By Barry Eisler
What makes a mythical murderer? For John Rain, it was once the teachings of affection, warfare, and betrayal he realized in Tokyo in 1972.
Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman below the watchful eye of his CIA handler, providing funds to deprave parts of the japanese govt. but if a supply is going violently unsuitable, Rain reveals himself within the crosshairs of Japan’s strongest yakuza extended family. to outlive, Rain moves a determined take care of his handler: take out a high-profile aim within the jap executive in alternate for the intel he must cast off his would-be executioners.
As Rain performs cat and mouse with the yakuza and struggles to benefit his new function as agreement killer, he additionally turns into entangled with Sayaka, a difficult, appealing ethnic Korean lady restrained to a wheelchair. however the calls for of his darkish paintings are at odds with the longings of his heart—and with Sayaka’s lifestyles within the stability, Rain must make a poor choice.