The best-selling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher.
Skilled, stealthy, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is the perfect man for the job: to assassinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically. The head of a high-level Secret Service security detail wants Reacher to find the holes in her system - and fast. A group of desperate men already has the vice president in its sights. And it will stop at nothing to realize its objective.
The assassins have planned well. But they never planned on Jack Reacher.
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I have come figure out that JsckReacher is as bad as he needs to be. He is Sherlock Holmes on steroids. Sometimes He uses his fists, sometimes a gun, but always his brain. In thus particular novel he uses his brain more than his braun, but that doesn't mean it is without action.
it's a good listen.
Without Fail is Lee Child's 6th Jack Reacher adventure. This time out, Jack is pressed into service as a security consultant for the recently elevated head of the vice-president elect's Secret Service detail. After finding holes, Reacher is further engaged to assist in an ongoing credible threat against the VP. In usual Reacher fashion, he sleuthes his way to the source and identity of the assassination plotters, while running rings around the Secret Service and the FBI in the process.
This episode is less action oriented and much more cerebral. The clues are subtle and fragmented, but Reacher manages a logical, deliberate, and thorough analysis that is both engaging and entertaining. Jack's Sherlock Holmes side is full on this time out. Child provides a bit of backstory on Jack's brother not mentioned much since his debut, with the Secret Service contact coming from a former lover of Joe. While Jack's loner status needs no further documentation, Child provides more support by either skillfully eliminating potential paramours as well as dropping hints at some complicating background information regarding a former professional colleague the Jack involves. In this manner Child has given himself license to bring her back without romantic issues requiring attention or explanation.
The narration is typically superb; Dick Hill is "the" voice of Jack Reacher and his range of characters, including both genders is masterfully rendered. Pacing especially is perfectly suited to the cerebral, deductive theme of the tale. At the rate Jack is going, he will be known to every Federal agency, although no one will want to talk about it.
An ok yet subpar Reacher novel. Too muddled down in Federal agency politics and lengthy procedural drama. What makes Reacher so fun is lost here, as he simply stands around and ponders for most of the book. The villains also suck and are reduced to almost an afterthought in the last chapter. BUT the female leads and the ghost of Joe Reacher make it worth the LONG listen. For Reacher fanatics only!!
A great story, augmented by a terrific reader
Lets see, hmmm, Reacher? For sure, Neagley absolutely
Perhaps his best.
Audible fan!...Why didn't I discover audiobooks sooner? I would rather listen than watch.
This book had me wanting to come back to it every free second I had. I think they could have made the Movie off of this one. I enjoyed this one better than all the others in the series up to this point. The girlfriend is gone by this novel (which is better for his character).
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