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Barry Eisler

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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 "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 website

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* John Rain

Been a busy month promoting God's Eye. In case you missed these:

I did this"Five Questions on Publishing"interview withauthor Chris Janeat Jane Friedman's blog.We cover a lot of ground; here's just a sample:


By the way, another bit of establishment publishing propaganda is the notion that the publisher is losing money until the author earns out. This bit of bullshit is intended to make authors fe...
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Average rating: 4.05 · 47,022 ratings · 2,900 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
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It just doesn't seem right not include my own stories on my bookshelf. And even though I can't claim to be objective, I love 'em all... most recently, Delilah's latest outing, London Twist. Hope you enjoy it, too.

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“If you focus on the risks, they'll multiply in your mind and eventually paralyze you. You want to focus on the task, instead, on doing what needs to be done.”
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“I wandered the earth a mercenary, daring the gods to kill me but surviving because part of me was already dead.”
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“...savoring the sense of loneliness and freedom that comes only from solitary sojourns in strange lands...”
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message 1: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon


Caleb Pirtle Barry: We have launched a new book marketing Website at www.venturegalleries.com and would love for you to write a guest blog on the site. This week, we are publishing our first guest blog from Melissa Foster. Please check out the site, and if can write one for us, please let me know at cjp3@suddenlink.net. Thank you for your consideration.


message 3: by Ken

Ken Cady Happy birthday.


message 4: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Barry

Nice to catch up with you here. The Michael Hastings book sounds very interesting. I'll have to seek that one out. How's life treating you?


Melanie (aka Serial Reader) Hi Barry, Thank you for friending me on Goodreads. Well, I know that's not really a word, but I do appreciate the premise behind it. I've read your first John Rain novel so, since I liked it, I've got the second and third on hold at my local library. Can't wait!


message 6: by Carl

Carl Hi Barry, like the John Rain novels/character, who did you base him on and who would play him in a film. I've read about three Rain novels but get confused by the title changes.
Thanks for accepting me as a friend.


message 7: by Beth

Beth Thanks for befriending this fellow crime writer on Goodreads!


Michael Mansanarez When is the next John Rain novel?


message 9: by John

John Coughlan Mange tak, as we say here.
Regards John


Indiebrag Nice to meet you Barry-
I look forward to reading your books-
Geri
www.bragmedallion.com


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