New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled. Within hours the general's wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.
Two Special Forces soldiers - the toughest of the tough - are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher - an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit - is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.
But Reacher won't quit. He's fighting a new kind of war. And he's taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn't know he had. With his French-born mother dying - and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret - Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed...about his family, his career, his loyalties - and himself. Because this soldier's son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death - and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.
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©2004 Lee Child; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
I love Jack Reacher.!!! Great character and great story . Lee Child keeps it fresh and interesting in ever y book.
love my dogs, mystery, history, and thrillers. make and soup and bake; ect
I looking forward to the next book to read and share with my discussion group.
If nothing else to do, it fills up the time.
More realistic story. I'm good work conspiracies, but this was to dumb fire me.
As good as always.
Try to get some of the military facts correct. I understand the author never served in the US military, but some basic research could have helped.
Snooze. I expected a thriller or mystery, but this story moves along too slowly to be either. 40 minutes of audio to describe the search for an empty yogurt container (at one point Reacher says something like '(yogurt containers) are about 2 inches in diameter...') was 38 minutes too many.
Soo good like candy for my brain! I love teacher as a character and it was fun to see him before the rambling stage
Enjoyed the development of Reecher,s background in the service. It helped put many thins into perspective. As always Dick Hill does a fabulous job narrating
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