For former Marine sniper Dox, a long-range hit in Cambodia was supposed to be just business as usual. But when you find yourself mixed up with rogue intelligence operations, gorgeous bar girls, and the world's worst human-trafficking heart of darkness, business is anything but usual. And making it personal is the most dangerous business of all.
©2012 Barry Eisler (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love the Dox character so this was a nice deviation from the typical book in the Rain series. He can be ruthless when needed, but inside he has a soft heart.
Dox was an excellent character in the John Rain series and this short story shows that he can stand out on his own as a main character.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
A very short and thus inexpensive (don't spend a credit on it..I do mean short!) story of Dox, John Rains buddy and an experience in Cambodia.
Worth the bucks, I enjoy Eislers narration a lot.
Dox is too distracted until the very end. Dox is a very likeable sniper and you know he can shoot just about anyone from any distance so you knew he was going to walk away.
Hmmm. I don't like short stories but would recommend to anyone who has read the earlier John Rain books. It doesn't stand alone.
Dox, of course. He is the bit burly sniper who everyone underestimates and thinks is a southern hick. But, he is smart and all of that is his cover. I love Dox. Apparently all the women do!
Yes. It was too short not to listen to in one sitting.
I appreciate the short story as fillers between the bigger novels but Rain could have made a cameo appearance.
This was my first Eisler book. I enjoyed the characters. His story drew me in quickly and kept me listening. I thought he did a great job with a short story. Enough so that I plan to try another novel by him.
Fascinated by science.
This is the first thing I've read/listen to by Barry Eisler. It won't be the last. Not only does he write a good story he reads it well, too. My only regret is that the story had enough legs to go on further and explore the aftermath of the events described. Thanks, Barry.
The main character is your modern classic hired assassin with a heart of gold. Which assassin can I enjoy if I have first work PC morals but still love womanizing insanely proficient killers? This guy! Plus Barry Eisler is a good reader, has a nice soothing voice. Going to listen to it again. Guess I should get some more of his work.
Thanks, Mr. Barry!
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