The Hard Way
Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, as he comes to the UK.
Jack Reacher is alone, the way he likes it.
He watches a man cross a New York street and drive away in a Mercedes. The car contains $1 million of ransom money. Reacher's job is to make sure it all turns out right - money paid, family safely returned.
This is what I call perfection.
The Hard Way is my most favorite in Jack Reacher series so far. Just when I thought Lee Child's book couldn't possibly get any better, he has outdone himself once again with this unputdownable read! If I could, I would give it more than 5 stars.
Who would have thought that just sitting and drinking coffee would get Jack Reacher involved in the investigation of the kidnapping for ransom of a woman and her ...more
Jack Reacher. Star of The Hard Way. Kind of a cross between Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Littlest Hobo. Spends his time being right about everything almost all the time. Except when it's convenient for the plot. Seems to know almost everything, but he's never heard of text messaging. Can guess the time really really accurately. Go ...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
A sort of routine Jack Reacher thriller seemingly involving a kidnap / ransom with one or two good twists, I think this would have benefited from some editorial tightening to the plot. (At nearly 500 pages, it's still just a somewhat ordinary crime / mystery story.) 'Girl Friday' Lauren Pauling - an ex-federal agent turne ...more
Although the books are immensely popular, I find myself constantly giving three-s ...more
Jack Reacher known as the best man-hunter in the world ends up helping Edward Lane, a well-paid mercenary, whose wife and stepdaughter have been kidnapped. Initially Reacher volunteers to help, as the case develops, things prove not to be what they seem. Alarm bells ring when he discovers Lane's previous wife was kidnapped and also during a mission two members of his crew were left behind in a foreign country...what is Lane hiding, what type of character is he?, can he be tr ...more
عنوان: راه سخت - کتاب 10 - از سری جک ریچر؛ نویسنده: لی چایلد؛ مترجم: محمد عباس آبادی؛ تهران، تندیس، 1395؛ در 539 ص؛ شابک: 9786001821974؛
This was another intense one. I do love how Reacher withheld and poked at Lane. How he pushed to get involved in the rescue of Kate and Jade. This man does not suffer fools! He already has a tendency to observe, calculate, and catalog and his years in the military police have provided him with a wealth of psychological ...more
This time Jack Reacher finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, or is it the other way around, in the right place at the right time? As he's enjoying a nice day in New York City, he watches a man cross the street to a Mercedes and drive it away, it would seem ...more
Reacher is sitting in a coffee shop and observes a man enter a parked car and drive away. Reacher soon learns that this man was a kidnapper picking up ransom money. Lane’s wife and daughter were kidnaped. Lane asks Reacher to help find them. Lane runs a group of military mercenaries for hire.
It’s mostly police style investigating. Not enough smart ...more
I love this series like no other. Jack Reacher is a guy who delivers time and ...more
I did realize who the bad guy was quite fast which wasn’t what i typically like. The amount of detail in this book was amazing. I felt like i knew everything and was there when it was taking place. The book kept my attention the whole time which is saying a lot since i am easily distracted. This book almost reminded me of a James Bond type movie…..
The twists? Figured them out almost at the beginning, yet Reacher only gets there on page 406. They seemed really obvious too, though I can't say they detracted from the reading.
I've not really paid much attention to how infuriatingly smug Reacher can be at times eith ...more
While that moment in the first few pages of "The ...more
But those of us who are fans of the Reacher novels know its NEVER simple with this series. Jack Reacher does not take long to realize that there are large holes in the story he is being told. Edward Lane is definitely hiding something. So Reacher starts digging deeper into the past.....
Lee Child has a tremendous gift for putting ...more
"OK for what it was."
"Short sentences. Short words. Good airline book."
"How about the plot?"
"Ludicrous, but that's what you want in a book like this."
"You didn't believe it was possible, then?"
"Belief isn't what it's about. Do you believe Tom Cruise as a six foot five blond-haired ex-MP?"
"I'm asking the questions here. Did all the threads come together? Was it a compelling read?"
"It was logical, if highly unlikely. It was also fun. I was happy to pick it up and continue. ...more