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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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excellent prequel

loved it! excellent prequel and background to Jack Reacher's story. must read this book word

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  • Gerald
  • Nesconset, NY, United States
  • 07-24-17

Another Great Reacher novel!

What made the experience of listening to The Enemy the most enjoyable?

Once you buy into the beginning premises the rest is great.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character.

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Dick is best fit for the character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just Plan old good detective and deduction work.

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Good but dated - read in 2017

Never read or listened to a Jack Reacher novel before. Very good, but dated. Will resist getting to recent books without picking up from here in series.

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Climax dragged a little. Fantastic detective novel

Not a low or a high point for the series. It was good in its meticulous detective work and realism. However it lacked that insane tension the Jack Reacher series is known for and the climax was a hard exhale instead of an explosion.

I also liked that it touched on things such as mortality and sexuality without dragging on about it or losing focus on the main plot.

Also most of the books work as stand alone works with minor references or nods. However there is a sub plot in this book that really does nothing for the story but greatly fleshes out Reacher.

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Less exciting Reacher book but great background

some people struggled to finish it, and it is slower then the other Reacher book but still gives an insight into how Reacher became who he is. Info on why he goes the distance, why he does the right thing. worth the read if you already are reading the series.

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Great book.

Loved it. Reacher, tough, truthful, honest a man's man. Can't wait for the next book.

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Back in time

While I thought it was a good story, I didn't understand why we went back in time. Should this have been book one not book eight?

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Dick Hill

Dick Hill. He makes the already great mystery somehow even better. Lee Child delivers another Jake Reacher novel worth reading again and again.

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One of the best Reacher books.

I enjoyed this book. it is about the tenth Jack Reacher book I have read. The best yet.

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Not sure

Found it difficult to keep all the characters straight. Narrator does a good job as Reacher, but the women's voices are awful and why does everyone else have these hillbilly accents?