The Killer Collective

The Killer Collective
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503904261
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Release: 2019-02
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A fast-paced, page-turning novel of betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series. When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry--a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in killings appearing to be from "natural causes." Suspecting that the FBI themselves were behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc team to identify and neutralize the threat: Rain; Rain's estranged lover, Mossad agent and honey-trap specialist Delilah; black op soldiers Ben Treven and Daniel Larison; and their former commander, SpecOps legend Colonel Scott "Hort" Horton. Moving from Japan to Seattle to DC to Paris, the group fights a series of interlocking conspiracies, each edging closer and closer to the highest levels of the US government. With uncertain loyalties, conflicting agendas, and smoldering romantic entanglements, this group is hardly a team. But in a match as uneven as this one, a collective of killers might be just what they need.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All the Devils

All the Devils
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 364
ISBN: 1542094232
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Release: 2019-09-24
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 Mansion

The Mansion
Author: Ezekiel Boone
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781501165511
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this “classic haunted house tale meets Black Mirror” (Book Riot), a family moves into a home equipped with the world’s most intelligent, cutting-edge, and intuitive computer ever—but a buried secret leads to terrifying and catastrophic consequences. After two years of living on cheap beer and little else in a bitterly cold tiny cabin outside an abandoned, crumbling mansion, young programmers Shawn Eagle and Billy Stafford have created something that could make them rich: a revolutionary computer they name Eagle Logic. But the hard work and escalating tension have not been kind to their once solid friendship—Shawn’s girlfriend Emily has left him for Billy, and a third partner has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. While Billy walks away with Emily, Shawn takes Eagle Logic, which he uses to build a multi-billion-dollar company that eventually outshines Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Years later, Billy is a failure, beset by poverty and addiction, and Shawn is the most famous man in the world. Unable to let the past be forgotten, Shawn decides to resurrect his and Billy’s biggest failure: a next-generation computer program named Nellie that can control a house’s every function. He decides to set it up in the abandoned mansion they worked near all those years ago. But something about Nellie isn’t right—and the reconstruction of the mansion is plagued by accidental deaths. Shawn is forced to bring Billy back, despite their longstanding mutual hatred, to discover and destroy the evil that lurks in the source code. From the internationally bestselling author of the “apocalyptic extravaganza” (Publishers Weekly) The Hatching series, this white-knuckled thriller is perfect for fans of Stephen King and Iain Reid.

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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Another Man s Freedom Fighter

Another Man s Freedom Fighter
Author: Joseph Carter
Pages: 461
ISBN: 1099096847
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Release: 2019-02-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Fast-paced and well written... a classic espionage read with all the modern twists of cyber warfare" - The BookLife Prize (Publishers Weekly) He tried to hide in plain sight. It worked. For a while. But then the war forced an impossible decision on him. In the near future: A horrific accident leads to a war between Russia and the West. Warsaw falls on the first day. Only a Polish guerrilla army valiantly fights behind enemy lines. Will they evade the ruthless Spetsnaz manhunters? Will they last long enough? Security consultant Mark Sanders lives a quiet family life in Berlin, or so it seems... A dark secret from his past comes back to haunt him. As the stakes continue to rise, he is forced to make an impossible decision: save his family or thousands of lives. If you love page-turning spy and military action, you will love Another Man's Freedom Fighter. Don't miss this addictive, action-packed read! Get your copy now! Dear Reader: I hope my debut thriller will take you on a ride filled with edge-of-your-seat excitement as you immerse yourself into the action, a feeling of deep compassion and true camaraderie as you fight alongside brave Polish stay-behind fighters, and... Well, let's make it short: I hope you will really enjoy the book. As an author (and thriller / spy literature addict) I was very much influenced by Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series, Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther, Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, Ian Fleming's James Bond (of course!) and also the books by Mark Greaney, Olen Steinhauer, Len Deighton, John le Carré, Anthony Horowitz, Stieg Larsson, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Volker Kutscher. Some readers have compared my writing to the styles of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, and Daniel Silva. Reviewers have commented very positively on the complexity of my characters, the realism of the scenario, the research I put into bringing alive the world of espionage, hybrid warfare, and geo-politics. I would be very happy to also hear from you here, on my Facebook page, on Bookbub, or on Goodreads. Thank you for your consideration, Joseph

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.

Glamour

Glamour
Author: Penelope Fletcher
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1493669958
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Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rae Wilder has problems. Supernatural creatures swarm the earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, Rae thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. The changes to her mind and body are startling, but rather than accept her purpose she struggles against who she is destined to be. Throw in a big lust for a vampire who can't keep his hands off her, and life starts to get complicated. Rae is forced to make the ultimate choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rain Storm

Rain Storm
Author: Barry Eisler
Pages: 375
ISBN: 0451215508
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Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Accepting an assignment from the CIA to take out an arms dealer who is supplying criminal groups in Southeast Asia, assassin-for-hire John Rain finds the job compromised by a rival assassin and the fear that he is being set up. Reprint.

Governing Health Systems in Africa

Governing Health Systems in Africa
Author: Martyn Sama,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9782869781825
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Release: 2008
Editor: African Books Collective
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on various disciplinary perspectives, this book re-focuses the debate on what makes a good health system, with a view to clarifying the uses of social science research in thinking about health care issues in Africa. The explosion of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the persistence of malaria as a major killer, and the resurgence of diseases like tuberculosis which were previously under control, have brought about changes in the health system, with implications for its governance, especially in view of the diminished capacity of the public health facilities to cope with a complex range of expanded needs. Government responsibilities and objectives in the health sector have been redefined, with private sector entities (both for profit and not-for profit) playing an increasingly visible role in health care provisions. The reasons for collaborative patterns vary, but chronic under-funding of publicly financed health services is often an important factor. Processes of decentralisation and health sector reforms have had mixed effects on health care system performance; while private health insurance markets and private clinics are pointers to a growing stratification of the health market, in line with the intensified income and social differentiation that has occurred over the last two decades.These developments call for health sector reforms.

The Ruins

The Ruins
Author: Scott Smith
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307266040
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Release: 2006-07-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site . . . and the terrifying presence that lurks there.