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The Killer Ascendant by Barry Eisler
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Aug 15, 2011

it was amazing
Read in August, 2011

John Rain is a professional assassin who is trying to retire and lead a somewhat normal life. However, to force him to come out of retirement, rogue CIA operative Hilger kidnaps Rain’s best friend Dox. Hilger knows that Rain is an expert assassin. To save his friend, Rain agrees to do the jobs Hilger asks. Following Rain as he plans and accomplishes his missions with precision is fascinating. He travels around the world, Saigon, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, rents cars, melds into whatever environment he’s in, uses internet cafes to communicate, purchases what he needs, sets up surveillances and thoroughly covers his tracks. Part of Rain is cold blooded; he is the Iceman. Another part is a man struggling to understand himself, and control the other side. Because of Rain’s sensitivities, it’s easy to empathize with him. Eisler has written a number of books featuring John Rain. This is the first one I’ve read and I’m eager to read more.
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