The Hard Way - Jack Reacher, Bk 10 Author:Lee Child Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money because Edward Lane, the man who paid it, would do anything to get his family back. — Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-h... more »ire operation. He will use any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And Jack Reacher is the best manhunter in the world.
On the trail of vicious kidnappers, Reacher learns the chilling secrets of his employer's past . . . and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He knows that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: He's already in way too deep to stop now. And if he has to do it the hard way, he will.« less
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My favorite Jack Reacher novel to date. Jack finds himself helping a man whose wife has been kidnapped, only to find it is a more complex situation than he believed it to be. Jack is at his finest in this book. The action is great, and it's got a great twist 3/4's of the way in. Once again, Lee Child has show that Jack Reacher can get the job done the way no one else can.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book I've read by Lee Childs. Although it is not my usual reading material, I had a hard time putting it down once I started. It didn't matter that I was unfamiiar with the main character, Reacher. A pageturner if ever there was one.
This is one of the best stories I have read in Lee Child's series featuring Jack Reacher. The writing is tight and within a couple of pages it has you hooked. You feel like you are on a wild ride with a guy that doesn't miss a thing. I was immediately caught up in this mystery and enjoyed the fact that when I read it, everything that happened seem logical and not forced to make the story work. The characters were fully developed and the plot was fascinating. Not just a "who dunnit?", but also, why and how. I would have liked the bad guys to suffer more (an indication that Lee Child really had me invested in the story). This was one of those books where I started getting anxious as I realized that I was reaching the end. I was definitely caught up in the tension in the story, but my real anxiety came from knowing that I only had pages left of "The Hard Way".
Reacher gets involved helping the head of a mercenary group to get his kidnapped wife and daughter back.
But all is rarely as it seems and this is no exception.
Just the right blend of interesting characters , violence and unexpected twists in the plot !