The Affair (Jack Reacher #16)
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 soli...more
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 Pentagon is the world’s largest office building, six and a half million square feet, thirty thousand people, more than seventeen miles of corridors, but it was built with just three street doors, each one of them opening into a guarded pedestrian lobby. I chose the southeast option, the main concourse entrance, the one nearest the Metro and the bus station, because it was the busiest and the most popular with civilian workers, and I wanted...more
1. I don't care how this turns out. I really don't. I never felt engaged in the story, and half the time I missed key details while I was listening.
2. I fast forwarded through the love scenes. They were so overwrought and I really don't like details. And it was too much fast fowarding.
3. And then please, Mr. Child, can you describe a woman without calling her spectacular. All the women in this book are spectacu...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
(view spoiler)[Basic rule of thumb with six guys: you have to be quick. You can’t spend more than the bare mini...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
It jumps ahead to before the...more
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Reacher's cover is soon blown by the female police chief, who just happens to be an ex MP, who has returned to the town where...more
This is really the prequel, the back story to Reacher’s leaving the army and heading out on his own in search of justice. In this one he is still in the army as an army cop, and he is sent to Carters Crossing, Mississippi because a young woman was brutally killed and it appears that someone from the nearby base may be responsible. But really his job is to prove th...more
The schtick, unfortunately, gets old fast and always feels slightly forced. While it was always believable that Reacher was a man slightly out of tune with his culture, this book portrays him too much as a blank slate dropped into a world that he had b...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
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