Tripwire (Jack Reacher #3)
I like Lee Child's storytelling skills, and Jack Reacher is a fun character to read about.
Unfortunately, his prose is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Most irritating of all, it's not irredeemably bad, it just needs a good editor. Who is Lee Child's editor? Does he even have one?
"Are you Jack Reacher?" the guy asked for the third time.
Reacher set his bottle on the table and shoo...more
My husband and I also saw the movie 'Jack Reacher' in December and we both enjoyed it.
When Reacher travels to New York City he discovers that Mrs. Jacob is actually Jody Garber,...more
Anyway, this is a pretty enjoyable, if somewhat lightweight tale that is easy to read. It's certainly better than the second book in the series, which was a total stinker. I had doubts over...more
I saw the movie over Christmas and thought, "that might be a fun read." I have now read the first three in the Jack Reacher series and firmly believe that they should all b...more
Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal-and twisted.
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is lying low in Key West, digging up swimming pools by hand. He is not at all pleased when a private detective starts asking questi
Book Title: Tripwire
Series: Jack Reacher (Book 3)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication Date: July 5 2005
Synopsis: A private detective ends up dead. Hours before, the detective was looking for Jack Reacher. He meets with Jack Reacher but Reacher lies and claims he doesn't know any "Jack Reacher". He investigates the suspicious death of the detective and finds that his old CO's daughter had hired the detective. They follow up on her father'...more
Having spent an inordinate amount of my reading years going back and forth between fluff fiction, non-fiction, thrillers, and history, it was a pleasure to stumble upon Lee Child's "Tripwire." I probably never would have found this series if it were not for all the television hype about the Tom Cruise screen version of Child's...more
I got it but it felt lacking.
Seemed like Child spent a lot of time going out of his way with misdirection at every turn, even to the point of having some inner monologue with Jack starting to doubt his own skills, to the point that there was so much misdirection it was obvious that what he was trying to steer both the reader and JR away from was, in fact, the obvious answer.
A lot of this books seemed to be Jack going one way...more
I have several criticisms of this book, some major and some minor. On the minor side, the prose was suspect, redundant and often lazy. As some other reviewers have pointe...more
Mais uma vez, Child acerta ao exibir seu jeito único de escrever: claro, direto e duro. Assim como Jack Reacher. Sem entrelinhas e sem e...more
The book begins with Reacher in Key West, but quickly mo...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
I do love Child's writing. He grabs me and pulls me immediately into the story. The story's basic concept may be a bit of a cliché, but Child has a lovely way of twisting it into something so much more interesting, especially with a character who understands fear and tucks it away as we get to observe from inside Reache...more
Trip Wire sees jack digging pools by hand in the sunny Keys, lots of detail here about the...more
I've come to expect the formula of these books and have no problem with them because I find the books entertaining. What I don't like is that every character, regardless of where they come form or their background, uses "right" and "ok" all the time, in the same fashion. I accepted in the first book that it was just the way Jack spoke. Tha...more
A private detective comes to Florida looking for Reacher. He is killed by two thugs who are also looking for Reacher. Reacher goes to New York to find out who wanted him and why. He learns his close friend Garber wanted his help to find out what happened to a missing soldier in Vietnam. Garber recently died. His daughter Jody helps Reacher with this. A vicious one-armed man is torturing and killing people, mo...more
But when Reacher says he loves Jodie. He's a wanderer that doesn't like to be 'tied down'. He hooks up with a different woman in all his a...more
'....were putting about....'. What a poorly constructed sentence....more
Jack Reacher finds that a woman is looking for him and he gets to her home just as friends were paying their last respects to the woman's father, Gen. Gerber. The General had died recently and was a father figure to Reacher.
Reacher is able to save the general's daughter, Jodie from two men who were sent to kill her. Jodie is an attorney in New York.
In New York, Hook Hobie is behind the attempted murder. He's also in the process...more
Child's third Jack Reacher novel, featuring our ex-MP investigator hero who likes to travel around anonymously, serves up more of the action-packed intrigue we have come to expect from the first two entries in this fine series. Reacher is digging pools in Key West, with a part-time strip-club bouncer job, when a New York PI comes looking for him. Refusing to reveal his identity, Reacher is soon sorry when the man turns up dead a few hours later...more