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...
"An explosive thriller that plunges into the sewer of human smuggling...Filled with raw power, [Livia Lone] may be the darkest thriller of the year."
—Kirkus, Starred Review
"An exciting thriller...Eisler keeps a firm hand on the throttle of what could be the first of a rewarding series."
"Livia is a complex and sympathetic character... Readers of hard-boiled fiction, heavily tinted toward noir, may see in Livia something of Carol O'Connell's Kathy Mallory, also a cop with an abuse-filled past and an appetite for revenge."
I'm excited to announce that a new standalone novel, LIVIA LONE, is coming October 25th! 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.
Seattle PD sex crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister Nason, marooned in America, abused by the men who trafficked them. . . the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason.
Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her missing sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison.
Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.
But when a fresh lead offers new hope of finding...
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 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."
"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