Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past. Never apologize. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past. Never apologize. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?Read Less
If you're a fan of the slam-bang action genre, you can't go wrong with a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. Reacher is a former U.S. Army policeman who, after being forcibly retired, has devoted himself to a life of aimless wandering and righting the wrongs he encounters along the way. He is the modern version of the English tradition of the knight-errant or the Japanese "ronin". Despite the fact that the author, Lee Child, is neither American, nor military, nor a policeman, the series has a great sense of authenticity. Each and every one is a very satisfying read. They are the equivalent of comfort food.
Jan 19, 2012
lee child - persuader
fantastic book as usual from lee child in this series about jack reacher
it makes you look for more of these books
Dec 17, 2010
Reacher seeks revenge
Strolling along a street in Boston, in front of Symphony Hall, Reacher is stunned to see a face from his past. A face that he expected never to see again, since he had eliminated the guy 10 years ago, while still an Army MP: a very bad guy, a traitor, in fact, as well as a sadist and murderer.
Soon, Reacher finds himself embroiled in a complicated coverup/scam of the sort that can so easily go wrong, alone in a houseful of scary mob-types on a desolate headland just south of Portland, Maine. He needs to find out what happened to a DEA agent that had been sent into the house, get the skinny on what exactly the Beck family is involved in, and get his final revenge on Quinn, who seems to be somehow involved as the mastermind here. A sexy encounter with his DEA handler, Susan Duffy, provides the necessary light relief from all the tension, because Jack is really on his own, more than ever, in this really creepy tale. At one point, his only way to get out of the mansion is to climb down a drainpipe and swim (in the Atlantic Ocean, in November, no less --a thing that can barely be done in August, truth be told) to get to a meeting with his backup people. Jack prevails, naturally, but the way he gets from here to there in this book makes it one of my favorite Reacher novels. Highly recommended.
May 6, 2010
another good one
fast paced, easy read, recommended to all who like action novels
Jul 27, 2008
No Persuasion Needed
Lee Child is a fabulous writer. This book has very little set up and all of a sudden you find yourself intrenched in the middle of high drama. I think one of the reasons we keep reading about Jack Reacher is that we all wish that for a short time we could be like he is. He is a protector of the underdog and footloose and fanct free. He has integrity and honor and great love for his country. The best part of course is that he doesn't have to kiss anyone's butt to exist. The downside is that his lifestyle is only so neat because it's a novel. This book does exactly what a book is supposed to do. It takes you on a journey and transports you to another place and time. Great entertainment. This is one of my favorites of his books.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-03-10 The promo copy on the ARC of Child's new thriller proclaims, "We dare to make this claim: Lee Child is the best thriller writer you're probably not reading-yet." Hopefully the "six-figure" marketing campaign promised by Child's new publisher will make that statement obsolete, because readers will be hard-pressed to find a more engaging thriller this spring season. Child is a master of storytelling skills, not least the plot twist, and the opening chapter of this novel spins a doozy, as a high-octane, extremely violent action sequence sees Child hero Jack Reacher rescue a young man, 20-year-old Richard Beck, from an attempted kidnapping before the rug is pulled out from under the reader with the chapter's last line. The rest of the novel centers on the Beck family's isolated, heavily guarded estate on the Maine coast where Reacher takes Richard. Richard's father is suspected by Feds of being a major drug dealer and the kidnapper of another Fed, and also seems to have ties to a fiend who killed Reacher's lady 10 years before, someone Reacher thought he'd killed in turn, in a vengeance slaying. Tension runs high, then extremely high, as Reacher, ingratiating himself with the dealer and hired on as a bodyguard, pokes around the estate, looking for the kidnapped Fed and evading and/or disposing of in-house bad guys as they begin to suspect he's not who he seems. But then little in Child's novels is as it at first seems, and numerous further plot twists spark the story line. What makes the novel really zing, though, is Reacher's narration-a unique mix of the brainy and the brutal, of strategic thinking and explosive action, moral rumination and ruthless force, marking him as one of the most memorable heroes in contemporary thrillerdom. Any thriller fan who has yet to read Lee Child should start now. (May 13) Forecast: The publisher is aiming at Father's Day sales, and with the help of a massive campaign, including print, radio and airline advertising, Child could be poised to reap the sort of sales he deserves. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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