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Sarah is young and naive and blunt with her opinions. When the creator of the encryption software is killed and Alex narrowly avoids an attempt on his life, he’s forced to reach out to his big brother for help. All of the characters were so annoying that I wanted to repeatedly kick them in the soft parts.

In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor barrj a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent drug deal. Alex was an idiot that didn’t have the survival instinct God gave liza I really enjoyed the first John Rain book I eislsr.

Warm First in a new series about Ben Treven. The conflict between the two brothers is annoying. Ben is in the military and in the habit of saving his brother from trouble so even though they are estranged, he goes to help. You should know I adore John Rain, so I was a little miffed that Barry dared write about another character. A LibraryThing Early Reviewer book. And on the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley’s nerve center of money and technology, old family hu.

I like his story telling, it is easy to follow along and flows very well. All in all, the book is very enjoyable. He wakes up in whatever city he is in, kills who he is told to, and moves on to the next city.


I discovered Barry Eisler this summer during one of my library visits.

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They are three sides of a triangle that need to come together to work. You read in this genre for entertainment, not for mind-blowing insights. Read it in a day. But then he kind of grew on me.

Very believable, which is sometimes a problem with this genre. The story like a day of the TV series, “24” and like that show, the less you think about some of the plot twists and turns, the better. I did not want to put it bzrry.

Preview — Fault Line by Barry Eisler. Overview Music Video Charts. I am looking forward to the next book in this series it does sound even better than this book. Rain comes back, by the …more You might like this series, yes, but, at least with this first book, it’s much more overtly political than the Rain books.

Quotes from Fault Line. Something else I didn’t like was how Ben kept dropping people so obviously that it could get back to him. As luck would have it Alex’s big brother is a bargy 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. He returns “home” to help his brother, but he isn’t sure barry.

An easy read and I would look forward to reading more about Alex or his brother Ben. The inventor is terminated with extreme prejudice is what looks like a drug killing.

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What Readers Are Saying What do you think? When Ben receives Alex’s frantic call he hurries to San Francisco to help him. Fauult been in a reading rut and this one brought me out of it. However, at the beginning of the book, lihe of the characters tended to just sit and think about things in great detail at least, in more detail than was necessary right then which slowed the pace. Eisler’s novel, which turns entirely on a super-secret assassinations program, is looking less like fiction and more like the work of someone who has a firm grip on what’s really happening.


For some bizarre reason, this reminds me of what might happen if an action linne author seized hold of a romantic suspense plot and had his way with it. Eisler attempts to give his characters some semblance of humanity by placing the brothers in a family situation that eisoer the hostility, and there is much agonizing over the incident that caused the family to implode decades before. Only then does Alex reveal that there’s another player who knows of the technology: Glad they got through that.

Perhaps these feelings stem from his three years in a “covert position” with the CIA.


For such a smart writer, this is hard to understand. As for the narration, it was good.

Ben Treven’s maturity level never left high school, when he was king-shit mat wrestler. Yes, there s violence and sex, but the violence and sex are integrated into the plot, not there simply because that will somehow help sell the book. Alex was an idiot that didn’t have the survival instinct God gave lizards. Once again, as with some of his other novels, Barry Eisler pushes his personal distaste regarding actions of the US government.

Alex is fearful that his last hour is rapidly approaching.