Today’s the day for The Night Trade, featuring “absolutely first-rate thriller” (New York Times) character Seattle sex crimes detective Livia Lone and former Marine sniper Dox!
I had a blast writing this book. It was an opportunity for Livia to delve more deeply into her past—and to try to complete her revenge. For Dox to continue the emotional and moral journey he began in the short story The Khmer Kill. And most of all, for these two different and dangerous characters to collide and then struggle to figure out a way to trust each other under the worst circumstances.
And if you’re in the Bay Area, come by Kepler’s at 7:30 tonight for the launch, and support your local bookstore.
Thanks and enjoy!
Livia Lone is back.For sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, a position with a government anti-trafficking task force is a chance to return to Thailand to ferret out Rithisak Sorm, the kingpin behind her own childhood ordeal.But after a planned takedown in a nightclub goesviolently awry, Livia discovers that she's not the only one hunting Sorm. Former marine sniper Dox has a score to settle, too, and working together is the only way to take Sorm out.Livia and Dox couldn't be less alike. But they share a single-minded creed: the law has to serve justice. And if it doesn't, justice has to be served another way.What they don't know is that in threatening Sorm, they're also threatening a far-reaching conspiracy—one involving the highest levels of America's own intelligence apparatus. It turns out that killing Sorm just might be the easy part. The real challenge will be payback from his protectors.
Praise for Livia Lone:
An Amazon Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2016 Selection
An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Category
“An absolutely first-rate thriller...Emotionally true at each beat.” —New York Times Book Review
“An explosive thriller that plunges into the sewer of human smuggling.…Filled with raw power, [Livia Lone] may be the darkest thriller of the year.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“[An] exciting thriller...Eisler keeps a firm hand on the throttle of what could be the first of a rewarding series.” —Publishers Weekly
“Livia is a complex and sympathetic character...Readers of hard-boiled fiction, heavily tinted toward noir, may see in Livia something of Carol O’Connell’s Kathy Mallory, also a cop with an abuse-filled past and an appetite for revenge.” —Booklist
“Readers may be reminded of Stieg Larsson’s beloved Lisbeth Salander when they meet Livia Lone, and will be totally riveted by the story of this woman on a mission to right the wrongs in her past.” —Bookish
“Eisler offers up an astonishingly raw tale that is dark and disturbing, but one that you will want to finish. Both the compelling narrative and the fascinating—yet seriously flawed—heroine are indications that Eisler is at the top of his game.” —RT Book Reviews
“Barry Eisler is back, and then some. [Livia Lone] may be the best and strongest work of his storied career…Livia Lone moves like a freight train…Jump on what appears to be the start of a terrific new series.” —bookreporter
“This electric thriller...keeps you riveted to the end.” —Authorlink
“…a literary home run in every respect…Livia Lone [reaches] a whole new level...” —Providence Journal
“Former CIA agent Barry Eisler's latest sexy cyber thriller follows Seattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, who knows the monsters she hunts...the story is riveting.” —Boing Boing
“You won’t be able to tear yourself away as the story accelerates into a Tarantino-worthy climax and when you’re left gasping in the wake of its gut-wrenching vigilante justice, you’ll belatedly realize you learned a lot about a social travesty that gets far too little attention…Livia Lone is a harrowing tale with a conscience.” —Chicago Review of Books
“Everything you could want in a great thriller—a badass main character, an emotional and suspenseful plot, lots of high stakes, gritty murders and well-written action scenes.” —Night Owl Reviews