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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)
The Affair is the sixteenth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child but is a prequel set chronologically before most of them. This book is written in the first person and first published on 29 September 2011 in the United Kingdom.
The Affair is a prequel set six months before Child's first novel, Killing Floor and setting out the explosive circumstances under which Reacher's career in the United States Army was terminated.
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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 m ...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
In this 16th book in the 'Jack Reacher' series, we get a flashback to the time Jack was an army MP. The book can be read as a standalone.
This addition to 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 cas ...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
As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of the book. Thank you.
I very much loved the deep-south setting.
Some nice quotes. Most sex in books is pretty flat to me, but The Affair has the best erotic and sex scenes Child has ever written. Woooot woooooo:
.... .... “Wait,” she said ...more
This is really where it all started for Jack Reacher. In book 1 Killing Floor and all subsequent book it is alluded to, but never put into words, why Jack left the army when it is obvious he still has a lot to offer. Well wonder no more The Affair settles that mystery once and for all. This book is the prequel to where it all started.
There’s something terribly wrong in Carters Crossing.
Carters Crossing is a small, in the middle of nowhere, count ...more
Of course this is Jack Reacher so THIS small town is home the 4 most beaut ...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
It’s nice to see Jack Reacher show emotions, The Affair with Country Sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux (former 16 year US Marine - stunningly beautiful woman). Reacher is assigned to her investigation “going nowhere” of 3 murdered woman.
Two black vs. one white woman? Two pregnant? One woman with changed identity by an official US Army officer, his affairs with many woman?
Deveraux & Reacher enter a love relationship in The Affair which “lightens” th ...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
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!
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
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
Lee Child’s sixteenth novel in the Jack Reacher series, “The Affair”, is, as expected, a phenomenal suspense thriller and a riveting murder mystery. One can, of course, enjoy the book on those merits alone, strictly as entertainment, but, like most of Child’s previous Reacher novels, “The Affair” can also be looked at as an examination of relevant societal issues. In this case, the issues seem exceedingly apropos given some of ...more
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