Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. He wakes up in whatever city he is in, kills who he is told to, and moves on to the next city. I kept plodding through as the speed of the story picked up, and then I enjoyed the story. I liked Ben, the hero, better than John Rain. Shiffman died of a heart attack but Alex knows that can’t be right as Hank was the healthiest man he ever knew.
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It’s all that, but a bit more as well. Put Fault Line at the top of your reading list.
But then the inventor of a technology Alex is banking on is murdered…and the patent examiner who reviewed it dies…and Alex himself narrowly escapes an attack in his own home.
Very believable, which is sometimes a problem with this genre. I enjoy the John Rain books, but this stand-alone or perhaps the first in a lihe series?
The story like a day of the TV series, “24” and like that show, the less you think about some oine the plot twists and turns, the better.
For the men, I’d keep Barry. Horton decides to call off the operation, letting Alex, Sarah and Ben go free. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. Always leaves me wanting more.
Books by Barry Eisler and Complete Book Reviews
Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. In my opinion the Ben Treven two book series along with The God’s Eye View, which was released early inare 5 star novels and the three best books Eisler has written.
Eisler fans may miss the sleek, moody tone that distinguished his John Rain thrillers Requiem for an Assassinetc.
As he tries to piece together what’s happened, he receives a desperate call for help. Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible hit.
I just bought two more of Elsler. I can easily recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good thriller. Dillon has 10 Downing Street in his sights, but British intelligence are on his trail. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I can’t say that I would like any of them in real life, but they were all very real.
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The main plot here is that there is a very dangerous piece of software that has been developed and is being llne by Ben’s brother Alex a Silicon Valley lawyer and dark forces are determined to get that software for their exclusive use. Shortly after, Alex gets his answer as to why Richard Hilzoy didn’t show up for their meeting with Kleiner Perkins.
As international tensions rise and the superpowers line up against each other, the lives of three very different people will never be the same again. Well, Delilah got to me a bit but the story got me though. As luck would have it Alex’s big brother is a undercover operative who reluctantly helps his little brother and his attractive Arab-descent associate stay alive from the powers to be from stealing the encryption program.
It has the right amount of action and character development. Its a secret that some government and various nefarious people want to keep quiet permanently. It looks like a drug deal gone wrong. Dec 14, Quinn rated it liked it Shelves: The next Jack Reacher arrives just after election day at the same time as the new, and I hope last.
You read in this genre for entertainment, not for mind-blowing insights.
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Customer Service If you have questions: Fault Line departs from the John Rain series that Barry is famous for but nerveless the story is wonderful. In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent drug deal. Jack Carr Narrated by: The New York Times.