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ISBN13: 9780440245988
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Addy, June 25, 2012 (view all comments by Addy)
This book hooked me right from the beginning, which needless to say is not an easy task. Reacher sees a potential kidnapping taking place and in typical Jack Reacher fashion decides to intervene, which has some completely un-thought of consequences. It's a perfect example of an edge of the seat thriller!!

The best part was that this book keeps you so engaged that it's a surprise to know you've reached the last page. The "Bad Guys" present a formidable challenge to Reacher. He doesn't seem quite so invincible in this book, which only makes the story better. Must read...
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Addy, June 25, 2012 (view all comments by Addy)
This book hooked me right from the beginning, which needless to say is not an easy task. Reacher sees a potential kidnapping taking place and in typical Jack Reacher fashion decides to intervene, which has some completely un-thought of consequences. It's a perfect example of an edge of the seat thriller!!

The best part was that this book keeps you so engaged that it's a surprise to know you've reached the last page. The "Bad Guys" present a formidable challenge to Reacher. He doesn't seem quite so invincible in this book, which only makes the story better. Must read...
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Marcus, May 19, 2009 (view all comments by Marcus)
This has the best opening chapter of any thriller I've ever read -- the only one that gives it a run for its money is the first chapter of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky." The second chapter is just as good. After the third chapter, I went to the bookstore and bought all of Lee Child's other books. I promise, I've never bought all of an author's books at one time before, I've never met Lee Child or anyone who works for him, and no one is paying me to say this. This book is that good. It's violent, all right -- you won't like it if you can't stomach a lot of violence. (In fact, it's better if you like some well-placed violence.) But the plot is several cuts above the contrived plots of a lot of thrillers, the surprises make sense even while they shock your socks off, and the real heart of the book is Jack Reacher, who you won't soon forget. This is the real deal.
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ISBN:
9780440245988
Author:
Child, Lee
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
jack reacher;fiction;thriller;mystery;crime;reacher;suspense;maine;action;adventure;crime fiction;novel;military;jack reacher series;lee child;military police;detective;violence;adult;revenge;21st century;american;usa;action thriller;murder
Subject:
jack reacher;fiction;thriller;mystery;crime;reacher;suspense;maine;action;adventure;crime fiction;novel;military;jack reacher series;lee child;military police;detective;violence;adult;revenge;21st century;american;usa;action thriller;murder
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Edition Description:
Tall paperback
Series:
Jack Reacher Novels
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.60x4.35x1.18 in. .61 lbs.

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