Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations,
then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning
his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler's bestselling
thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year,
have been included in numerous "Best Of" lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages.
Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he's not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law.
After graduating from Cornell Law School in 1989, Barry Eisler spent three years with the U.S. government. .
For a decade thereafter he practiced various aspects of international law, including a year with the Japanese
law firm of Hamada and Matsumoto in Tokyo and two years as in-house counsel at the Osaka headquarters of Matsushita Electric and Industrial Co., Ltd.
Mr. Eisler earned his black belt in judo from the Kodokan International Judo Center in Tokyo.
Today he lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to travel to Japan frequently.
Rights to the Rain books have been sold in 12 countries, and film rights have been purchased by Jet Li.