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Barry Eisler

USA flag (1964 - )

After graduating from Cornell Law School in 1989, Barry Eisler spent three years with the U.S. government. .For a decade thereafter he practiced various aspects of international law, including a year with the Japanese law firm of Hamada and Matsumoto in Tokyo and two years as in-house counsel at the Osaka headquarters of Matsushita Electric and Industrial Co., Ltd.

Mr. Eisler earned his black belt in judo from the Kodokan International Judo Center in Tokyo.

Today he lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to travel to Japan frequently.

Rights to the Rain books have been sold in 12 countries, and film rights have been purchased by Jet Li.
John Rain
1. Rain Fall (2002)
     aka A Clean Kill in Tokyo
2. Hard Rain (2003)
     aka Blood from Blood / A Lonely Resurrection
3. Rain Storm (2004)
     aka Choke Point / Winner Take All
4. Killing Rain (2005)
     aka One Last Kill / Redemption Games
5. The Last Assassin (2006)
     aka Extremis
6. Requiem for an Assassin (2007)
     aka The Killer Ascendant
6.5. Paris Is A Bitch (2011)
7. The Detachment (2011)
8. A Graveyard of Memories (2014)
9. Zero Sum (2017)
John Rain Series Books 1-2 (omnibus) (2017)
John Rain Series Books 3-4 (omnibus) (2017)
John Rain Series Books 5-6 (omnibus) (2017)
continued in the series: Kindle Worlds : John Rain
Livia Lone
1. Livia Lone (2016)
2. The Night Trade (2018)
Non fiction
Barry Awards Best Thriller winner (2005) : Rain Storm
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Last Assassin