In the next few tense seconds Reacher will make a choice and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times best seller Lee Child.
Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.
Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark's plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan...from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.
In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.
Take another thrill ride with Jack Reacher.
©2009 Delacorte Press; (P)2009 Random House
Of course some of this plot is implausible, it's a Jack Reacher story, for Heaven's sake. There is some good back ground stuff, you get to meet people who already know Reacher better than you do, his peers. It's a whole different view of him. I got lost a couple of times during the plot, I'm not sure why but I was not sure where we were at some moments. Perhaps I should have kept a score card.
The narration was wonderful, Dick Hill's characterizations were clear, and there was an excellent sense of drama at just the right moments.
I love. I pray. I brew. I code
This is my first Lee Child novel. I felt it was a good read, very movie-like and I might pick up another book in the series soon. But this book did not impact my life in any meaningful way.
Say something about yourself!
The intrigue of having two foreign women after him.
No. I enjoy listening as I drive.
"I ain't often right but I've never been wrong"
A good listen. I have been on a Reacher kick lately and have faded a touch with Gone Tomorrow. Over all a good book that would recommend.
As always Dick Hill does an amazing job
Out of all the Reacher novels i think that besides THE KILLING FLOOR, this is the best book of the series. It is just amazing. Highly recommended.
I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.
Guiltiest pleasure! He is a very human Superhero. Yes there are serious moments when you must suspend all belief, but who cares. Reacher is 007, Hemingway, Robin Hood, Han Solo, and every tough guy Steve McQueen and Paul Newman ever played all rolled into one tough wise cracking Boy Scout.
This is one of my favorite books in the series and I have read and listened to every single one written. FUN, action packed, no over involved sex scenes, just Reacher kicking butt and taking no prisioners.
If you are looking for great escapism, look no further!
Dick Hill gets a little dramatic but it works for this series.
I'm a 36 yr. old master of no paticular trade, but currently working in the oil patch. I'm not very critical and love to consume audiobooks
I'm glad I've continued on with this series. If you made it this far then this book is another great installment.
This is another great Jack Reacher. Of course, Dick Hill reads it wonderfully. May be a little to gory for some people. And Reacher always opens the can of wupass.
Book was interesting and worth the read but not as much action as some of his other stories in the Reacher series. I love lots of fighting, slashing, shooting and mayhem Reacher is known for.
Well done, performed well, another story with plenty of plot adjustments, twists to who dunnit and well you'll have to read the book to know how that ends.
creativity in how it mirors some of what is going on today
he always makes you believe that it really is reacher speaking
cringed a couple times on the reality of the slaughters that were described
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