The Hard Way (Jack Reacher #10)
Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking...more
The Jack Reacher character is kind of Sherlock Holmes character in deducting clues to be considered but with a killer attitude to figh...more
Jack Reacher known as the best man-hunter in the world ends up helping Edward Lane, a well-paid mercenary, whose wife and stepdaughter have been kidnapped. Initially Reacher volunteers to help, as the case develops, things prove not to be what they seem. Alarm bells ring when he discovers Lane's previous wife was kidnapped and also during a mission two members of his crew were left behind in a foreign country...what is Lane hiding, what type of character is he?, can he be tr...more
Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money because Edward Lane, the man who paid it, would do anything to get his family back.
Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And Jack Reacher is the best manhunter in the world.
On the trail of vicious ki
This book gives an impression that the author was compelled to write a thriller exactly as prescribed by an external force that gave him neither choice nor time to either contemplate on or refine his wr...more
This was another intense one. I do love how Reacher withheld and poked at Lane. How he pushed to get involved in the rescue of Kate and Jade. This man does not suffer fools! He already has a tendency to observe, calculate, and catalog and his years in the military police have provided him with a wealth of psychological field study of the worst of human nature. It's...more
If you like crime fiction thrillers you can’t put down, the Reacher novels by Lee Childs may be the books for you. They work for me! I have read two and so far it appears that they are stand alone novels, in that they don’t need to be read in any particular order.
Jack Reacher is like Sherlock Holmes, only more modern and much sexier!!
As a retired (do they ever actually retire??) military man, Jack uses his amazingly honed survival skills to help seek out the bad guys in our crazy world of toda...more
There were a number of things I figured out before they were revealed in the story, but th...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
Jack Reacher. Star of The Hard Way. Kind of a cross between Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Littlest Hobo. Spends his time being right about everything almost all the time. Except when it's convenient for the plot. Seems to know almost everything, but he's never heard of text messaging. Can guess the time really really accurately. Go...more
Reacher is sitting in a coffee shop and observes a man enter a parked car and drive away. Reacher soon learns that this man was a kidnapper picking up ransom money. Lane’s wife and daughter were kidnaped. Lane asks Reacher to help find them. Lane runs a group of military mercenaries for hire.
It’s mostly police style investigating. Not enough smart...more
Ainsi je fais connaissance avec Reacher en lisant sa 10e aventure (16 sont parues ; la 17e est annoncée pour 2012). Etrange personnage, espèce de vaga...more
When Jack Reacher watched a man in New York City drive away in a Mercedes, he had no idea just what was coming his way. The car belonged to Edward Lane who has many mercenaries working for him, and it contained a million dollars worth of ransom money. Jack Reacher now finds himself working for Lane in the search for the man’s wife and step-daughter. When Reacher finds out just who his employer is and what he has done in the past, he wants...more
Reacher witnesses something going on whilst having a coffee in New York. Rather nicely, this is the ransom being paid by a professional mercanary (the baddest man in literature - he threatedn to cut the hymen out of his step daughter with a potatoe peeler - nasty), whose wife has been kidnapped. And his first wife died in a...more
While that moment in the first few pages of "The...more
THE HARD WAY is my favorite book in the series so far because of the way the author manages to turn a kidnapping into such a multi-layered mystery. Lee Child pulls that off while still incorporating a mostly-subtle sense of tough-guy, military background that always en...more
For those who don't know him, Jack was born in a military family, looks NOTHING like pretty boy Tom Cruise (think Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler" for what Jack looks like), and his whole family is now dead. He spent 13 years as a military policeman and investigator and has now been seeing the one country...more
This is a slightly younger Reacher, who still ap...more