This is the fifth book in the "Jack Reacher" series that I have read, and I was NOT disappointed. Every one of the books is a completely separate story; you don't have to read them in order - and although there may be one or two sentences in the entire book that you'll say "oh ya, I remember that from another story" -- it will not at all leave you feeling like you missed something even if this is the first book you've read in the series.
Even though Jack Reacher is the main character, there is excellent character development of the 'supporting players' as well. At the end of every chapter I kept saying "ok I'll just read one more chapter and then put it down". Didn't happen - I just could not put this one down until I was finished with it.
Another good Jack Reacher read by Lee Child. I have read every Jack Reacher novel and think they just keep getting better. The story content involves another unique situation Reacher encounters and brings into play his past and present with ex members of his special investigators team. My only complaint would be that it seems a little drawn out in sections and includes too much mathmatical information. This is a well thought out story line beginning to end and flows smoothly.
From a helicopter high above the Ca. desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night...And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher is pulled out of his wandering life---plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends..and the people he once trusted with his life.
I really enjoy the Jack Reacher novels and this one was really good. I especially liked the ending.....
but you'll have to read it to find out for yourself!!!
This 11th offering of Reacher and his compadres was a pure pleasure. It's another of those that you won't want to put down until the last word is devoured. Reacher is such a likeable protagonist, and your heart tends to go out to him. Tough as the man is, he is absolutely, devotedly loyal to his former team members and will do anything to help them--or to avenge their deaths, if it comes down to that.
This was a new author for me...and I love when I strike gold! This book had me totally sucked in, waiting to see what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the character of Jack Reacher - he reminds me a little bit of one of my all-time favorite television characters, Jack Bauer from "24". I plan to read more of Lee Child's books that include Reacher.
I've read all the Jack Reacher books up to this point and I think this one might be my favorite!!! Jack meets up with a few of his fellow MP's from the past to figure out who is killing their friends!!! I saw Jack in a different light! He is a leader and trusts if fellow MP's 150%!!! It's a fantastic read!!! You don't mess with the speacial investigators!!! I wish he was real!!
The leader of a special ops group gets a call from a former member. They'd disbanded years before but he needed help now. Unfortunately he was to late. A couple of others disappear or are found in the desert with no tracks showing how they got there or died. The rest band together one more time.
They've stumbled into a conspiracy that will make 9/11 look small. Well written and the plot does keep you guessing.
Once again I was enthralled from beginning to end by this Lee Child novel, he keeps me wondering what Jack Reacher will do next. I love this series because it is entertaining and every book is different even though they have the same character. Highly recommend this series!
Contemporary thriller by Lee Child, Book 11 of the Jack Reacher series. Reacher gets a distress call from an Army buddy. What he learns is that four former MPs are dead or missing. This book is every bit as good as I remember the earlier novels were. Great story. Love Reacher.
As always a winner. Reacher needs to get the old gang together to find his missing Military Investigative team members, after one turns up dead in the desert. Suspenseful and exciting. A quick read or listen by reader Dick Hill. Enjoyed this one.
Stayed up late last night to finish this one - I couldn't leave Reacher hanging! This is number 11 in the Reacher series and again Child has not slacked off. In this one Reacher gets together with the remaining members of a group of investigators who worked with Reacher in the Army. They are looking into the death(s) of the other members of the group who were apparently thrown out of a helicopter over the desert outside of Los Angeles. Well, you just don't mess with Reacher and his friends! This one also involves a possible terrorist attack, some sleazy ex-cops, and it is one heck of a ride. High recommendation for this and all of the Reacher series!
This is my first book read by Lee Child. It moves right along and is keeping my interest. It kind of reminds me of The A Team, an old television show. Anyhow, I will definately read Lee Child books again.
From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night... And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher is pulled out of his wandering life-plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends...and the people he once trusted with his life. Reacher is the ultimate loner-no phone, no ties, no address. But a woman from his old military unit has found him-using a signal only the eight members of their elite team would know. Then she tells him a terrifying stsory-about the brutal death of a man they both served with...Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of this old team, scrambling to unravel the sudden disappearance of two other comrades. But Reacher won't give up-because inta world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack REacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.
Very intense Jack Reacher story that involves his former army investigation unit members being killed, one by one. When he's contacted by one of the 4 survivors, they band together to track down the killers. The more they delved into the mysterious deaths, they realized that the orders for the deaths (including their own) were coming from very high up! Good read!
Lee Child continues to deliver the high quality suspense novel that he is known for. I read this book as soon as it arrived, and it is going on the shelf so I read it again some day.
Lee Child's books always deliver a "cannot put it down" reading experience!
For some reason, I've read a number of the Reacher books out of order, but let me say that it doesn't seem to matter. Lee Child keeps you on the edge of your seat and doesn't let go. An other great read by Mr. Child!
I was disappointed in the last Reacher book I read, however, this one does not disappoint. I read it in two days while still managing to eat, breathe and work. It keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Reacher is in top form, as well as introducing some of his old comrades in arms. A great exciting read full of Reacher twists and turns.
Great page turner.....2 days reading...don't miss it.
From the first shocking scenes in Lee Childs explosive new novel, Jack Reacher is plunged like a knife into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friendsand is on its way to something even worse.
A decade postmilitary, Reacher has an ATM card and the clothes on his backno phone, no ties, and no address. But now a woman from his old unit has done the impossible and finds Reacher. She tells him a terrifying storyabout the brutal death of a man they both served with. Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his old team, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day.
For now, Reacher can only react. Then Reacher will trust the people he once trusted with his lifeand take this thing all the way to the end. Because in a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, theyd better be ready for what comes right back at them
Am in the process of reading all the Jack Reacher books in order, although all are stand alone stories. I just can't imagine Tom Cruise as Jack. Jack is ten inches taller and 80 pounds heavier than Tom. What were the producers thinking?