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Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former US Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentago ...more
And frankly, I would listen to Dick Hill recite the alphabet. Love his narration!(less)
I love Jack Reacher so much and I feel like Lee Child has just sold him out for money. It is so offensive that Child sold the screen rights to Tom Cruise so he could play Reacher. It didn't seem to matter that Reacher is a foot taller and a hundred pounds heavier just to name two obvious reasons he's so obviously miscast. And now it seems like Child is writing the book to support Cruise's portrayal. He usually mentions Reacher size frequently but in this book it's just so casu ...more
(view spoiler)[Basic rule of thumb with six guys: you have to be quick. You can’t spend more than the bare mini ...more
The Reacher series is a favorite of mine, and I'm not sure exactly why, since I am not a fan of vigilante justice. I suppose, though, that the lone, mysterious stranger who rights wrongs and stands up for those who cannot stand up for themselves is something of an archetype. Unlike many characters of this t ...more
Books 1 to 15 in the Jack Reacher series flow in chronological order. All of them are set after Reacher left the army in March 1997 except for Book 8 (The Enemy) and this one. This book 16 goes back in time and is set in March 1997. It describes Reacher’s last investigation as an MP before he left the army.
A woman is murdered in a small town in Mississippi. The Kellum army base is nearby. They army is hoping that the murderer is ...more
This 16th book in the series goes back to 1997, when Jack Reacher was an army MP (military police). A young woman named Janice Chapman has been raped and viciously murdered in the town of Carter Crossing, Mississippi - just outside Fort Kelham Army Base. The army brass, fearing a soldier may be blamed, sends two military cops to look into the case. One is sent to Fort Kelham, presumably to discover if a soldier committed the crime. At the same time Jack Reacher is sent to Carter Cros ...more
Warning - I love all his books and can't imagine this one being any different!
Update: Well, I finished reading this book and had to think hard about what to write for a review. I love Jack Reacher and I love all of Lee Child's Books but is this the beginning of the end? Is Child tired? Yes, Reacher was Reacher in this book but it all f ...more
Of course this is Jack Reacher so THIS small town is home the 4 most beaut ...more
I know some readers don’t like reading about Reacher in the past but I love it and as he’s now approaching 60 I hope we get to see more of his time in the army. The Affair deals with one hell of a co ...more
THE AFFAIR is the sixteenth book in the extremely successful Jack Reacher series. Most of those books deal with Reacher’s life after leaving the military. He is basically a drifter who travels around the US, encounters trouble and deals with it. Back in 2004, Lee Child wrote a prequel (THE ENEMY) which was set during the time that Reacher was still in the military. THE AFFAIR is also a prequel book, which follows him during the t ...more
While I've been aware of Lee Child's best-selling Jack Reacher novels for a while, I hadn't really cracked the cover of one until I heard there was a movie based on the series headed our way. Being the guy who has to read the book first, I headed out to the local library and picked up the first novel, Killing Floor, assuming that the movie series would start with the first novel in the series.
That's what I get for assuming. Turns out that Reacher, like the Bond movies, has decided not to start w...more
It's the long ballyhooed story that explains why Reacher left the Army. Reacher is dispatched to Mississippi to investigate a murder, with the understanding that what he finds out may be so sensitive that the Army may want to keep a lid on it. What seems like a single murder becomes a case of serial killing. Adding to the confusion are cover-ups which lead to other killings.
Novels about serial killers often rely on salacious examinations of the abnormal psychology of the p ...more
Another amazing Reacher story.
We go back in time to 1997 - to the beginning of the end of Reacher's military career.
He has to unofficially find a killer in a little Military Base Town in Mississippi and while doing that he's having an adorable affair with the Police Chief!
All very exciting and mysterious and typical Reacher-ish!
I LOVED IT!
And, for me, that's the whole point. I watched the first movie on a pla ...more
But there things bugged the hell out of me
1. How many times do we need to hear that it's 1997; do we really need the constant reminder that this is set prior to 9/11?!
2. Mindless killing. Up until recent books Reacher has killed, but pretty much only in self defense. He certainly didn' ...more
While this novel is well-crafted and has a complex plot narrated in Child's terse style, I did not care for Jack Reacher in this story. Too much unwarranted killing and too little compassion make the main character seem as malevolent as the bad guys he is after.
This version is an audio book narrated by Dick Hill, another ...more
4.5 stars. Now I want to read the first book in the series, which is apparently set 6 months after this one finishes!
I'm giving four stars...more 3 1/2...because the others I read were clearly three stars. Two stars for a couple.
Needless to say I'm not a Reacher fan but many of my friends are and they still like me, I think. I hope.
In general I enjoyed it. There were a few things that I found odd. There are way more sex scenes than in any other Reacher novel. I know Reacher sleeps with a lot of women but they were longer and more fully describe ...more
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