audible and a waste of money.
Not figuring out the outcome until the end.
Much better than the last one
Yes, but I only listen in my auto 15 to 30 minutes at a time.
What is most important to me is the story, the characters and the pace. These reviews are rated "Dude".
why ask something like that?
It was a good story. painted a decent picture in my mind. dude was able to create enough tension for me to rewind a few times.
when the gun was tossed. That was a moment. The choices we make.
Life is full of hard choices, some cost more than others.
This is the first exception to my belief that authors who read narrate their own books are letting their egos get in the way of a quality product. Eisler is, in fact, an excellent narrator.
I don't need no stink in' badges
Not until this problem is fixed
Starts at chapter 8
Someone who could start before chapter 8
Don't know anyone before chapter 8
Where the hell are chapters 1 through 7?
I've been an Audible addict since 2001. I like fantasy, intrigue, detective mysteries, love stories (not soft porn), and books with a Christian theme (and yes I know some don't think that fits with my love of fantasy). Since my husband retired I have less time to listen, but I always get through at least 4 books a month! I love to stock up during sales!!!
Since the main character (the one telling the story) is supposed to be Asian I was surprised the author (definitely not Asian) chose to read it - especially without an accent.
I liked the story but it was a bit slow and predictable.
Stumbled on to John Rain by accident.. love the books and this latest one is great. PS.. please bring back Delilah
"why", I say to myself, "do they spend all that time, money and energy writing a book and then produce it in audio format just to DESTROY it by the narrator"? And it was the author himself! You'd think since he wrote the darn thing he'd put extra life into it! UGH! Didn't they LISTEN to it before they tossed it out to the public? What a shame it is. This could've been a great audiobook but truely, after trying very hard to listen, I just couldn't. I had to press stop and shake my head in disgust. I just dont get it.......
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