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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...

October 21, San Francisco
I'm going to be interviewing David Talbot, founder of Salon and author of excellent history of San Francisco Season of the Witch.
Details here.

I'm excited to announce that a new standalone novel, The God's Eye View, will be out February 2, 2016! Published by Thomas & Mercer, it will be available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and audiobook. If you don't have a Kindle, don't worry, there are other options here.

When Evelyn Gallagher discovers the existence of an NSA 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 her son in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins...

Read more about it here

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.

PRAISE for Barry's books

Publishers Weekly: "Best of the Year" "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 the Year"

"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."
   —Entertainment Weekly

"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."
   —Deadly Pleasures

"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."
   —The Economist

Author photo: Naomi Brookner