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    Photos from the Rain Fall Movie Set

    Thu, 2008-05-29 08:38 — Barry Eisler

    Hi everyone,

    Just got back from the Rain Fall movie set in Tokyo. It was amazing to watch Gary Oldman and company taking on the lives of the characters in the book! The movie is now scheduled to release in April 2009. Because Sony Pictures Japan is producing, the Rain Fall trailer will precede the new James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace, also produced by Sony, when QoS opens in November this year. There's a full update and photos from the set on my website discussion board. And here's the latest about the new book, too...

    Cheers,

    —Barry
    www.barryeisler.com
    www.myspace.com/barryeisler

    May 22: Requiem for an Assassin!

    Thu, 2007-05-10 11:26 — Barry Eisler

    Just a reminder that Requiem for an Assassin, the sixth in the award-winning thriller series featuring half-Japanese, half-American assassin John Rain, comes out on May 22. Place your order with your favorite bookstore now to make sure you get a copy...

    Requiem for an Assassin

    Thu, 2007-03-01 09:04 — Barry Eisler

    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to let you know that an excerpt from Requiem for an Assassin, the sixth John Rain book, is up on my website. Requiem will be in bookstores on May 22—order the book now from your favorite online bookseller to make sure you get it as soon as it's out!

    The Last Assassin out June 1!

    Thu, 2006-05-25 06:22 — Barry Eisler

    All right, all you Rain fans, we're only about a week away from the launch of The Last Assassin, the fifth book in the award-winning series. Reviews so far have all been terrific:

    Barry Eisler at Kepler's for Last Assassin

    Fri, 2006-05-12 11:59 — Barry Eisler

    Just wanted to let you know that I'll be launching the new John Rain book, The Last Assassin, at Kepler's in Menlo Park on Thursday, June 1, 7:30 pm. The Kepler's launch will kick off a 30+ city tour -- the biggest Rain tour yet! -- and we've got some special events planned with the store to mark the start of the festivities...

    John Rain a Double Bestseller!

    Wed, 2005-08-10 06:58 — Barry Eisler

    FYI, Killing Rain and Rain Storm each hit the #4 spot on the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association July bestseller list:

    http://www.mysterybooksellers.com/

    Edged out by the nefarious Harry Potter!

    ;-)

    IMBA July Bestseller List

    Hardcover
    1. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE, J.K. Rowling
    2. FIRE SALE, Sara Paretsky
    3. 11 ON TOP, Janet Evanovich
    4. KILLING RAIN, Barry Eisler
    5. CRUSADER'S CROSS, James Lee Burke
    6. ONE SHOT, Lee Child, tied with THE BIG OVER EASY, Jasper Fforde
    8. LONG TIME GONE, J.A. Jance
    9. LOCKED ROOMS, Laurie R. King

    Bay Area Rain Signings

    Sun, 2005-06-19 21:59 — Barry Eisler

    Hi there -- just a reminder about upcoming Bay Area Rain signings. The kickoff is at Kepler's in Menlo Park this Thursday. If you're around, it would be great to see you.

    Thursday, June 23, 7:30 PM
    Kepler's Books & Magazines
    1010 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park, California
    650-324-4321
    http://www.keplers.com/

    We're getting together at Cafe Borrone next door to Kepler's after the signing; bring a signed copy of one of the Rain books for your complimentary wine!

    Friday, June 24, 12:30 PM
    Stacey's Booksellers
    581 Market Street
    San Francisco, California
    415-421-4687
    http://www.staceys.com/

    Barry Eisler & John Rain heading your way...

    Tue, 2005-05-31 08:05 — Barry Eisler

    Okay, time for a few John Rain announcements: the new book; the upcoming tour; where I really worked in the US government...

    The new book: "Killing Rain" hits bookstores on June 23. Its pre-publication reviews have been raves: Publisher's Weekly calls it "taut and compelling;" Kirkus says "a thriller as straight as an arrow;" Deadly Pleasures gives it an "A" and says "No one is writing a better thriller series today than Barry Eisler." You can read more at:

    http://www.barryeisler.com/en/reviews.htm

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