The Killer Collective (John Rain #10; Livia Lone #3; Ben Treven #4) by Barry Eisler

The Killer Collective (John Rain #10; Livia Lone #3; Ben Treven #4)

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 FBI–Seattle 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 goes awry—a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired speci...


Details The Killer Collective (John Rain #10; Livia Lone #3; Ben Treven #4)

TitleThe Killer Collective (John Rain #10; Livia Lone #3; Ben Treven #4)
Author
Release DateFeb 1st, 2019
PublisherThomas & Mercer
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Fiction
Rating

Reviews The Killer Collective (John Rain #10; Livia Lone #3; Ben Treven #4)

  • Larry H
    1970-01-01
    "The killing business has its own gravitational pull, and if you get too close, or stay too long, you'll never break free."Man oh man, Barry Eisler knows how to write thrillers! His books featuring "retired" hitman John Rain, and his newer books featuring troubled sex crimes detective Livia Lone are fantastic, but this one really hits a home run. Way to get my heart pounding!Livia is leading the Seattle Police Department's involvement with the FB...
  • The Real Book Spy
    1970-01-01
    New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler (The Night Trade) merges his two most popular franchises in his latest action-packed thriller. This time around, Detective Livia Lone of the Seattle PD sex crimes unit has her eyes set on bringing down an evil child pornography ring. Because the ring has gone international, though, it’s a federal case, and Lone is forced to partake in a joint investigation between the Seattle police department and ...
  • Chuck Kechter
    1970-01-01
    This may be one of the best books I've read in the last (linear) year!I devoured the book in a twenty-four hour period - something I haven't done in the last few years.The Killer Collective brings together a bunch of Eisler's characters: John Rain, Livia Lone, Dox, "the angel of death" Larison, Ben Treven, Colonel Horton, Delilah (yay!)... For me - having Rain, Dox, and Delilah together felt like seeing old friends, and adding Livia into the mix ...
  • Matt
    1970-01-01
    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 h...
  • Rob Erman
    1970-01-01
    Eisler knocks it out of the parkI've been an avid fan of Barry Eisler's work for a long time. When I heard he was working on another team up book in the vein of his previous 'The Detachment' that included Livia Lone, plus a couple of other characters not in the previous book, I was excited and knew that my expectations were going to be high. I'm happy to say he blew way past what I had hoped for. This may be the best novel he's written--and after...
  • John Simmons
    1970-01-01
    Eisler has written another page turner, and like “The detachment”, there is something satisfying about being all of the past characters together - more satifying than when gobs of Marvel characters are in the same movie by far. MINOR SPOILER ALERT.As usual, Eisler’s realistic view of black ops and technology makes the book better than most other spy stories. He is up there with LaCarré at least.I have previously complained on the old forum...
  • Jkane
    1970-01-01
    This book was just so much fun. I didn't want to put it down. After reading so much Barry Eisler over the years, it was just an absolute pleasure to have Rain and Dox and Livia and Larison the Angel of Death and Delilah together. I hope Barry brings them all back for the Killer Collective II (though he'll obviously come up with a better name given his self-imposed compulsion to ensure his books have the right titles. The book starts off strong, a...
  • Kim Beardsley
    1970-01-01
    Wow I could not put this book down!I was hooked from the first page and could not put the book down.Each character is described with just enough information for the reader to connect with that character and understand their thought process.Just enough details were given though out the book that allows the reader to develop a picture in their mind without over doing it.Lots of action, companionship, and even lost love.Ties up all lose ends at end ...
  • Jeff Cochrane
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • John Bastin
    1970-01-01
    A fast-moving story involving John Rain and Livia Lone, two individuals from the collection of Barry Eisler books, along with other friends with short fuses and fast trigger fingers. The team tackles a problem with child pornography and endangerment/torture practiced by a small group of agents from the Secret Service and some members of Congress.A very interesting and scary story that once you start reading is hard to put down.
  • Peter Baden
    1970-01-01
    Another Excellent Book Barry Eisler creates vivid characters in exotic locations that are real page turners. Well researched, the plots are up to date, the ops well choreographed and the knowledge of the City of Light amazing. After reading Barry's books you have a special relationship with Paris (In this book), Tokyo, Seattle and other cities. Barry Eisler is a must read for lovers of action, romance and spies.
  • Marian
    1970-01-01
    Recommended.I have been slogging through books lately and, man, it was a delight to start this one. This book grabbed me immediately and never faltered. I very much like the characters in this series and hope to see more of them. Mr. Eisler writes books that are fast paced, fascinating, and terrifying in their glimpses of governmental shenanigans. His notes and bibliographies alone are interesting and worth perusing.
  • Clark
    1970-01-01
    This was 5-Stars and, in my opinion, the best of the John Rain Series. It brings together all the old characters, including Rain, Dox, Livia, Delilah, Scott Horton, Ben Treven, and his CIA buddy, Kanezaki and the plot is interesting from cover-to-cover.Thanks to David who introduced me to John Rain!
  • Tj Edmonds
    1970-01-01
    Worth the CollectiveI had a blast reading this book. From assassination attempts, vigilantism and kick a** protagonists, to glimpses to tantalizing backstories, the action keeps coming. It felt like I was reading The A Team. Even though I didn't really know the characters from previous novels, it made me want to them. So I'm off to read Eisler's other works. A++
  • John Rumery
    1970-01-01
    My second book featuring Livia Lone. She is certainly one of the more unique and interesting protagonists in fiction-land. This book was good. Shades of "The Magnificent Seven". It dragged a bit in the middle and my plausibility meter was red lining several times. But overall a good read with plenty of loose ends and characters to continue the saga of The Dragon.
  • Mary Rowe
    1970-01-01
    Oddly Delightful Porn-Busting, Politically Iconoclastic RevengeProcedural with painstaking research combined with superhero derring-do and spooky firearms instincts. Also a well-deserved nod to Jigaro Kano’s “gentle way” although the Master might have been appalled at its evolution. I do not mete out four stars lightly!
  • Tj
    1970-01-01
    a fantastic culmination of multiple series and characters that have all been must-read. Eisler has created a handful of complex and developed characters, and having them all interacting and working together made for an excellent read. hope this isn't the end of the line for some of these characters, but it would be a fitting send off if so.
  • Nancy
    1970-01-01
    Well Done!Eisner really fleshes out all the characters even more than usual. Dox is the most intriguing and endearing to me. The story moves along at a fast pace. I stayed up past my bedtime to finish it.
  • Dennis Reynolds
    1970-01-01
    A good bookThis book started slow for me, it took some time to understand the characters and the plot, but it began to come together after a few chapters. I really did enjoy reading it. The "plot" really hit home to me, and I was pleased in a great ending.
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    The 4 stars are for the action sequences-adrenaline filled and exciting. The plot was less exciting but enjoyable. It was my first foray into Eisler's series and I will definitely want to read more. Hope starting with the most recent episode won't ruin the storylines of early books.
  • carol sidoti
    1970-01-01
    A good storyI almost didn't choose this book because of quite a few negative reviews. I'm glad I did. This book had a good story and I can't figure out what was so wrong. I liked having the story told from different points of view.
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Hooked As an Amazon first free book this was awesome! I was hooked from the start and had difficulty putting it down. I really liked all of the characters and the way the author detailed the story. I’m going to look for more from this author
  • Leeann
    1970-01-01
    CaptivatingReally enjoyed this one, was hard to put down. The author really held the readers attention with descriptive rationalist making you feel like you could see and feel the action.
  • Judith Colbo
    1970-01-01
    Hard to put down!I've read a lot of Barry Eisler's books, and have enjoyed them all! This one did not disappoint. When I saw it on the Prime January First Read list, I grabbed it!
  • Jorn Barger
    1970-01-01
    An enjoyable read that doesn't hold up plotwise. First, Delilah would have been identified and forced into hiding worldwide. But worse, the mcguffin driving the plot turns out to be a low-probability chance for serious blackmail someday, wildly unworthy of all the missiles and corpses.
  • Robyn
    1970-01-01
    Another fantastic book by this author. Why is this man not more famous? I think I have read all,of his books, and they never disappoint. They could be made into great movies, hie characters are wonderfully written and detailed.
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    This was an Amazon first reads. Also a first read of Barry Eisler for me. Easy to read as a stand alone and interesting enough to make me want to read more from this author. Lots of action and well rounded out characters.
  • Michael E. Hoffman
    1970-01-01
    Wonder what took so long to put all of these characters in on storylineFast paced. The narrative style gives sense of riding alongHope this is not the end of these characters together or individually.
  • Richard E. Emery
    1970-01-01
    Another Eisler good readI have read everything that Barry Eisler has published. John Rain is one of my favorite characters. Over time his circle has grown to include a group of dysfunctional killers that are actually likable. Nice job, keep going