New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. Soon America won't have any enemies left to fight. The army is under pressure to downsize. Jack ...Show synopsisNew Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. Soon America won't have any enemies left to fight. The army is under pressure to downsize. Jack Reacher is the duty Military Police officer on a base in North Carolina when he takes a call reporting a dead soldier. The body was found in a sleazy motel used by local hookers. Reacher tells the local cop to handle it - it sounds like the guy just had a heart attack. But the dead man turns out to have been a two-star general on a secret mission. And then, many miles away, when Reacher goes to the general's house to break the sad news, he finds a battered corpse: the general's wife. Lee Child's new stomach-churning, palm-sweating thriller turns back the clock to Jack Reacher's army days. For the first time we meet a younger Reacher, a Reacher not yet disillusioned with military life. A Reacher with family. A Reacher in dogtags and starched uniform who imposes army discipline, if only in his own pragmatic way. A Reacher as far from the no-credit card, no-last-known-address drifter of the previous eight novels as is possible to imagine.Hide synopsis
The Enemy (Brilliance Audio) – Audiobook CD (2007)
Lee Child, Dick Hill (Read by)
Audiobook CD, Brilliance Audio 2007
ISBN: 1423319613 ISBN-13: 9781423319610
Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier's son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars. But in every cop's life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case? New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina ?hot-sheets? motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is ...Show moreJack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier's son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars. But in every cop's life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case? New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina ?hot-sheets? motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled. Within hours the general's wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall? Two Special Forces soldiers?the toughest of the tough?are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher?an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit?is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have. But Reacher won't quit. He's fighting a new kind of war. And he's taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn't know he had. With his French-born mother dying?and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret?Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed?about his family, his career, his loyalties?and himself. Because this soldier's son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death?and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.Hide
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Every once in while you get a Reacher that starts OK but unravels at the end. In "Enemy", you get Reacher's brother, the death of his mother, a romance that goes nowhere, and and a totally anticlimactic ending.
Read "Killing Floor". That's more like it.
Reacher, (and 19 other hotshot MP investigators), find themselves transferred suddenly from fun trouble zones, to boring ones stateside. Why? Who knows, it's the Army, after all. But when his CO and mentor, Leon Garber, is also found to have been transferred, from the States to a higher level station in Korea, Jack really starts to wonder. It's the new millennium, the Army is set to start downsizing after the fall of Communism, strange things are happening. A General is found dead near Reacher's new posting, in very questionable circumstances; the General's wife is murdered in her home, near Washington; a Delta force sargent is brutally murdered and mutilated on the base. What's going on? You know Reacher will find out, even if he has to track the villains from Frankfurt to Paris to California, and points in between, along with his really cute lieutenant. Hot times in the seizieme arrondissement. And sad times, too, for Jack, when his mother is found to be sick and dying, while he needs to be elsewhere taking care of the Army's business. Maybe this is when Reacher starts to lose his taste for Army regimentation, and starts to long for freedom.Excellent, as always.
I've read all of the Jack Reacher books in print (61 Hours is the last one of the series, as I write this), and I'm a total fan of Lee Childs and his tough-guy hero, Jack Reacher. If you're also a fan, have you read a similar series whose here is smart and tough, and whose stories are just as compelling ...
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