A Jack Reacher novel
By Lee Child
way to a concert Jack Reacher spots Quinn, a former intelligence
officer he thought he had killed 10 years ago.
he tries to gain information about Quinn, his source informs the
to get close to Quinn, Reacher becomes involved in an off-the-book
investigation of Zachary Beck, whom they suspect is a kingpin in
the drug traffic. The Feds also have to rescue an agent who was
sent to investigate Beck and who is now missing.
set up a fake kidnapping of Beck's son, Richard. When Reacher "rescues"
Richard, he gains access to Beck's isolated estate on the Maine
coast as Richard's savior and now bodyguard. He must find the missing
agent and also find the connection between Beck and Quinn.
action begins in chapter one and accelerates at a breakneck speed,
right to the last page.
plot is superbly written with many twists. There are scenes of violence
and brutality which are not for the faint-hearted reader.
Jack Reader is an intrepid, indestructible
hero with a strong moral sense. His exploits are phenomenal. His
two swims in the ocean around the Beck estate are graphic in description
and leave the reader struggling with him. No other hero, unless
it is perhaps Cussler's Dirk Pitt, could have survived to achieve
Child has written powerful and suspenseful books, and he improves
with each one.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Hard Way #10
Luck and Trouble #11
to Lose #12
Dying For #15
Go Back #18