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Barry Eisler

USA flag (b.1964)

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.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
John Rain
   1. A Clean Kill in Tokyo (2002)
     aka Rain Fall
   2. A Lonely Resurrection (2003)
     aka Blood from Blood / Hard Rain
   3. Winner Take All (2004)
     aka Choke Point / Rain Storm
   4. Redemption Games (2005)
     aka One Last Kill / Killing Rain
   5. Extremis (2006)
     aka The Last Assassin
   6. The Killer Ascendant (2007)
     aka Requiem for an Assassin
   6.5. Paris Is A Bitch (2011)
   7. The Detachment (2011)
   8. A Graveyard of Memories (2014)
   9. Zero Sum (2017)
   10. The Killer Collective (2019)
   11. The Chaos Kind (2021)
Ben Treven
   1. Fault Line (2009)
   2. Inside Out (2010)
Livia Lone
   1. Livia Lone (2016)
   2. The Night Trade (2018)
   3. All the Devils (2019)
   Amok (2022)
   The God's Eye View (2016)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Lost Coast (2011)
   The Khmer Kill (2012)
   London Twist (2013)
Non fiction show
Barry Eisler recommends
Water Memory (2021)
(Sentro, book 1)
Daniel Pyne
"Water Memory moves like Die Hard but with a tragic family backstory as its heart—and with an indelible, three-dimensional action heroine, Aubrey Sentro, as the muscle and sinew. I loved it."
The Last Agent (2020)
(Charles Jenkins, book 2)
Robert Dugoni
"The thriller equivalent of a Matryoshka nesting doll: an outer layer of geopolitics; a deeper layer of intricate spycraft; and at its center, an unlikely alliance to save a brave Russian asset from the worst fate imaginable."
Carbon (2019)
Andrew Vachss
"I've been reading Vachss for 30 years and he only gets better. This time, he delivers the payload of his righteous obsession with child protection in a new weapon: a science fiction tale, the dystopian story of a killer and the child he bonds with set in an arresting world that's like a dark, shattered mirror of our own."

Books containing stories by Barry Eisler
Crimespree Magazine #11 and 12 (2012)
(Crimespree Magazine)
edited by
Jon Jordan and Ruth Jordan

2005 Barry Award for Best Thriller : Winner Take All

Award nominations
2007 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Extremis

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