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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.
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In 2018, at the suggestion of novelist Andrew Vachss, I did what I could do get out the word about Amazon Smile—a program that enabled Amazon customers to direct a portion of their purposes to a favored charity. Mine was an organization Andrew established: the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection.

The good news is, you can still donate to the LDICP. The bad news, per the email copied

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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.”
Barry Eisler

“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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“Most people are like sheep. Nice, harmless creatures who want nothing more than to be left alone so they can graze. But then of course there are wolves. Who want nothing more than to eat the sheep.

But there’s a third kind of person. The sheepdog. Sheepdogs have fangs like wolves. But their instinct isn’t predation. It’s protection. All they want, what they live for, is to protect the flock.”
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message 8: by gj

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


message 7: by John

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


Michael Mansanarez When is the next John Rain novel?


message 5: by Beth

Beth Thanks for befriending this fellow crime writer on Goodreads!


message 4: 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 3: 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?


message 2: by Caleb

Caleb III 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 1: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon


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