The Killer Collective

The Killer Collective
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1503900959
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Release: 2019-02
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation into an international child pornography ring gets too close to powerful enemies, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry, and suspects that the FBI itself was behind it.

Zero Sum

Zero Sum
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1477824464
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

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Requiem for an Assassin

Requiem for an Assassin
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0399154264
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blackmailed by a rogue CIA operative to carry out three assassinations or see his best friend murdered, reluctant killer-for-hire John Rain struggles with numerous moral dilemmas as well as his growing certainty that the operative is hiding a more sinister agenda. 125,000 first printing.

The Last Assassin

The Last Assassin
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 373
ISBN: 0451412400
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hoping to reconcile with the mother of his child, reluctant contract killer John Rain inadvertently places them in the path of dangerous enemies and is forced to recruit the help of his nemesis from the Japanese FBI and an ex-Marine sniper. Reprint.

The Collective

The Collective
Author: Alison Gaylin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780063000933
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Release: 2021-11-02
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The USA Today bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of Never Look Back and If I Die Tonight plumbs the dark side of justice and the depths of diabolical revenge in this propulsive novel of psychological suspense that melds the driving narrative of Then She Was Gone with the breathtaking twists of The Chain and the violent fury of Kill Bill. “Alison Gaylin’s The Collective is an astonishing feat. In the tradition of Ira Levin’s unforgettable social thrillers (Rosemary’s Baby, Stepford Wives), it’s a nerve-shredding, emotionally harrowing ride that also speaks volumes about our current moment, the dangers of our digital world, the potency of female rage. Don’t miss it.” —Megan Abbott Just how far will a grieving mother go to right a tragic wrong? Camille Gardener is a grieving—and angry—mother who, five years after her daughter’s death, is still obsessed with the privileged young man she believes to be responsible. When her rash actions draw the attention of a secret group of women—the collective— Camille is drawn into a dark web where these mothers share their wildly different stories of loss as well as their desire for justice in a world where privilege denies accountability. Fueled by mutual rage, the collective members devise and act out retribution fantasies via precise, anonymous, highly coordinated revenge killings. As Camille struggles to comprehend whether this is a role-playing exercise or terrifying reality, she must decide if these women are truly avenging angels or monsters. Becoming more deeply enmeshed in the group, Camille learns truths about the collective—and about herself—that she may not be able to survive

Livia Lone

Livia Lone
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1503939650
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Release: 2016
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seattle PD sex-crimes detective and former human-trafficking victim Livia Lone must relive the horrors of the past when she gets a fresh lead as to the whereabouts of her little sister, Nason.

Rain Fall

Rain Fall
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 384
ISBN: 045120915X
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Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Japanese-American assassin who specializes in "natural cause" killings finds his carefully ordered world coming under siege in the wake of a government official's murder, with which he has been falsely connected, a situation that is complicated by his attraction to the victim's daugher. Reprint.

The Chaos Kind

The Chaos Kind
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1542005590
Available:
Release: 2021-10
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The assassins of Barry Eisler's #1 bestseller The Killer Collective are back--and this time, it's chaos. Assistant US Attorney Alondra Diaz hates traffickers. And she's determined to put one of America's most powerful financiers, Andrew Schrader, in prison forever for his crimes against children. But Schrader has videos implicating some of the most powerful members of the US national security state. To eliminate Diaz, the powers that be bring in a contractor: Marvin Manus, an implacable assassin whose skills have been forged in intelligence, the military, and the hardest prisons. Enter former Marine sniper Dox and black-ops veteran Daniel Larison with an unusual assignment: not to kill Diaz, but to keep her alive. A lot of players are determined to acquire the videos and the blackmail power they represent. But with Seattle sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, "natural causes" killer John Rain, and ex-Mossad honey-trap specialist Delilah, the good guys might just have a chance. They're not going to play by anyone else's rules. They're not going to play by any rules at all. They want a different kind of fight. The chaos kind.

The Night Trade

The Night Trade
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1477820035
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Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler...Livia Lone is back with a vengeance. For sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, a position with a government anti-trafficking task force is a chance to go back to Thailand to ferret out Rithisak Sorm, the trafficking kingpin behind her own childhood ordeal. But after a planned takedown in a nightclub goes violently awry, Livia discovers that she's not the only one hunting Sorm. Former Marine sniper Dox has a score to settle, too, and working together is the only way to take Sorm out. Livia and Dox couldn't be less alike. But they share a single-minded creed: the law has to serve justice. And if it doesn't, justice has to be served another way. What they don't know is that in threatening Sorm, they're also threatening a far-reaching conspiracy--one involving the highest levels of America's own intelligence apparatus. It turns out that killing Sorm just might be the easy part. The real challenge will be payback from his protectors.

All the Devils

All the Devils
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 364
ISBN: 1542094224
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A search for a pair of serial rapists leads Livia Lone down the darkest and most dangerous trail of her life in a pulse-pounding thriller by New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler. Ten years ago, the daughter of Homeland Security Investigations agent B. D. Little vanished into thin air. So did seven other girls--the crimes all bearing the same signature characteristics. Now the disappearances have begun again. And Agent Little's efforts to investigate are being blocked by forces far above his pay grade. Desperate, he turns to Seattle sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, the most obsessive hunter of predators Little knows. Livia will need that obsessiveness, and a lot more. Because the two men Little is pursuing are fearsome. Both Special Forces veterans with a dozen tours in Iraq between them. Both sadists and serial rapists. And one, the congressman scion of the vice president of the United States--a man who will use all his power to protect his son's secrets and further his own ambitions. The conspirators have all the assets and all the angles. And every reason to believe they'll evade justice, as they always have before. They don't understand that for Livia Lone, justice is only a guideline. Revenge is the rule.

The Detachment

The Detachment
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1612181554
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Release: 2011
Editor: John Rain Thrillers (Paperback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Rain is back. And the assassin is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.

The God s Eye View

The God s Eye View
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503949613
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Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash. But when Evelyn discovers the existence of a program code-named God's Eye and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins: Delgado, a sadistic bomb maker and hacker, and Manus, a damaged giant of a man who until now has cared for nothing beyond protecting the director. Within an elaborate game of political blackmail, terrorist provocations, and White House scheming, a global war is being fought--a war between those desperate to keep the state's darkest secrets and those intent on revealing them. A war that Evelyn will need all her espionage training and savvy to survive, because the director has the ultimate advantage: The God's Eye View.

Graveyard of Memories

Graveyard of Memories
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 322
ISBN: 1477818162
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Release: 2014
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Rain Fall comes a new thriller in the John Rain series. Original.

Fault Line

Fault Line
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 294
ISBN: 1481205250
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Release: 2013-03-27
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When an inventor client is murdered and he himself is attacked, attorney Alex Treven reluctantly turns for help to his estranged older brother, Ben, an undercover agent in the War on Terror.

Choke Point

Choke Point
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 454
ISBN: 0141017635
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Release: 2006-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Macau, where John Rain is on a tough assignment: take out a ruthless and well-protected international arms dealer and make it look like 'natural causes'. Trouble is, there are others interested in the quarry - with motives to counter Rain's own. Tracking his man from the casinos of Macau to the alleyways of downtown Hong Kong, Rain will need all his formidable talents to survive. He must face beautiful and lethal foreign agents, martial arts experts - and, most of all, the possibility that his employers are not quite what they seem. tino ever got a crack at Bond, chances are the results would 'If Tarantino ever got a crack at Bond, chances are the results would resemble one of Eisler's novels' Entertainment Weekly 'With each book Eisler climbs ever further up the ladder of excellence with well-crafted plots and adrenalin-filled action scenes that keep the suspense razor sharp' Daily Record

Murder in the Collective

Murder in the Collective
Author: Barbara Wilson
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781480455146
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seattle printing collective owner Pam Nilsen is on the case when a member of the group turns up dead before a controversial merger Pam Nilsen and her twin sister, Penny, inherited Best Printing four years ago when their parents died in a car crash. Unwilling to sell their family legacy, the sisters turned it into a collective run by a cadre of activists whose arguments over the business can be just as impassioned as their support for progressive causes. But internal divisions at the collective pale in comparison to those between Seattle typesetters B. Violet and Moby Dick—once a single company that has since broken apart into an all-female (and lesbian-run) company, and an all-male (and quickly bankrupt) operation. Shortly after Best Printing and B. Violet begin discussing a merger, the offices of the typesetter are ransacked, one of their members nowhere to be found. Then an employee of Best Printing is found murdered. It appears as if someone will stop at nothing—not even murder—to prevent the merger. And it’s up to Pam to get to the bottom of this deadly turn of events before the killer strikes again. Murder in the Collective is the first book in the Pam Nilsen Mystery trilogy, which continues with Sisters of the Road and The Dog Collar Murders.

Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9780684195308
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Release: 1993-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the fingerprints of an executed killer are found at a new crime scene, Dr. Kay Scarpetta takes on her most terrifying case yet. By the author of All That Remains. 250,000 first printing. Lit Guild Main.

Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 374
ISBN: 0451212460
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Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trying to end his career as a hired assassin, Japanese American John Rain goes underground, only to be approached by Japanese FBI agent Tatsu to eliminate a sociopathic killer who could tip the balance of power in Japan toward the mafia. Reprint.

Killing Rain

Killing Rain
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 373
ISBN: 0451412184
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Release: 2006-01
Editor: Onyx Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hired by the Mossad to perform a series of strategic assassinations in Asia, John Rain, accompanied by ex-Marine Dox, inadvertently botches the assignment and finds himself seeking assistance from alluring Israeli agent Delilah. Reprint.

The Last Book on the Left

The Last Book on the Left
Author: Ben Kissel,Marcus Parks,Henry Zebrowski
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781328566225
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An equal parts haunting and hilarious deep-dive review of history’s most notorious and cold-blooded serial killers, from the creators of the award-winning Last Podcast on the Left Since its first show in 2010, The Last Podcast on the Left has barreled headlong into all things horror, as hosts Henry Zebrowski, Ben Kissel, and Marcus Parks cover subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, and supernatural phenomena. Deeply researched but with a morbidly humorous bent, the podcast has earned a dedicated and aptly cultlike following for its unique take on all things macabre. In their first book, the guys take a deep dive into history’s most infamous serial killers, from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy, exploring their origin stories, haunting habits, and perverse predilections. Featuring newly developed content alongside updated fan favorites, each profile is an exhaustive examination of the darker side of human existence. With appropriately creepy four-color illustrations throughout and a gift-worthy paper over board format, The Last Book on the Left will satisfy the bloodlust of readers everywhere.