The Last Assassin (2006) Older, wiser, but maybe a bit rusty, rigorously lethal freelance assassin John Rain must take out old enemies within the Japanese yakuza if he ever… 2006-06-01 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Putnam
Book Review

The Last Assassin (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 01, 2006; Writer: Barry Eisier; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Putnam

Older, wiser, but maybe a bit rusty, rigorously lethal freelance assassin John Rain must take out old enemies within the Japanese yakuza if he ever hopes to make peace with the mother of his infant son.

Body Count
A whopping 20.

Worst Death
A double beheading via katana blade.

Lowdown
Eisler's fifth Rain thriller is well-worn, but certainly gives good gunplay. And don't let that extreme body count fool you: Eisler is just as keen on inner angst as on executions. Our deadly hero cries. Twice.

Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints