A fast-paced, page-turning novel of betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series.When a joint FBISeattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely...
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The Killer Collective Reviews
A Well Executed Tale
My title should give you a clue, if you happened to miss it in the book 's name! A police detective, on administrative leave while one of her cases is under review, becomes involved with a group of assassins trying to eliminate a collective of extremists who abuse children for fun and profit. The case takes the odd assortment of across the United States and to Paris to take out the founders of this heinous group. This novel will satisfy anyone's need for mystery, violence, an ...more
This was my first Barry Eisler read. Picked up the ebook on Amazon's Early E-book Reader offer --or whatever it is called.
Absolutely loved the tale. I am going to have to go back and read more about John Rain and Livia Lone in their perspective collections. Maybe even the four books featuring Treven.
From Tokyo to the US to Paris -- this book is filled with tension, action and an unnerving plot. It is the kind that makes your stomach knot up (like when you binge watch too many episodes of Law &a ...more
Rain and Company
To my surprise, it’s been awhile since I had read about John Rain. I have all of the early books and enjoyed them. Somehow I had gotten away from him. This book reminded me of how good the series is. It was good to see everyone together in one book. Happy to report no one has lost a step.
As per usual, the characters are well defined and have developed nicely, especially Rain and Dox. The plot was good. Lots of action. The book was satisfying on several levels. Highly recommende ...more
This was a pretty ambitious project for author Barry Eisler since he weaved together most of the characters in his previous books into a seamless story line. I liked the Detachment which required him to do the same thing, but I thought he did it here much better, and with more characters to boot.
Eisler sets the scene well from the very beginning by introducing one of the main villains from the first act. He quickly introduces him without making him cartoonish. He quickly establishes all of his p ...more
My review of The Killer Collective can be found at High Fever Books.
Ever since Barry Eisler’s newest series character Liva Lone appeared on the scene in her eponymous 2016 debut, I was waiting for the day she would cross paths with the author’s original creation, John Rain. Finally, that day has come, and the two — along with their many and various colleagues — share page space in The Killer Collective.
Like Eisler’s 2011 novel, The Detatchment, The Killer Collective brings together all of the v ...more
All star cast and fabulous plotting
Rain, Dox, Livia, Larrison, Delilah, Kanezsaki, and more. Virtually every character I've ever liked in an Eisler novel. Brilliant pacing. And I feel like an idiot stating: I laughed and I cried, but it's true. I loved Dox calling Larrison "the angel of death" and almost everything about Livia, and especially Livia and Dox, touches me deeply. Well, except for when she's dealing with sadistic child abusers, human traffickers, and rapists. Then I simply cheer and ...more
John Rain is a hitman offered a job targeting three individuals. He turns down the job, but is swept up in the action when one of the targets, Livia Lone, survives the attempted hit. Not only is John involved, but so are various others with connections to Rain and Livia.
Told using alternating points of view, this novel has a lot of characters and multiple storylines. Even though there was a lot going on, it was easy to follow and everything was wrapped up by the end.
This book is part of a series ...more
This book was nothing like I thought and everything I needed.
I’ve never read this author before and I happened to stumble upon this jewel on Goodreads First Reads. I was so glad that I decided to read it. The book grabbed my attention within the first couple of pages, I was hooked.
Reading this book gave me “Mission Impossible” vibes in book form and I absolutely LOVED it.
I have to read more from this author.