Book Reviews of Persuader (Jack Reacher, Bk 7)

Persuader (Jack Reacher, Bk 7)
Persuader - Jack Reacher, Bk 7
Author: Lee Child
ISBN-13: 9780440241003
ISBN-10: 0440241006
Publication Date: 3/30/2004
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 504 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I keep coming back to Lee Child's books. They start fast (The first line in this book is "The cop climbed out of his car exactly four minutes before he got shot.") They have plenty of dropped clues. They feature a larger than life main character. And they tie up nicely in climaxes with plenty of twists. At times a little formulaic, often somewhat farfetched, yet each book draws me in.

3.5 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 3
Reacher. Can't say enough about the character. Keeps me turning pages so fast I forget to take a break. In this one, He goes undercover for the DEA to help them out with a little 'off the books' mission. That clock in his head - I sure could use!! Can't wait to read the next one. Even if you don't read them in order, you will have a great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
The best thriller writer. Jack Reacher and his need for justice a great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful book on Reacher. I'm reading them out of order and this book provides a little more insight into Reacher's personality and motivation. Tightly written and totally enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 1
the best
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Helpful Score: 1
My first Lee Child book...It was great!!
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A Jack Reacher book never disappoints. This was hard to put down. I thoroughly enjoy how Child weaves Jack's past into his present. This very concept of Reacher sparks your imagination. Don't miss this one.
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As always, these Jack Reacher novels keep you coming back for more. You need to read all of them. They don't let you down.
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First book I've read of this author/series. The main character, Jack Reacher, is best described as Spenser without Hawk or Susan (or a permanent home or any belongings beyond the clothes he's wearing). It was hard to put it down.
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Lee Child's character, Jack Reacher could be the model for Jack Bauer of 24. He's a former military cop and a marksman. He usually works outside the law. This book is full of action and suspense.
You won't want it to end.
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Jack Reacher is an ex-military cop and the ultimate loner with a strong sense of justice who ends up helping a female agent caught in a death trap. This is a great series.
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Jack Reacher is an ex-military cop and the ultimate loner. No family, no possessions, no commitments, no fear. Nothing--except a strong sense of justice. Which is why Reacher agrees to help a female agent caught in a death trap. Why Reacher must outwit and outfight a criminal army. Because once Reacher finds trouble, he cannot quit. Not ever.
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Awesome, its Lee Child after all!
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Jack Reacher with no family, no posessions, no commitments, and a sense of justice leaves the usual scatter of bodies killed in various locations and and in various ways. Author Child has concocted another thriller with lots of twists and turns.
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Another Jack Reacher story. Great story. A read all nighter.
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An ex-military cop and the ultimate loner. No family, No possessions. No commitments, No Fear. Nothing except a strong sense of Justice.

Jack Reacher tales are always good.
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Excellent mystery
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This is the second Jack Reacher novel I've read. I'm totally "hooked" and can hardly wait to order another. Child's books are hard to put down.
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Fast-pace thriller
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Jack Reacher, ex-military cop, is the persuader. This time he's fighting a whole army. Go, Jack!
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I bought this book to read on the plane back from Vegas . It is a great book. Lee Child has done it again!!
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I'm in love with Jack Reacher! Great book, as usual, with Jack at his best. Highly recommend that you start reading this series of Lee Child books.
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Another great Jack Reacher story... Exciting and suspenseful. I've read a handful of these books, and Reacher is quickly becoming one of my favorite literary characters. I can't wait to read the rest!
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Another great Reacher novel.
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I have been reading all the Jack Reacher books in order, and this one is my favorite one yet. Within the first two chapters, I was pulled in. I think Child's writing style is excellent in this book. His use of first person is what did it for me. It's like I was watching this tale unfold from inside Reacher's head. It was just more enjoyable to read instead of the usual Reacher said this, Reacher did that, format that I was used to. I hope Child continues with the first person account. Looking forward to starting book 8 and will continue to read whatever Lee Child writes.
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I love the Jack Reacher character. A man who lives by a personal code. Lots of action, and a great story. The story is written in such a spare but powerful way. I can hardly wait to start the next Jack Reacher book!
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Not the best but interesting
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another great Reacher novel!
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another jack reacher novel enjoyable as always
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gripping as his books usually are, love Jack Reacher he's the best. Good read.
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Another great "Reacher" book!
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Typcial book from this author. Keeps you interested with the plot and enough action.
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This book was a very good read. It was hard to put down. I am now thinking about getting it in the audio book version.
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I was impressed with the knowledge in many areas and with the descriptions of adventures.
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Let me start out by saying that I really enjoy Lee Child's writing, and totally have a crush on Jack Reacher. I've enjoyed all of his books to date. I was excited to get into this book and see what Jack's next adventure was. But by the 3rd chapter, I realized this was one I was just not going to enjoy. There was something.....off... about this book. I can't really put my finger on it, but it's almost as if a really really big fan of Child's took it upon themselves to write a book about Jack Reacher but never quite got to the author's level.
The storyline was great, but the characters had no depth to them, and even Reacher's character seemed two-dimensional. The background of the story and why Reacher agrees to help the DEA with an investigation is so drawn out it's like pulling teeth, and you get nothing until the 2nd half of the book.
Reacher thought too much, overreacted or didn't react at all, and just mainly annoyed me, which has never happened. He fell flat all around and it's like the author lost that part of him that taps into Reacher.

I'm hoping it's just a fluke, because I've read all of Child's books but the newest one and everyone is entitled to a stinker now and then. And this one was it for me.
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I wasn't as pleased with this Reacher book as I usually am. It's kind of over the edge, but if you like Jack Reacher, it's a good read.
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A Jack Reacher character is a once in a lifetime... amust read for thriller fans!
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Great author! Great book!
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The best Jack Reacher novel so far!
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Really enjoyed this book and the Reacher series.
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an ex- military cop and a loner. no family no commitments,no fear. nothing except a strong sense of justice.
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Great Read.
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chilling and suspenseful
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An ex-military cop and the ultimate loner. No family, no possessions. No commitments, no fear. Nothing--except a strong sense of justice. Which is why reacher agrees to help a female agent caught in a death trap. Why reacher must outwit and outfight a criminal army. Because once reacher finds trouble, he cannot quit. NOT ONCE. NOT EVER.
"If you haven't already discovered this terrific series, you're missing out on some of the finest storytelling, not to mention one of the most intriguing characters, this genre has to offer." --Mystery Ink
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a really good read keeps you moving along at a fast pace
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Perhaps the best Reacher book I've read yet.
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Jack Reacher is the Pursuader. An ex-military cop and the ultimate loner. No family, no possessions, no commitments, no fear. Nothing - except a strong sense of justice. Once Reacher finds trouble, he cannot quit. Not once. Not ever.
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Jack Reacher again goes to the aid of someone in trouble, this time a female agent.
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Good book. I have read most of the Jack Reacher novels, this one is just average compared to some others, but still a well above average read.
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Another excellent Reacher outing. This may be one of the best action series ever created, and this is one of the best ones.
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Excellent book!! Jack Reacher at his best.
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Great thriller - Jack Reacher the on the hunt.
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Very good book, moves fast and keeps your interest.
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Another great one with good old Jack! A bit on the disturbing side but I guess they all are!
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This is one of my favorite Reacher books.
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The Jack Reacher books are always good. I read them soon as they come out and have never been disappointed.
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A great Jack Reacher murder thriller.
Vince
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Really good, just like all of his books!
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excellent!
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Typical rip snortin' adventure story with Jack Reacher as the hero/anti-hero
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Love the whole Jack Reacher series
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Lee Child is the best thriller writer ever!
Jack Reacher to the rescue.
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Reacher, an ex military cop with a strong sense of justice and no fear, agrees to help a female agent caught in a death trap. They must outwit & outfight a criminal army.
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No one is cooler than Jack Reacher. His sense of duty compels him to save the girl.
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This book is so good, I accidentally bought it again!!
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Another great tale from Mr Child
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Another great thriller
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From the middle of the outstanding Jack Reacher series, another fine and fast entry. Vivid characters, solid plot, a new love for Reacher, all following a well-crafted and deceptive opening scene. Tons of fun, plenty of action. Lee Child strikes again! Four stars, at least. --Jim
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As always, I loved it.
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continuing story of Jack Reacher
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The Jack Reacher series is outstanding. This book is no exception.
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THIS BOOK SHOWS US JACK REACHER, THE MP. IT WAS REALLY A FAST MOVING EXCITING READ, AND I WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT REACHER'S MILITARY POLICE EXPERIENCES. VERY GOOD.
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good tale.
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Another thrilling and exciting story of Jack Reacher.

I would rate this as a 4.5