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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:
A bit too preachy, a bit too boring and just not up to the caliber of previous books.
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 really enjoy Barry Eisler's books. He tells a good story and his background allows him to supply believable plots.Published 2 days ago by oldscreader
This story could be fact instead of fiction. It could be happening now. This story is so close to what is going on in the world today it almost made my hair stand on end. Read morePublished 4 days ago by John W. Green
The Detachment just might be by far the most compelling of all the John Rain novels. The readers get to see how John programs his thinking to fit a given situation. Read morePublished 6 days ago by C Jackson Avid-Reader (Texas)
Great book. Each of his John Rain series seems to get better and always full of surprises and unanticipated turns.Published 7 days ago by JL
I liked Barry Eisler's characters in this book. I haven't read him before, but I will read more in the future.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm new to reading Barry Eisler, but I really like his novels. Action packed, personal and fun.Published 8 days ago by eddie mathis