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Blake Crouch: "I read this book on a 12-hour flight, after I'd already been up for 18 hours. Anything less than flat-out riveting and I would've instantly been asleep. It was like literary adrenaline."Continue Reading Konrath's and Crouch's Review of The Detachment
All effective personal protection, all effective security, all true self-defense, is based on the ability and willingness to think like the opposition.
I'm writing this article on my laptop in a crowded coffee shop I like. There are a number of other people around me similarly engaged. I think to myself, If I wanted to steal a laptop, this would be a pretty good place to do it. You come in, order coffee and a muffin, sit, and wait. Eventually, one of these computer users is going to get up and make a quick trip to the bathroom. He'll be thinking, "Hey, I'll only be gone for a minute." He doesn't know that a minute is all I need to get up and walk out with his $3,000 laptop. (Note how criminals are adept at thinking like their victims. You need to treat them with the same respect.)
Okay. I've determined where the opposition is planning on carrying out his crime (this coffee shop), and I know how he's going to do it (snatch and dash). I now have options:
I highly recommend this book if you enjoy spy and espionage thrillers.
The best parts of Eisler's novels has always been the attention to detail he puts into each scene and the humanity he brings to his characters.
He is consistent, with marrying action, complex character development, and a great plot into what amounts to a very good story.
Never lost my attention. If you like conspiracy books then this is a great selectionPublished 7 days ago by Randy Cate
I've enjoyed the Gabriel Allon series; the Jack Reacher series; the Jake Adams series; and the John Rain series is along the same lines and enjoyable for me.Published 7 days ago by fourputtforsnowman
When I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure if it was going to keep me interested. I don't usually care for the assassin type stories. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ro
I have read seven books now plus Paris Is A Bitch novella and I am still hoping for a miracle--that John will never get old. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Linda
This is the first Barry Eisler book I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it; plan to read more. John Rain kept me on the edge of my chair a lot. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Patricia Migneco
A lot of philosophical ideas weighed in on this book. How can we know the truth about our governments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bob Moffett
As much as I would like to believe that a few individuals can change events to the betterment for all, politics will prevail. So will the herd mentality. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
This time out ,John Rain not only has his old pal Dox in tow but two other members as Rain not only for the first time in his career works with a team of three others but also sort... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer