The Affair (Jack Reacher #16)
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Books 1 to 15 in the Jack Reacher series flow in chronological order. All of them are set after Reacher left the army in March 1997 except for Book 8 (The Enemy) and this one. This book 16 goes back in time and is set in March 1997. It describes Reacher’s last investigation as an MP before he left the army.
A woman is murdered in a small town in Mississippi. The Kellum army base is nearby. They army is hoping that the murderer is...more
The Reacher series is a favorite of mine, and I'm not sure exactly why, since I am not a fan of vigilante justice. I suppose, though, that the lone, mysterious stranger who rights wrongs and stands up for those who cannot stand up for themselves is something of an archetype. Unlike many characters of this t...more
Warning - I love all his books and can't imagine this one being any different!
Update: Well, I finished reading this book and had to think hard about what to write for a review. I love Jack Reacher and I love all of Lee Child's Books but is this the beginning of the end? Is Child tired? Yes, Reacher was Reacher in this book but it all f...more
THE AFFAIR is the sixteenth book in the extremely successful Jack Reacher series. Most of those books deal with Reacher’s life after leaving the military. He is basically a drifter who travels around the US, encounters trouble and deals with it. Back in 2004, Lee Child wrote a prequel (THE ENEMY) which was set during the time that Reacher was still in the military. THE AFFAIR is also a prequel book, which follows him during the t...more
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While this novel is well-crafted and has a complex plot narrated in Child's terse style, I did not care for Jack Reacher in this story. Too much unwarranted killing and too little compassion make the main character seem as malevolent as the bad guys he is after.
This version is an audio book narrated by Dick Hill, another...more
But Child took another step. He included sex scenes which he never did before. Is this Hollywood? I understand all his books have been optioned. Also, I have heard - but I cannot understand - that Tom Cruise will play Reacher. All 6 and a half feet, 250 or however many pounds. How is that possible? And isn't Tom Cruise too familiar to become Reacher? Mission Imp...more
With Reacher, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child has created “a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers” (The Washington Post). Everything starts somewhere. . . .For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup.A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is or...more
I love Jack Reacher so much and I feel like Lee Child has just sold him out for money. It is so offensive that Child sold the screen rights to Tom Cruise so he could play Reacher. It didn't seem to matter that Reacher is a foot taller and a hundred pounds heavier just to name two obvious reasons he's so obviously miscast. And now it seems like Child is writing the book to support Cruise's portrayal. He usually mentions Reacher size frequently but in this book it's just so casu...more
Most of the action takes place near Fort Kelham, a fictional army ranger base in Northern Mississippi, where Reacher has been sent to make sure the army is not implicated in the murde...more
A woman in Mississippi has had her throat viciously slashed and despite the lack of evidence, it is believed that this could have been a crime committed by someone at the Kelham military base. Reacher is sent undercover to try and glean information from the local population while his peer i...more
By Ellen Rappaport (Florida)
This review is from: The Affair (Jack Reacher #16) (Mass Market Paperback)
I listened to this phenomenal book on CD performed by Dick Hill who did a spectacular job of capturing the mood and character of
This book finds our loner,Jack Reacher, in an affair with a beautiful and equally intelligent Sheriff. Elizabeth Deveraux and Jack actually work as a team in uncovering a killer...but is that killer a soldier?
This is a flashback to 1997 and Reacher is 36, and it sets us up for the events that will follow with the first full-length story in this series, Killing Floor .
Not what I was expecting. After 61 Hours and Worth Dying For , I could have sworn that Jack was heading for Virginia and Susan. Wow. I was so wrong. Not least, because this takes place back in the past just before Reacher quits the army.
That said, they are indeed very formulaic - Reacher falls ass-backwards into trouble and after his sensibilities get offended somehow, he decides to stay and finish the fight. And that typically means that everybody gets dead, mostly through the application of force through his hands to somebody's neck. In the...more
The Affair is a prequel (Jack Reacher #16)to the Reacher series. Everything starts somewhere and for Jack Reacher that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup.
Elizabeth Deveraux is the sheriff of Carter County. Her father had been a very popular sheriff of the county before he died, and voters may not ha...more
All the Reacher novels are in chronological order, but The Affair is a prequel of sorts. It tells us why Reacher left the army, and fills in that particular gap in his resume.
March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy – or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover.
The county sheriff is a former U.S. M...more
I finally found out why Jack Reacher left the Military. This sixteenth addition to the Reacher Series takes us back to 1997. Jack’s still a military cop when he’s sent to Mississippi to investigate the murder of a beautiful young white woman. The Military wants to find someone to blame in order to exonerate the local base full of Army Rangers.
Powerful forces are at work in the small Mississippi town and Jack must decide between what’s right and saving his career. He runs into the local sheriff-...more
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