Persuader (Jack Reacher #7)
The ultimate loner.
An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.
And without fear. Which is good, because trouble--big, violent, complicated trouble--finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once...not ever.
He has an AOL device hidden in his shoe. He says nothing a lot. So does everyone else in this novel.
I'm not cut out for crime fiction. It bugs me.
So for with about 60 percent of the book finished I have really enjoyed this fast moving story of a former military MP out to finish one of his failures have to go undercover in a drug gang which is being run by a group higher up. It does not matter that I have not read any of the other novels in this series since th...more
I read this on my Kindle and found myself slipping it out of my purse and reading a few pages here and there throughout the d...more
The ultimate loner.
An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he’s moved from place to place…without family…without possessions…without commitments.
And without fear. Which is good, because trouble—big, violent, complicated trouble—finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once…not ever.
But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business.
Ten years ago, a key investigati
Could you live undercover with an arms dealer for several days while trying to uncover clues about a missing DEA agent? This is exactly what the main character in The Persuader must do. Lee Child’s, The Persuader, is a thrilling novel portraying the endeavours of ex-military cop, Jack Reacher. This bone-chiller grabbed my attention after the first paragraph. Child’s creative plot, descriptive language, and unique writing style kept my nose in this book until it...more
Reacher is hot for vengeance and talk about TENSION. Sneaky, too. A grand scheme to get Reacher inside the house so he can search for a missing agent. A plan with so many ways it could backfire…and it does in ways expected and not.
Duke's got some cheek, dissin' on Reacher just...more
I was a little surprised when I started reading the book that it was in fi...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
Like the short story, this book gripped me from the beginning. The writing is tight; the character Jack Reacher came to life right away; the suspense began from the first word and kept on going. There was a flashback after chapter one. I...more
Reacher thought he killed bad guy Quinn ten years ago. He recently saw Quinn on the street. He learns that FBI agents are trying to catch Quinn and Beck who work together. They believe Beck is into drug smuggling. Reacher gets hired by Beck and is now undercover.
There is a great scene in the beginning with Reacher thwa...more
This book takes off like a dragster and keeps accelerating. It's an action book in a category that over-uses the word "action." Lee Child delivers.
Plus, it's cleanly written, intelligent, complex/twisty and filled with fascinating details (operating characteristics of the H&K MP5, for example, or the jurisdictional boundaries between ATF and Justice Dept.).
In essence, it's a well-written, rich, fast ride. It runs about 350 pages.
For me, the biggest surprise,...more
It was tough not to like Jack Reacher when we tried our first Lee Child novel, "Killing Floor". Back in "Persuader", the seventh in the series, our amazing hero Reacher is his usual one-man army in tracking down relentlessly a man he thought he killed ten years ago as a military MP.
The book opens fast as Reacher gets involved in what looks like a kidnapping, kills a couple of bad guys, and then by accident, a cop. This gains him access to the f...more
Reacher finds himself in danger again. This time he has his own personal reasons for getting involved, things that need finishing from his past. Working with a DEA team he is going undercover against a deadly group of ex-army thugs. The drug dealers are the problem of the DEA; Reacher wants their boss, the man calling all the shots. Its revenge he has in mind and nothing will stop him, he is the Persuader.
What an intro! Persuader starts off w...more
I've read four books now and they're all formulaic. Don't get me wrong -- this is not a criticism. It's a great formula and the variances are enough to keep it interesting. This is literature for men - it's like the TV show "24" without the ticking clock and the commercials.
Take the following:
- One 6-5 ex-Military Policeman who knows pretty much every way there is to subdue...more
Usual format although this one has a nice line when the trick played at the beginning is summed up by reacher himself as "having more holes than swiss cheese". This is a nice line and allows you to forgive the author anything else that transpires. I think Child just plays with the form. His books are all ide...more
Reacher gets better and better.. (gets in the first real fight where I've felt he was outmatched.... slam-bang up against a Steroid monster of a bad guy)..
This book has it all-- mafia types, spies, perverts, and smack...more
"Persuader" meets my critera for guilty pleasure: plots that race at breakneck speed, characters that stop just short of being stereotypes, situations that almost defy belief, explicit violence, a little sex, plot twists and turns that keep me interested, a protagonist who is weird but likable, tough but with a soft heart and able to think at lightning speed.
In this version, Jack Reacher gets involved in trying to rescue an undercover DEA agent wh...more
Jack Reacher fans know he was raised in a military family that was anything but cozy, he was in the military police for 13 years, and now he just wanders around without a driver's license (though he does a lot of driving and never get...more
If it were believable, it would be repulsive. But this is a thriller that knows its audience and delivers. It begins with a chance encounter in a Boston street, develops -through a kidnap which may or may not be genuine - into the weird lifestyle of a Persian carpet salesman...more