Echo Burning (Jack Reacher #5)
"Smashingly suspenseful...Child builds tension to unbearable extremes." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
As usual, the story is effective enough, but frankly, I'm feeling that Child doesn't do enough "credibility" checking on his stories, and relies upon the fact that we're completely committed to Reacher, so we won't notice that all the other characters immediately trust him as well.
Without giving spo...more
Overall, meh. I get it about a certain contrivance in everything that happens in Jack Reacher stories. But this book goes overboard. Characters act unbelievably, not in coincidences of story (acceptable) but in ways human beings don't act. Like Reacher's lawyer pal. Or the two wrangler-clowns. The cookie-cutter 'hit squad.' And oh man, the...more
So who does Reacher interact with in this book? A Hispanic woman named Carmen. She picks up Reacher as a hitchhiker and tells him a sad story a...more
Reacher suffers a temporary bout of self doubt as his gullibility is tested by a desperate Latina seeking his help. Set in Texas, this book questions the savage prejudice and ponderous justice system in south Texas.
After having read so many Reacher books, it was somewhat refreshing for him to have a bit of self doubt, it humanized him. This has the typical Reacher plot of his reluctant entry into a dangerous situation and settling it with his normal, physical justice me...more
When Reacher hitches a lift from a good looking Mexican woman he has no idea how much trouble he is getting into. She says she is a battered wife who’s husband is coming out of prison shortly and she desperately needs his help to kill her husband before he kills her.
This book begins slowly, the woman – Carmen takes an age to tell Reacher her story and the book is filled with journeys each of which is described in minute detail. Those parts are the slow b...more
The plot details are slightly different from The Visitor when he was still in New York and bored of his stable life. In Echo Burning Reacher...more
Which means, that you expect all the coincidences that are going to happen, and it also means that you don't expect a great deal of character development.
We know what we are getting with Mr. Reacher...an unemployed James Bond who will save the day, although not before he gets involved in a huge complicated plot that only he can figure out. After he solves the problem, he will fade into the nig...more
Reacher is picked up by a woman at the end of her rope. She's trapped in an abusive marriage to a wealthy man who cont...more
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The book is based on a character called Jack Reacher. It is classed as a thriller on the front of the book, but I think it is a little tame for that. Maybe an action mystery.
Jack comes across as a bit of a hard man. He is a former military police officer/investigator so justice is up there on his list. He doesn’t necessarily stick to the law, but is a bit of a Robin Hood, the bad get what they deserve. He seems to be drifting aro...more
Thumbing across the west Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go. Cruising the same stretch of blacktop is Carmen Greer. But the lift comes with a hitch. She's got a wild story to tell--about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that's pure Gothic.Amazon.com Review
Jack Reacher is Spenser before Robert Parker domesticated his Boston PI--in fact, Reacher's even tougher than Hawk. He can inhale and exhale a few times and pump up his muscles so they make a bad character think twic
He's also still finding trouble. Right away he's in a bar staring at a redneck cop who is wolfing down bbq chicken wings and letting the greasy sauce roll down onto his shirt. Naturally he stopped to glance at suc...more
Echo Burning is a first rate noir thriller with a Western tint to it. Sure, there's the usual improbabilities that the other Reacher books share. Like Reacher's uncanny abilities at deduction, not to me...more
That said, I enjoyed this book. Reacher runs afoul of a local police officer and needs to get outta town quick and while hitchhiking is picked up by Carmen Greer, who has more than doing a good turn for a gu...more
I hated this one! That bitch Carmen and her approach with Reacher. It's just wrong! Stupid twit! What is so important that she has to stick around? She's okay with offering her body, with asking someone to kill for her, but she's not okay with having a clean conscience and going on the run? Even to protect herself and her child? The way she keeps p...more
The first few scenes in the book were great. Plenty of action and it set the story up well - but after this everything went downhill. Reacher believes a complete stranger based entirely on his gut instinct and then most o...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
Carmen is of Mexican heritage. Her husband Sloop is white. They live with his mother and brother on a remote Texas ranch. The mother and brother despise her because she is Hispanic. Her husband frequently beats her. They have a six-year-old daughter Ellie. Carmen has no money or family she can turn to. Sloop has been in jail for 1 ½ years and will be coming home in two days. Rea...more
While the reader does have great access to character motivation, Child generally only allows us...more
As usual, ex-MP, now civilian, Jack Reacher is drifting about the country when he's picked up by Carmen Greer, a Latina from a wealthy Mexican-American family who marries Sloop Greer, an oil-rich Texan with a horribly racist family. Their little girl, Ellie, herself a brave smart soul, is the slim tie that binds, but almost immediately Carmen winds up being a punching bag for Sloop. After nearly seven years of injuries, several serious en...more