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
I read them all in order and enjoyed every one! Dick Hill's performance is unbeatable!
Typical Reacher. Lots of action and entertaining. But I'm getting the impression Lee Child has some serious misconceptions about the US government and that he's not all that happy with the Patriot Act. Kind of hard to believe that this is the same guy that wrote the first Reacher novels.
Jack Reacher is the most appealing main character in this genre. At least to women he is. Lee Child delivers a hit once again. Excellent plot and story with much attention to detail. I enjoy every Jack Reacher novel because I love his character and because I learn so many new facts from the novel. Well researched and highly plausible; I love these books!
Totally addicted to Audible.
This was a good story up to a certain point and then I became disillusioned with Jack Reacher and the story. I am going to have to think seriously before I continue his series.
Loved the audio book, when I started to listen to it I thought I wouldn't enjoy it because the way it was narrated seemed very slow and wierd, but when I got into it, I really enjoyed it, amazingly good story. Several times I got home from my walk (I listen to audiobooks while I take a walk), I decided to go for a bit more of a walk because the story was so exciting.... !!! great stuff.
This was my first Lee Child/Jack Reacher title. The hero, Jack, is a likable guy who just seems to be knowledgeable on just about everything & although he's not written to be considered a superhero, he kind of is. I think what I objected to most was the narrator's plodding cadence as he read. I tolerated the 14 hours because I wanted the payoff at the end & I was not disappointed in the outcome. I'm not terribly inclined to select another novel by this author nor would I want to listen to this narrator again.
Although an unbelievable plot, it fits Reacher to a T. As always, well conceived, translated, and paced to keep the reader moving forward, carefully, to the very end. We need a hero without an agenda and Reacher is better than we could have expected.
Lee Child does a great job....again.
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