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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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Maija Soderholm’s The Hustler: Sword Play and the Art of Tactical Thinking

I’ve been meaning to share some thoughts about Maija Soderholm’s latest book, The Hustler: Sword Play and the Art of Tactical Thinking, since finishing it a couple months ago. Alas the pandemic and the new manuscript have been a distraction. But here we are at last…




If Maija’s name sounds familiar, it might be because she was one of Livia’s mentors in Livia Lone.


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message 9: by gj

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


message 8: by John

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


Michael Mansanarez When is the next John Rain novel?


message 6: by Beth

Beth Thanks for befriending this fellow crime writer on Goodreads!


message 5: 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 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?


message 3: by Ken

Ken Cady Happy birthday.


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.


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Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

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