Rain Fall by Barry Eisler

Rain Fall

A cool, classy thriller about the half-Japanese, half-American assassin John Rain. Working alone, leaving no trace, he accepts a routine assignment and carries out his mission to perfection.

His nocturnal existence takes us to some of the smoothest underground jazz venues and whisky bars in Tokyo, where he's introduced to a beautiful and talented young pianist. Too late he realises she's the daughter of his most recent target. When the pianist becomes a target herself, Rain is forced to choose between his hard-bitten professionalism and his growing feelings for the girl.

Author Barry Eisler is onto a winner with the character of John Rain and 'Rain Fall' is the first in a popular series. If you're looking for a thriller to make that long haul flight to Asia pass like a speeding bullet, this is mission accomplished.