Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher--a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose--goes to war against a town that not ...
Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher--a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose--goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead. It wasn't the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see . . . where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later . . . where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops--the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded--waits and watches . . . where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return. Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair--against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him--and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that's killing Americans by the thousand. Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.
I was happy with the book and it arrived on time and in the state it was described
Michael J P
Mar 21, 2013
Jack Reacher would be proud
and I'm proud to have discovered this Alibris bookstore. Will not hesitate to order any other books from them.
Aug 26, 2010
Who needs BoardersI'Ill never have to shop there again
Aug 6, 2009
Nothing to Worry About
When you read about Reacher, you don't feel tension about his survival---you know that what ever happens he will deal with it. Maybe an ancillary character will get bruised or even killed off, but mainly it is the bad guys who get broken up. Finding out how Child gets his man out of the pickle, and finding the inside dope on how some things work is part of the fun, as is watching the quirky plot unfold. The Nobel Prize Committee members probably read Reacher, they just won't admit it, He is much too enjoyable to pass up.
Jan 15, 2009
Feel like you know him.
The world of Jack Reacher builds with each book and keeps your interest right to the last page. Yes, he is arrogant and seems to write his own laws at times, but that said, he is always on the side of right. I don't want to be "Reacher" because I couldn't live like that, but I do want his brain for working out situations. I dread the day when there will be no more "Reacher" books to read.
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