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The Enemy | [Lee Child]

The Enemy

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier's son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars. But in every cop's life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

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.

Don't miss any of Jack Reacher's adventures.

©2004 Lee Child; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Sarah Brighton, CO, United States 05-04-15
    Sarah Brighton, CO, United States 05-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I love Jack Reacher!!!"

    I love Jack Reacher.!!! Great character and great story . Lee Child keeps it fresh and interesting in ever y book.

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    Jennifer 04-20-15
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    "Well done"

    And done well. From beginning to end, best one yet. Very excited to hear what is next. On to One Shot.

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    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL, United States 04-19-15
    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2015

    love my dogs, mystery, history, and thrillers. make and soup and bake; ect

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    "great story and the the narrator exquisite."

    I looking forward to the next book to read and share with my discussion group.

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    Darren 04-12-15
    Darren 04-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If nothing else to do, it fills up the time.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More realistic story. I'm good work conspiracies, but this was to dumb fire me.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As good as always.


    Do you think The Enemy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    gimme some sugar EDMONDS, WA, United States 04-09-15
    gimme some sugar EDMONDS, WA, United States 04-09-15 Member Since 2010
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    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.

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    Kirsha Frye Matte Glen Mills, PA United States 03-31-15
    Kirsha Frye Matte Glen Mills, PA United States 03-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    G Juster 03-28-15
    G Juster 03-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "another great reacher book. "

    love dick hill. one of my favorite in the series great plot like learning about the old reacher

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    Ebbo 03-23-15
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    "The beginning looks good."

    I'm impressed can't wait to hear the next one.

    Interesting look on military. Keep me wondering if the next was going to get better and better.

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    springn1 Alma, MI United States 03-19-15
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    "Great series"

    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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