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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:
The author seems a bit bored too.
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.
I love Eisler's writing, his characters, and his plots. Oddly, I love the John Rain series, but I can't stomach most of this genre. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Chad Peery
I always enjoy the John Rain stories and I really enjoyed the complexity of throwing Trevin into the mix. This was as enjoyable as all of the preceeding books.Published 8 days ago by S. Wall
John Rain proves he's a dangerous and extremely smart man in this novel of intrigue, double-dealing, action, and heart. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Sandy Ho
Kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more, could not wait for the chapter. Overcame my wondering " could anything akin to this happen?".Published 10 days ago by paul i lake
As long as you read this book as fiction and leave your reality-check at home, it is a great and well-told story. I could not put this book down. Read morePublished 12 days ago by DOG LOVER
Although this is fiction, his experiences clearly show through. A real page turner. This was the first book I read by this author and have already started on another.Published 13 days ago by Joan L. Harp
My first Rain book and it just won't work for me. The story starts off well but turns increasingly dumb as it progresses. Read morePublished 14 days ago by NJ
I'm sad I'm almost done with this series. Barry is a great author and he breaths life into his characters. I hope the Rain series continues. Read morePublished 14 days ago by J. Q. Everage