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Fault Line

4 Ratings: 3.3
Book by Barry Eisler


Publisher: Ballantine Books
Date Published: March 10, 2009
2 reviews about Fault Line
review by . May 06, 2009
Barry Eisler is best known for his John Rain character, one of my favorites in fiction. With Fault Line, Eisler leaves Rain for several new characters in a "techno-thriller."     The novel begins with Richard Hilzoy, the inventor of Obsidian, the world's most advanced encryption program, thinking "Things are really looking up." He is recently divorced, has been spending all of his free time away from Oracle working on Obsidian, and now, with the help of a lawyer and a couple …
review by . March 11, 2009
Some books have an opening line that catches your attention. A few rare one have openers that grab you, shake you a bit, and compel you to keep turning pages until the last. Such is the case with Barry Eisler's first stand-alone thriller Fault Line. We read, "The last thing Richard Hilzoy thought before the bullet entered his brain was, Things are really looking up."     That's the starting whistle for a thrill ride story that boils with action as it simmers with national subterfuge, …
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