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- Listening Length: 15 hours and 44 minutes
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- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 7 Mar. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BQHN2HY
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Here, however, he turns it up a notch and delivers probably the finest Reacher novel I've read.
While the novel is not going to win any awards for great literature, the so called heavyweights like Dan Brown and Michael Reilly could take a leaf out of Lee Child's book when it comes to penning a good thriller.
The story begins when a man sent to find Reacher by a woman Jack's never heard of turns up dead behind a motel in Florida with his fingers cut off. Reacher's curiosity is piqued and he journey's to New York to find out why the man had to die, and what it has to do with him.
His search brings him face to face with his own past, and with Victor `Hook' Hobie.
Hobie is far and away the best villain to feature in any Jack Reacher novel I have read so far. A man with a secret that he will go to any lengths, no matter how brutal or sadistic, to protect. For the first time, you feel that Reacher has met an adversary worthy of the name, and as the book winds towards its climax, it grabs hold of you and won't let you go.
An essential read for Child fans and a great book in its own right to keep the Reacher virgin entertained, I honestly can't recommend this book enough.
Downside: avoid if graphic violence and torture disturb you.
It's not giving away much to mention where the bulk of the tale takes place. The cities of Miami and New York are used splendidly, and again, it's a nice change from Die Trying as that was set almost entirely in the countryside.
The chief bad guy, 'Hook Hobie', is probably the finest lead villain of the series so far. He's a monsterously evil man, and waiting for him to come a cropper to Reacher is one of the guilty pleasures of the book. Hobie has a good backstory too. He's very well developed.
Also good is the introduction of Jodie Garber, Reacher's new love interest. In a change from the previous books, Garber is not just a random cop or agent-on-scene, she's a ghost from Reacher's army past. This allows some good page time to be spent exploring Reacher's feelings towards the army (and Jodie), providing good depth to the narrative.
Overall, this is a huge improvement over Die Trying, itself an excellent yarn. Tripwire though is a wonderfully crafted thriller. It's difficult to predict what will happen next and it will keep you on your toes from beginning to end. Fully recommended.
I'm glad that there are so many more Reachers out there.
Keep them coming!
Take the plot arc of Flemming's Bond novel, but remove the casual racism and relocate to a small town in the USA.
Place the central character in the eye of a criminal storm that he's initially unaware of.
Add a token damsel in distress.
Include many scenes describing Reachers physical prowess and his fondness for coffee.
Use clipped, lean, sentences.
Describe all violent scenes in clinical and forensic detail.
Include a scene where damsel in distress buys Reacher a new set of clothes and nurses his wounds.
Make sure Reacher saves the day and the bad guys are killed.
Reacher exits small town with hardly and possessions and a little cash.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm going through Lee Child's Jack Reacher books in their order of publication this time. I love the easy-to-read, relaxing style of these thrillers. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Vanda Denton
Could not put it down, held me every page, incredible story telling but a mega Author, a must read for anyone.Published 5 days ago
A good enough thriller spoiled for me by long descriptions of inconsequential things, the interior of a first class cabin in a plane being one. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mrs C Hutchinson
Great book. Very involving and simply pick up and read in one sitting
Only criticism that left me wishing more was he didn't sign off on what happened to some characters at... Read more