Digging swimming pools in Key West, Florida, Jack Reacher is as tanned and as fit as he's ever been. Being invisible has become a habit. So when a private detective comes nosing around and asking questions, Reacher is not pleased. Especially when he later finds the guy dead. With his fingertips sliced off. Why was he so determined to find him?Digging swimming pools in Key West, Florida, Jack Reacher is as tanned and as fit as he's ever been. Being invisible has become a habit. So when a private detective comes nosing around and asking questions, Reacher is not pleased. Especially when he later finds the guy dead. With his fingertips sliced off. Why was he so determined to find him?Read Less
WARNING: Lee Childs' books are hard to put down. Don't start one unless you have at least a hour to read.
Jeannine L M
Aug 24, 2014
Another Reacher masterpiece
This Jack Reacher story has twists and turns and keeps your interest. It is hard to put this one down until the end.
Sep 7, 2012
Jack Reacher has a crisis of self-doubt.
This is almost as good as the other books in the series. At one point, Reacher does experience a deuce-and-a-half load of self-doubt, and the big reveal is telegraphed way in advance, but still, it is a solid addition to a series that can always be relied upon to leave you saying, "Boy! I enjoyed that." We're not talking great literature. We're just talking about sitting down with a book in our hands and having a good time with a bigger-than-life hero who does what we fantasize about.
Dec 31, 2011
If you like action, this has it!
The book is intense, Reacher is exceedingly logical, often describing his conclusions and the path to them. Oh and did I say he can win any battle with 4 or fewer opponents since he is 6 foot 6 and had 13 years in the military police -- you know capturing special forces or other combat veterans when they go wrong (seldom in my view), but that's the thesis. I think I have bought all of the series so far.
Nov 24, 2011
Good book. Hard to put down. After readng I an ready for the next book in the seris.
Publishers Weekly, 1999-05-31 Jack Reacher, the hulking ex-soldier readers will remember from Child's first two thrillers, Die Trying and Killing Floor, can kill with his bare hands, and sports chest muscles thick enough to stop bullets. He's actually a dynamo of a character, wily in an innocent sort of way, and the anchor to one of the best new series in thriller fiction. Here, Reacher is incognito, living the life of a drifter and digging swimming pools in Key West. When a PI from New York comes looking for him, and shortly afterwards turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher flies north and discovers that the instigator of the search is Leon Garber, his former army commanding officer. But Garber has died the day before Reacher arrives. As Reacher finds out from Jodie Jacob, Garner's beautiful attorney daughter, Garber was helping an elderly couple to locate their son, who supposedly died in a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War. The military won't confirm the death, however, or even classify the soldier as missing in action. Pursuing the search together, Reacher and Jacob narrowly escape murder attempts by a pair of dark-suited thugs who work for an evil corporate loan shark named "Hook" Hobie, who has a hideously disfigured face and a metal hook for a right hand. Hobie is harboring a terrible secret linking him to the couple's vanished son, and he'll kill anyone who tries to discover his diabolical past. A showdown between the two men is inevitable, and when it happens, it's a beaut?almost as good as Child's skillfully laid surprise ending and the crisp and original dialogue throughout. Reacher is a complex, contemplative brute whose aversion to social and material entanglements entail very peculiar habits and ideas. He never cleans his clothes, preferring to buy new ones (going to a dry cleaner implies a commitment to return); and he's spellbinding whether kicking in doors or just kicking around a thought in his brain. Literary Guild featured alternate; feature film rights for Killing Floor and the character of Jack Reacher optioned by Mark Johnson/Polygram; rights to Jack Reacher series sold to 18 countries. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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