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Child's usual protagonist, the tough and resourceful Jack Reacher, is in North Carolina on New Year's Day, 1990. Elsewhere, world-shaking events are underway, such as the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. But Jack's job as a Military Police Duty Officer has him concerned with what initially seem to be less significant happenings: a soldier has been found dead in a sleazy motel and when Jack goes to the house of the soldier (a two-star general) to inform his wife, he finds her also dead. Needless to say, events in another part of the globe are having fatal repercussions in the US, and Reacher is soon up to his neck, with the body count rising.
As a glimpse into the early life of Jack Reacher (now securely one of the most admired heroes in contemporary thriller writing), this is meat and drink to the Child aficionado. Child foregrounds characterisation in his pacy narratives, and this eighth outing for Jack has all the adrenalin-producing qualities of its predecessors. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Could not put this book down, another classic Jack Reacher story with lots of twists and turns for the heroPublished 2 days ago by Gareth
In a world where prequel movies are so abundant, to have such a theme in a book is truly unique. Fantastic backstory to Reacher and a great way to expand the character too.Published 4 days ago by Very Good
Interesting to start off with. But too much unnecessary details.Throughout the 90% of the book Reacher was floundering without etting anywhere. Read morePublished 4 days ago by ramesh shah
My husband loves reading action/suspense so bought all the Lee Childs - Jack Reacher books. Highly recommended!Published 12 days ago by Janina Iszatt