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Publisher's Summary

FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar have received a special off-the-books assignment: build a secret file on Jack Reacher. In this short story, Otto and Gaspar reveal a bit of themselves as they make every effort to put Jack in a Box using legal means John Grisham fans admire. Lee Child and Jack Reacher fans know that no one boxes with Jack and lives to tell about it. Will Otto and Gaspar be the first to succeed where so many have failed?

©2012 Diane Capri (P)2014 StoneHouse Audio

Critic Reviews

"Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character - I love her." (Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series)

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Not worth the credit.

Short story only 1 hr long. I really don't like the narrators voice. Very monotone, kind of robotic. Not much to the story.

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This is a Test

I've now read all three of Diane Capri's looking for Jack Reacher novellas and enjoyed them enough to try the two long play selections in the series. In this story they approach an accident on the highway and find the Vice President's daughter and grandchild and a corpse; made that way by one Jack Reacher. The man caused an accident and then attacked the woman, not counting on Reacher.
Agent Otto makes a brief trip back to Wisconsin to visit her dying (again) grandmother and is reminded once again that having a Vietnamese mother distances her from her blonde haired blue eyed German cousins.
A good short story; a format that fits the series well.

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TERRIFIC but realize it's a 'short story'

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely. It's a continuation of a great series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Otto and Gaspar tie. They are perfect for each other.

What does Kelley Hazen and Storyteller Productions bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her delivery of the piece, like in Don't Know Jack, is just spot on to the intention of the story. A clean, no-nonsense, direct, unemotional presentation. Very straightforward as one expects the FBI to be. I can't imagine anyone else narrating these.

Who was the most memorable character of Jack in a Box and why?

There aren't a lot of characters in this short story. I like the agent from Dallas that they come into contact with briefly. I like Capri's strong women.

Any additional comments?

I like the use of short story to give us a brief episode in the series. It's a nice diversion from a full length listen.

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Read it don't listen, narrator is not a good one

I'd read this on Kindle but I have to say the narrator isn't who I would have picked, she sounds like she is 70yrs old and this is a story that needs a voice that is mid 20's, also the story just leaves you hanging.

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This was wasted my money

This was a waste of my money I should like to do on the fly thinking it would be a normal Jack reacher book and they're disappointed

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Not worth it.

This short story is a ripoff and not worth the expenditure. Jack Reacher would be so dissappointed.

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disappointed in this short story

It started out like the first book in the series looking for Jack Reacher but did nothing to add to add to the story. Her first book added details leading the reader to expect more of the same in book two but failed to deliver. I like Reached a enough to read the next book hoping there is a better story that I would want to continue on with this author.

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it was a good interlude.

it was a good interlude... i suppose for the next book... it has that extra hint of danger... that wasn't really in book one... but you know means... hopefully... in the the next one the search for information is going to cause a racket and the almost got killed thing and about to be upped a bit... or at least i hope so lol. I mean... i already feel bad about what happened with my man C.G... because he has a wife and a mule of kids with one on the way... but HE is FBI... HE is ACTIVE... HE does not want to RIDE desk... or he could have requested it again lol... BUT HE LOVEs IT... even though he is scared to die now more than ever because of the kids and the wife... but with all his skills... he could be a cold case cop or something... SO... more danger it is lol. I knew this was only an hr but it seemed shorter and it stopped rt when I thought some real Jack Reacher shit was about to go down... then again, in its own way... it could of did. Anyway... if you so not read this little interlude... just go on to the next one... ill comment there too when im done... Jack Reacher Cadet Out!

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overall very good

I wish there was a little more to the story but that's why they call him short stories. Again very good! thanks.

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left me wanting more

loved the characters and intrigued by the story line. can't wait to get to the next book in the series.

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  • vaughan
  • 09-16-16

not long enough!

yah im liking this series more and more.
Diane has captured reacher its interest listening to the FBI trying to..

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  • Rob
  • 11-14-18

Excellent short story but overpriced as it’s short!

While I really enjoyed this short story I was a bit miffed that I had to give a whole credit for it.

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  • Carôle
  • 05-25-15

Slow Pace, simple to follow, but don't pause it!

This is a lovely 'The Hunt for Reacher' novel by Diane Capri, unfortunately the recent App updates totally ruin the book!

Essentially, if you pause it, for whatever reason, you lose it! It is completely taken off your listening library. You have to download it all over again & your bookmarks will have all been erased! It's a totally irritating, annoying and frustrating flaw within the App. If it's not remedied by the time I've completed the 3rd book in the series, then I'm quitting my Audible subscription & going elsewhere!

A company that's underwritten by Amazon can afford not to waste my time and money! <Sigh>

1 of 2 people found this review helpful