- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1821 KB
- Print Length: 325 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (15 Sept. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005CDHZS0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 134 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,160 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Detachment (A John Rain Novel Book 7) Kindle Edition
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- Book 7 of 8 in A John Rain Novel (8 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
The locations and characters are brilliantly described as the team moves from one exotic location to another. The writing is great with a perfect blend of story, action and character development. Rain reminds me of one of Eric Van Lustbader's main characters in that they were both of mixed heritage and were unstoppable assassins, unfortunately I can't remember the name (In my defence I did read the Lustbader book about 25 years ago).
One I honestly couldn't put down, long live the Rain, man!
Happy, satisfied customer.
I don't want to give too much away, but Rain (an assassin) becomes embroilled in a plot, which he seemingly can't escape from. He teams up with the other men (the Detachment as they become), two from the CIA (sort of) and his old friend Dox. The question is, once they get themselves into the plot, can they get themselves back out.
Hugely entertaining, with good pace and not only action, but some thoughtful stuff too. The ending seemed a little subdued, as I felt the story could have continued, but no doubt Eisler may have something in store fro Rain off the back of this book.
It's well worth a look, as Eisler has a good writing style, and Rain is a solid character to base the books around. I woould thoroughly recommend the book.
I don't normally put reviews up but as Mr Eisler tweeted me I couldn't not do it :)
I am a big fan of his work but like other fans I have missed Rain in the past few books (which have helped to build up to this point) and have been waiting impatiently since Rain and Dox's names were mentioned at the end of Inside Out. The Detachment takes all of the elements from his books and mixes them up in a cocktail of suspense and violence which keeps you on the edge of your seat. I liked the Treven character from the last 2 books but Larison made a bigger impression and his dark edge is evident throughout this book. The short stories released earlier this year are also name checked, and I can't help but feel that he has set a few other new characters up for future short stories too. Dox, as ever, is a hoot and he also makes a big impression on the story (I loved how he was described in canine terms :)
Back to John Rain: it was great to be back inside his head and to see him evolve so much from the initial loner, to getting a partner, a gf (then loosing her) and then a team. Personally I thought Barry had written him into a corner in the last Rain book (he didn't know if he wanted to kill anymore, or settle down with Delihla) and has taken a few years out to develop other characters and develop a convincing way to bring him back to his life - the shark swims again!
Do read Inside Out, Fault Line and the shorts, The Lost Coast and Paris is a Bitch, they are essential reading.
My only gripe was that, out of the 4 characters, Treven is the most underused which is a bit of a shame but that didn't distract from the story - can't wait for the next book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The style of writing Jarred with me, didn't have the stamina to keep going.Published 11 months ago by ninjapaddidavinci
The brilliant Rain legend just grows and grows. Surprised at how ineffectual Treven was though, having had 2 books devoted to developing his character.Published 11 months ago by Mark
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