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The Visitor (Jack Reacher, Book 4) by [Child, Lee]
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The Visitor (Jack Reacher, Book 4) Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 1,096 customer reviews
Book 4 of 21 in Jack Reacher (21 Book Series)
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Before Lee Child's Jack Reacher became a wanderer, stumbling into desperate situations and sorting them out with his two fists and sharp brain, he used his skill for the US Army's military police. When he is accused of a series of killings--women who left the army after sexual harassment proceedings found with their hearts stopped in baths full of camouflage paint--he has to use his skills to clear his name, and to do the Army and FBI's work for them. The near-impossible perfection of Reacher's physique and brain are met here by a puzzle that almost meets the same standard of perfection--the reason he is suspected is simply that perfect detectives are handy patsies for perfect murders, and Reacher is, besides, a man whom those in authority find making them itch...

"As a rule, the Bureau and the military don't get along too well."
"Well, there's a big surprise. Who the hell do you guys gel along with."
..."You know how it is. Military hates the Bureau, the Bureau hates CIA, everybody hates everybody else...So we need a go-between."
Reacher shrugged.
"I don't know anybody like that. I've been out too long."

Lee Child's remorselessly perverse ingenuity is working overtime in this, his fourth book, though like most great puzzles or tricks, his secrets depend a little heavily on mere misdirection. A book this driven by the central character's laconic aggression ought not to be quite as smart as this is, or quite as likeable--Lee Child's clever formula is to make that paradox work. --Roz Kaveney

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"Swift and brutal."--"The New York Times "

"Reacher is one of the more interesting suspense heroes to come along in a while." --"San Antonio Express News "

"A superior series."--"The Washington Post Book World "

"A great read."--"St. Petersburg Times "

"Spectacular...muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing."--"The Seattle Times"

"Jack Reacher, the wandering folk hero of Child's superb line of thrillers faces a baffling puzzle in his latest adventure...a brain-teasing puzzle that gets put together piece by fascinating piece...and a central character with Robin Hood-like integrity and an engagingly eccentric approach to life."--"Publishers Weekly "

"Deeply satisfying ... plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end."--"Kirkus Reviews "

"This fourth Reacher thriller is easily the best. The plot is a masterpiece. Reacher belongs at the same table with...Parker's Spenser."--"Booklist "

"With numerous plot twists and turns, Child puts Reacher through his paces brilliantly, arriving at an unusual solution. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal "


"Swift and brutal."--"The New York Times "
"Reacher is one of the more interesting suspense heroes to come along in a while." --"San Antonio Express News "
"A superior series."--"The Washington Post Book World "
"A great read."--"St. Petersburg Times "
"Spectacular...muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing."--"The Seattle Times"
"Jack Reacher, the wandering folk hero of Child's superb line of thrillers faces a baffling puzzle in his latest adventure...a brain-teasing puzzle that gets put together piece by fascinating piece...and a central character with Robin Hood-like integrity and an engagingly eccentric approach to life."--"Publishers Weekly "
"Deeply satisfying ... plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end."--"Kirkus Reviews "
"This fourth Reacher thriller is easily the best. The plot is a masterpiece. Reacher belongs at the same table with...Parker's Spenser."--"Booklist "
"With numerous plot twists and turns, Child puts Reacher through his paces brilliantly, arriving at an unusual solution. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal "

Swift and brutal. "The New York Times "
Reacher is one of the more interesting suspense heroes to come along in a while. "San Antonio Express News "
A superior series. "The Washington Post Book World "
A great read. "St. Petersburg Times "
Spectacular muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing. "The Seattle Times"
Jack Reacher, the wandering folk hero of Child s superb line of thrillers faces a baffling puzzle in his latest adventure a brain-teasing puzzle that gets put together piece by fascinating piece and a central character with Robin Hood-like integrity and an engagingly eccentric approach to life. "Publishers Weekly "
Deeply satisfying ... plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end. "Kirkus Reviews "
This fourth Reacher thriller is easily the best. The plot is a masterpiece. Reacher belongs at the same table with Parker s Spenser. "Booklist "
With numerous plot twists and turns, Child puts Reacher through his paces brilliantly, arriving at an unusual solution. Highly recommended. "Library Journal ""

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2084 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS4SO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 1,096 customer reviews
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Excellent book. I enjoy all the Lee Child books especially the Jack Reacher novels. BUT don't get caught out like we did,this book is the American version of The Visitor.
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This is , as usual, an excellent thriller by Lee Child. But be aware that it is the same novel as The Visitor under a different title for the US market.
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Having read and enjoyed the first three books of Lee Child (Die Trying being my all time favourite), I eagerly anticipated The Visitor despite my earlier confusion of the same book titled Running Blind in the United States. The story leaps off to a 'pounding' start with Reacher's usual vigilante approach and quickly progresses to a web of blackmail, threat and deceit. The unscrupulous manipulations of the FBI in getting what they want is well depicted if not sometimes worrying and Reacher's ability to turn the tables around was very cleverly written. The killer, also known as The Visitor was also well portrayed with a feast of clues strewn here and there on its identity adding a clever twist at the end. Child's description of events is pretty thorough and realistic. It almost feels like you're Jack Reacher's shadow! Once again, here's a book that's screaming out for a movie to be made. This book was aptly named The Visitor and is an exceedingly fast paced, thrilling and entertaining book and Lee Child has once again surpassed himself.
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Lee Child has created a masterpice with this book.
Ex-Military Policeman Jack Reacher is arrested by the FBI for a murder he didn't commit. When he finally proves his innocence, the FBI recruit him to try and catch the real killer. So begins a complicated web of events involving the military, the FBI and the Mafia that leaves everyone (including the reader) amazed once the facts are revealed.
I picked up this book completely by accident, it was a freebie given to me by some at the branch of Waterston's that I currently work for. At first glance I took it to be one of those trashy novels that I usually throw on a shelf and ignore. However after only reading a few pages I was totally hooked. This is the first Lee Child book that i've ever read but i've already started looking for more. The book is superb, its not only a "who-dunnit" but it's also a "how-dunnit". Child leaves you with only very sketchy details as to who is committing the multiple murders and also how they are committing them. Even better is the use of red-herrings to attempt to throw you off the scent. I'm usually fairly quick at picking up key details but in this case I was left almost totally in the dark until very nearly the last page. Unlike some other books, the plot never becomes far-fetched or unlikly to happen in real life. Child keeps a firm and steady grip on his characters, never loosing sight of where they are and what they are capable of.
All in all, well worth a read. I'd reccomend it for fans of Lee Child and new readers as well.
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i came accross this book by chance and I have no regret about buying it. Evene though the plot starts a little slow at first, it is thoroughly enjoyable and I found it really hard to put the book down. i actually had to get up at in the morning to finish the last 150 pages: I just had to know! I found it very easy to warm to Jack Reacher's enigmatic personality and character in this thriller book and despite his selfish personnality you can not help but admiring him for his thirst for justice. i am now working my way through all the Jack reacher novels and i love each and everyone of them.
I strongly recommend any of Lee Child's book.
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Not a new book at all - beware previously published by Lee Child as The Visitor. This is stated in the reviews book description but I didn't notice! This almost amounts to fraud on the part of book companies putting books out under two different names! But having said that the book is a very good read the first time around.
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Pacy, lots of action, keeps you turning the pages, but...
The answer is obvious about half-way through and the misdirections are a little clumsy.
The murderer's method takes a lot of suspended disbelief; it reminded me of a Wilkie Collins device.
There are too many instances where Reacher knows but the reader doesn't. It stops you feeling as though you are on the same journey as him. (He also starts coming across as a little smug.)
Lee Child is something of a master, but this is not his masterpiece.
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I was very impressed with 'The Visitor' but regret not knowing that Lee Child had written 3 books before this one. I have now bought all of his books (7) and I am on the 6th one now. I am unable to put his books down as I need to know the ending to them as quickly as possible. I always think I know what the ending will be but then he comes up with a GREAT ending and always one that you never thought about. I have pre-ordered his latest book and know that I will enjoy this as much as all the others. I have enjoyed many books in the past but I can honestly say these are the best. I hope Lee Child writes many more of his Jack Reacher Novels. They are definately a must for thriller fans.
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