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Requiem for an Assassin

Hunted and finally cornered, John Rain faces his deadliest
enemy ever: himself.

For John Rain, “the most charismatic assassin since James
Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle), getting out of the
life was never going to be easy. But with a new identity in Paris,
and the help of his lover, Mossad agent Delilah, he was beginning
to leave the killing business behind.

then he receives a message from rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger:
we have your friend Dox. Do as we tell you, or the former
Marine sniper dies.

For a professional like Rain, the choice ought to be easy: do the
job --- a series of three hits --- and save his friend and partner.
But how does Rain know Hilger won’t kill Dox anyway, once the
assignment is complete? How does he know that each of the hits
isn’t simultaneously a setup for Rain himself? Most of all,
how can he control the killing rage Hilger’s lethal game of
extortion reignites inside him?

From the deceptively tranquil beaches of Bali, to the backstreets
and boulevards of Paris, to the urban canyons of Silicon Valley and
New York and the old killing fields of Vietnam, Rain must grapple
with his age, his enemies, and, most of all, with the killer inside
himself in a battle that not even Rain, “the stuff great
characters are made of” (Entertainment Weekly), can
hope to survive intact.

REQUIEM FOR AN ASSASSIN © Copyright 2011 by Barry Eisler.
Reprinted with permission by Putnam Adult. All rights

Requiem for an Assassin
by Barry Eisler

  • Publication Date: May 22, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction, Thriller
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult
  • ISBN-10: 0399154264
  • ISBN-13: 9780399154263