Welcome to the official website of author Barry Eisler. If you like edge-of-your seat action, exotic locations, realistic spycraft, steamy sex, and protagonists who are "the stuff great characters are made of" (Entertainment Weekly), you've come to the right place...
A quick note: My previous publishing contracts have been amicably terminated and now that I have my rights back, I've changed the titles and covers on all the Rain books, and the covers of the Treven books. So don't be confused when you see the new look throughout the site.
I'm excited to announce that a new Rain novel, Graveyard of Memories, is now available! Published by Thomas & Mercer, it will be available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook. If you don't have a Kindle, don't worry, there are other options here.
What makes a legendary assassin? For John Rain, it was the lessons of love, war, and betrayal he learned in Tokyo in 1972 . . .
Publishers Weekly: "Best of the Year"
Amazon.com: "Top Ten Mystery"
News-Press: "Best of the Year"
San Francisco Chronicle: "Recommended Book"
Deadly Pleasures Barry Award winner: "Best Thriller of the Year"
Mystery Ink Gumshoe Award winner: "Best Thriller of the Year"
San Jose Mercury News: "Best of the Year"
January Magazine: "Best of 2005" list
"Eisler combines the insouciance of Ian Fleming, the realistic detail of Tom Clancy, the ennui of Graham Greene and the prose power of John le Carré."
"In his superb thriller series featuring charismatic Japanese-American assassin John Rain, author Barry Eisler serves up steamy foreign locales, stunning action and enough high tech weaponry to make for an A-plus read."
New York Daily News
"Furious and creative... Rain's combination of quirks and proficiency is the stuff great characters are made of."
"No one is writing a better thriller series today than Barry Eisler. He has quickly jumped into my top ten best American mystery/thriller writers, along with Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Walter Mosley, and Harlan Coben... Rating: A."
"Written with a delightfully soft touch and a powerful blend of excitement, exotica and what (ever since John le Carré) readers have known to call tradecraft."
Author photo: Naomi Brookner