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Summary

The assassins of Barry Eisler’s #1 bestseller The Killer Collective are back - and this time, it’s chaos.

Assistant US Attorney Alondra Diaz hates traffickers. And she’s determined to put one of America’s most powerful financiers, Andrew Schrader, in prison forever for his crimes against children. 

But Schrader has videos implicating some of the most powerful members of the US national security state. To eliminate Diaz, the powers that be bring in a contractor: Marvin Manus, an implacable assassin whose skills have been forged in intelligence, the military, and the hardest prisons. 

Enter former Marine sniper Dox and black-ops veteran Daniel Larison with an unusual assignment: not to kill Diaz, but to keep her alive.

A lot of players are determined to acquire the videos and the blackmail power they represent. But with Seattle sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, “natural causes” killer John Rain, and ex-Mossad honey-trap specialist Delilah, the good guys might just have a chance.

They’re not going to play by anyone else’s rules. They’re not going to play by any rules at all. They want a different kind of fight. The chaos kind.

©2021 Barry Eisler. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Great stuff.

Eisler fans will not be disappointed. Not will new listeners who will I hope enjoy the superb narration by the author (rivalled only by R.C.Bray to my mind). However I would recommend starting much earlier in the John Rain and Livia Lone series' otherwise you will miss out on all of the character development and relationships between the recurring characters.
The developing mutual support group is expanded further in this book! with the customary violent action!
Highly recommended for all thriller fans - particularly the " previously misguided clandestine operator(s)is now doing mostly good in support of the good guys with burgeoning camaraderie " sub- genre.

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  • shelley
  • 02-10-21

Eisler writes with the best...

...and yet he doesn’t get the attention he deserves. Personally, I don’t understand why not. This is an EXCELLENT book. I see Wayne (Matthews, NC) has beat me to a review so I will defer and agree.
I always look forward to and enjoy Eisler’s books and this one did not disappoint. His narration is flawless.
This book has my VERY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

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  • Wayne
  • 01-10-21

All members of the killer collective are back!

Author Barry Eisler brings back all of his protagonists except Ben Treven for this marvelous suspense, political, and action thriller. The Chaos Kind is really Book 2 in The Killer Collective series. The two novels have very different plots but the same protagonist group. The publisher's summary sets up The Chaos Kind well so I have nothing to add. As usual Barry Eisler narrates his own novels and he does so superbly.

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  • Bruce
  • 04-10-21

Sorry Mr Eisler

Narration spoils what would be a good read.
I liked Mr Eisler's novels (I have print versions of most all of them and I listened to Audio versions before and I persevered with the audio books after he chose to read his own books years ago)
I feel bad scoring low on the Story...I did not finish the book.... but every character just sounded like Barry reading his book so I gave up. Normally I would return a book like this ... but I left it in my library.
I appreciate lots of folks don't mind the narration but I am not one of them. So no more Eisler for me.

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  • Casey
  • 17-10-21

Eisler does it again.

Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2021
Barry Eisler doesn’t disappoint in his continuation of his “Killer Collective” group of characters ... Fast paced from the start, in“The Chaos Kind” Eisler does a great job of continuing and expanding the depth of his characters. If you haven’t read any of Barry’s books, I would highly recommend starting with his first in the series: Rain Fall/A Clean Kill in Tokyo, as his characters develop and expand continuously. The diversity of the subject matter and characters is compelling as the major news headlines of the day. The comradeship of his band of killers, heroes, anti heroes pulls you in from the start.
If you’re a fan of espionage, government spying, cia assassins, mixed with economic, cultural, and international controversial topics of the day, with a unforgettable cast of characters that come to be all to human with all aspects that life offers, tragedy, romance, love , loss, death and not least of all ((through at least one major character) humor.
His references to movies and books throughout is also fun.
Highly recommend.

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  • Laurence
  • 12-10-21

The series is becoming a cartoon

I enjoyed the first few in the series. However Sadly, the Rain series is devolving into a cartoonish, buddy, super-hero series. Disappointing.

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  • Bobby
  • 05-10-21

The Chaos Kind is an AMAZING BOOK

So we’ll done. So funny too, I was laughing out loud!
When is the next one coming out!

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  • Clyde Lerner
  • 22-10-21

Incredible as always. Amazing suspense.

I’ve only read about 15 of Barry’s books. Reading his books is like getting acquainted with family. I think I’ve read about 80% of his books. And I will continue to read on.

This one wasn’t as suspenseful and as much of a thriller as books in the past. But it was comfortable and it had a Lotta good plot twist. I like the introduction of a couple of new characters and getting to know a couple of the characters even more deeply later than I thought I need them. Highly recommend it!

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  • Stacey Nye
  • 21-10-21

A Chaos Masterpiece

The Chaos Kind is a masterpiece of intrigue, humor and revenge. All of Eisler’s complicated yet beloved characters together again for a mission that no one else could handle! Eisler’s narration is spot on and makes me love them, especially Dox, all the more! Cannot wait for the next one!

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  • Janetta
  • 20-10-21

Action

Start to finish action. Pleasantly read. The series is a tried and true favorite. Keep them coming.

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  • djlmom62
  • 20-10-21

Great story..terrific narration

all the characters are together again, with some new heroes thrown in. the story was exciting. i highly recommend it for fans of Barry Eisler.