- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1967 KB
- Print Length: 79 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Digital (6 Aug. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DG5HOVE
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 922 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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High Heat: (A Jack Reacher Novella) (Kindle Single) (Jack Reacher Short Stories Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- Book 3 of 3 in Jack Reacher Short Stories (3 Book Series)
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It's July 1977 and it's hot. Son of Sam is on the rampage and a sweaty guy is slapping a sweaty woman in the face......
Even at 16, Reacher has already established a code of honour and conduct, and a guy slapping a woman on the face falls outside of what is permitted....
Reacher prevents the guy from doing any more harm to the woman and a night of cat and mouse with a local drug lord ensues although as usual Reacher, even at 16 is not the hunted but the hunter in the blacked out streets of New York dodging fires and looting as a city wide power cut takes affect. In between making the drug lords life unbearable, he finds time to hook up with a co-ed a and is introduced to a special first time encounter in the front seat of a sports car and then to assist a suspended FBI agent with information on Son of Sam.
These occasional diversions by Child into Reachers past are as entertaining as the 'up to date' titles. They show us the boy who became a man growing up inside the Marine Corp and being enveloped by a system of honour and do right at all times, even if that means taking extreme actions to find a solution to a problem. As long as the solution achieves the aim of winning the contest / solving the problem, then it is the correct way to go.......
There were a couple of small issues with the editing for the Kindle with extra spaces between words, but other than that no problems.
Editing for Kindle: 4 out 5
Reading Enjoyment: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Page length: 77
So here I am with a short story about a young Reacher, which I recognise is not the Reacher that has proven so popular with readers over the years, but a good place to start I felt.
Firstly, I loved the fact it is set against real life events of the time, the backdrop of the New York blackouts in this case, and to a point I quite liked the Son of Sam References. The story is also solidly written and has a style that clearly suits the character, in that it is big, bold and obvious, military writing if you will.
The two main problems were the plot, which seemed to be lifted straight from one of those 80s movies where a kid sneaks out into the city and gets mixed up with bumbling gangster types, or loses his dad's Ferrari, while all the while trying to impress the girl (think Adventures in Babysitting or License to Drive). However, instead of an insecure, slightly dweeby but likeable young lad, we have hulking 6 foot 5 man-boy with all the physicality of the terminator, swagger and charm of Bond and the investigative skills of Sherlock Holmes, and all at the tender age of 16. Sorry Lee, I'm not buying it. It is too ludicrous for words.
Now I was going to give this 3 stars as, while its not my cup of tea, I'm sure fans of the series will lap up any addition to the extended Reacher universe, but then I read Chuck Palahniuk's 'Phoenix'...so I'm afraid it is just the two.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having read all of Reacher didn't want it to end rollon november no 21.xPublished 11 days ago by barbara walker
Interesting story, but the young Reacher displays skills that are doubtfully acquired at such a young age.Published 13 days ago by Ian T
Five stars. Very good read. More novellas please. Going to buy next book in the sequence. Then maybe buy them ALL.Published 22 days ago by Kimiwinks
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