The Enemy (Jack Reacher #8)
New Year’s Day, 1990. Th...more
Chronologically, it's more like first as it takes place when Jack is still an M.P.
I just love how Reacher's mind works. It's fascinating to read how he pulls the clues together, how he puts himself into the killer's mind. I do like the post pathologist. He's as interested in truth as Reacher and they dance...more
Reacher has been transferred back from Panama to a nowhere base in North Carolina. His transfer papers sign...more
When we first met Jack Reacher in Killing Floor , he had spent 13 years as a military cop and had retired from the Army. He was living a weird life which continued through the next books where he kept getting caught up in mysteries or being asked by some government...more
Türk yayın evlerinin (popüler kültürün kölesi olmuş gençler sağolsun)dilimize çevirmekle uğraştıkları saçma fantastik kitaplar yüzünden geri planda kalıp dilimize bir türlü tam olarak çevrilmeyen bu efsane serideki okuduğum en ilginç kitaptı kesinlikle.(Şu kurduğum ibretlik cümleyi mümkünse tek nefeste okumayın başınıza bişey gelmesin.Arada mola vere vere.)
Kitabın ilginç olmasının nedeni aslında çok basit.Bilen bilir Jack Reacher'ın gittiği her yerde "ben eski...more
He is removed from his post in Panama and stationed in North Carolina on New Year's Eve. A strategic relocation by someone that still has yet to be identified... While "celebrating" the new year in the MP office he is called to a run down hotel where a 2 st...more
I am working on my own version of a thriller novel, based in Detroit and have turned to a new mentor/advisor to help me break some bad habits when it comes to my pantsing etc. and to assure me that yes,...more
Another downside to this tale is that I knew what happened before Reacher did. It was gl...more
But, whether you go to see the movie or just want a fun read, I highly recommend these novels. I have read two now and am on my third. Same engaging character (Reacher,) great plot lines, wonderful suppor...more
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 one case that changes everything. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.
New Year’s Day, 1990. In a North Carolina motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered. Then the dominoes really start to
When we first meet Jack, he’s a Major in the Military Police, an Academy grad and...more
Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social con...more
In a Lee Child composition, some of the recognizable elements are: clean, elegant prose; a tight plot; abundant twists and turns; and more than one heart stopping surprise. An added element in "The Enemy" is that this book not only stops the heart, but tugs at the heartstrings.
"The Enemy" takes place in 1990, as the Berlin Wall is coming down and the world is drastically changing. In the Army, Jack Reacher's life-long home, change is not good. It's an enemy to be defeated by any means necessary...more
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...more
There were a lot of characters in this book and Child handled them by assigning interesting character notes but not getting too in-depth. For example, protagonist Jack Reacher refers to his sergeant as 'my sergeant' or 'the sergeant with the baby son.' We never learn her name. Reacher's opposite numbers at ot...more
A general was meeting someone for sex in a motel and dies of a heart attack. His briefcase with confidential documents is missing. Someone kills his wife the same day. Someone kills a Delta force soldier in the woods a day or so later. Reacher’s boss is transferred out and replaced by Willard who tells Reacher not to investigate these deaths.
Unfortunately, in some books, such as "Echo Burning" (My review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... Child departs from this successful formula, deciding instead to write a "borer" with a "do nothing hero". "The Enemy" is a little of both. To be fair, the...more
Amazing scene with Reacher and his brother taking leave of their dying mother in Paris:
Then she revisited another old family ritual. She did something she had done ten thousand times before, all through our lives, since we were first old enough to have individuality of our own. She stuggled up out of her chair and stepped ove...more
Jack Reacher is one of the best. You want a military crime solved, you come to him. On New Year’s Day a two-star general is found dead in a hotel room and his briefcase is nowhere to be found. It is 1990 and with a troop reduction looming, Reacher must prove his worth by controlling this delicate situation. Hours later the general’s wife is found dead miles away. Told to back off of the case, Recaher is unable to follow those orders, for he is being fram...more
We've been hooked by Child's Jack Reacher series since reading "Killing Floor". Unlike the other seven, which feature our leading man as basically a vagrant vigilante, wandering around incognito solving difficult problems and snapping necks here and there (!), in "Enemy" we have almost a Clancy-style military thriller from when Jack was still in the Army. After being transferred rather suddenly just before New Year's 1990, Jack is soon embroil...more
I had a lot of fun reading this. From a writing standpoint, I was pretty appalled by the opening paragraph--the first sentence of the book is a fragment, a metaphor, and an un...more
I had mentioned in previous reviews that I had to take a break from reading the Reacher novels because I was seeing the pattern too easily in his writing. Well, after taking a break and reading some so-so books, I'm glad I'm back. In this particular story, it takes place whi...more