5 Simply fantastic!robspi | 29/04/2008 | See all robspi's reviews (13)Top 100 Books Reviewer I approached Barry Eisler's Rain Fall with sceptical anticipation after being recommended by a friend based on my love of Lee Child books. I have to say I was very impressed, from the opening scene to the end of this book it tells a compelling story mixed with brutal action and deeper characterisation than Lee Child gives. The central character, John Rain is a half-Japanese and Half-American professional assassin who lives in the shadows. His latest assignment seems simple enough but the fallout couldn't be more deadly and sees Rain fighting to save himself and others around him as the twists and turns of the plot reveal what has really been going on. Apart from a bit in the middle where the scene setting is a little slow, this moves at a terrific pace and feels a little more believable than offerings by the likes of Child or Matt Reilly. Thoroughly recommended - i will now be reading the rest of the series with excitement. It's a shame Barry Eisler isn't more popular as I feel he is developing a deeper character than most books in this genre offer.