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Don't Know Jack (The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Series: The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series (Book 1)

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"Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her."

Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers
 
"[A] welcome surprise....[W]orks from the first page to 'The End'."
Larry King
 
"Swift pacing and ongoing suspense are always present...[L]ikable protagonist who uses her political connections for a good cause...Readers should eagerly anticipate the next [book]."
Top Pick, Romantic Times
 
"...offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plot, and loads of Florida atmosphere. Recommended."
Library Journal
 
"[A] fast-paced legal thriller...energetic prose...an appealing heroine...clever and capable supporting cast...[that will] keep readers waiting for the next [book]."
Publishers Weekly
 
"Expertise shines on every page."
Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President

About the Author

New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Diane Capri's work is "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too," says #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child.

Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning MWA Past President and Grand Master, says: "Expertise shines on every page."

And Library Journal raves: "....offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plots, and loads of atmosphere. Recommended."

Diane Capri is Licensed to Thrill, and thrill she does. Diane's Hunt for Jack Reacher series began with Don't Know Jack and keep on thrilling readers around the world. All of Diane's books have thrilled readers and garnered #1Bestseller spots on Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists. Diane's Bestselling Justice Series are wold-wide reader favorites and garnered the coveted "Top Pick" from Romantic Times Magazine as well. 

Diane is the past Executive Vice President of International Thriller Writers, past member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and active in Sisters in Crime and other writing organizations. She comes to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

Diane says she writes mystery, thriller and suspense for the same reason she reads: for fun, excitement, to find out what happens, why people do what they do, and how to bring justice to an unjust world. Her books are translated in twenty territories. Diane loves to hear from readers. Contact her at dianecapri.com/contact/ to receive notice of new releases, subscribe to Diane's blog, or simply connect with her.

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  • File Size: 1331 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: August Books (January 26, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 26, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072JJTIG
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New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Diane Capri's work is "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too," says #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child.

Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning MWA Past President and Grand Master, says: "Expertise shines on every page."

And Library Journal raves: "....offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plots, and loads of atmosphere. Recommended."

Diane Capri is Licensed to Thrill, and thrill she does. Diane's Hunt for Jack Reacher series began with Don't Know Jack and continues thrilling readers around the world. All of Diane's books have garnered #1Bestseller spots on Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists. Diane's Bestselling Hunt for Justice Series are world-wide reader favorites and garnered the coveted "Top Pick" from Romantic Times Magazine as well.

Diane is the past Executive Vice President of International Thriller Writers, past member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and active in Sisters in Crime and other writing organizations. She comes to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

Diane says she writes mystery, thriller and suspense for the same reason she reads: for fun, excitement, to find out what happens, why people do what they do, and how to bring justice to an unjust world. Her books are translated in twenty territories. Diane loves to hear from readers. Contact her at http://dianecapri.com/contact/ to receive notice of new releases, subscribe to Diane's blog, or simply connect with her.

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711 of 763 people found the following review helpful By Reacher Creature on February 21, 2012
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First, I want to say that I'm a HUGE Reacher fan. Heck, just check out my screen name, that should say it all. When I found out about this book, and it will be a series, I was all over it. I couldn't wait to start it. I'm sorry I did.

The plot: Two FBI agents, Kim Otto and Carlos Gasper, are assigned to find Jack Reacher, for a special job with the FBI. When the two agents go to Margrave, they're soon involved in helping Roscoe (from Killing Floor) solve the murders, and in return, the two agents want to know everything there is to know about Jack Reacher, and where he might be. That's all I want to say about the plot.

There are so many things wrong with this, where do I start? Let's start with the characters. Kim and Carlos, the two FBI agents. These two are the dumbest FBI agents that I've ever read about or saw on tv/movie. Both of them are idiots. Kim thinks that Reacher is a "bastard", "Killer" and a "psycho". She has pretty much based this on nothing. She can't find him in any FBI files (which I find laughable.) I know Reacher is "under the radar", but the FBI has nothing on him? He's even helped them in the past, but yet, the FBI has zero on him. Nothing? Nada? I just find that hard to believe. Kim also felt that Roscoe is "unbalanced" and also a dirty cop. The same with Finlay, she think's he's a dirty cop too. What a complete tool she is. She also has some negative thought on her partner as well. She's a joke. I also found it annoying how the two FBI agents are goofing on each others racial background. Really? That's how this author wanted to portray her FBI agents? That was dumb, and it brought the "plot" (and I use this term loosely.) down. Kim also spent a long time having an internal dialogue to herself about the coffee in Margrave.
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195 of 216 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 29, 2012
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Lousy attempt to capitalize on the Reacher character, The plot is non-sensical. The main characters are idiots with little or no proper development. The story is all over the place and the resolution is a head-scratcher. I want my money AND my time back.
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275 of 310 people found the following review helpful By Marcia Proba on February 17, 2012
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There are many examples of books based on another author's world or that use another author's well-known character as part of the back story. Courtesy would suggest that the original author should be asked for permission and offered the opportunity to review the book prior to publication to protect the integrity of their own stories and hard-earned reputation. There is no indication that Diane Capri extended this courtesy to Lee Child, and I came away suspecting that the title and foundation for this book were no more than a cynical ploy to trick Lee Child fans into thinking that this book was in some way related to the Jack Reacher series. Other than providing an excuse to start the characters on their quest, and getting dropped in occasionally in reference to the old crime that has given rise to the current ones, the Reacher reference is completely irrelevant to the story.

That said, most of the book is well-plotted, once you accept the assumption that senior FBI personnel would deliberately mislead and withhold information from agents while sending them scurrying around the country (and beyond) on a personal whim, impossible timetables and taxpayers' money. The dialogue between the characters is tight and amusing, if sometimes too self-consciously witty. The main characters themselves are appealing, despite some quirks that seem to be there because the author has been taught that characters should have imperfections to make them more human. Why she picked the particular flaws (Otto's fear of flying, Gaspar's hidden injuries) is never explained. There are some events that gnaw at the reader's sense of logic, but broadly, the story is fast-paced and flows well to provide a pleasant escapism.
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83 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Christopher D. Fox on July 23, 2012
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If you are looking for a Reacher novel, this is not it. The author seems to put Jack Reacher...a Lee Child character into it just to boost sales. Jack Reacher is not ever seen or heard from in the book.

Nebulous top people at the FBI seem to send two agents out "under the radar" with no help and they run here and there supposedly looking for Reacher. They encounter murders and the left overs of a counterfeiting ring.

The characters were poorly developed. I cannot believe it gets some good reviews.
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72 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Steve in Mass on March 10, 2012
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Like the others I was hopeful that this book would be interesting during the lull between real Reacher books. Very disappointing. As another reviewer stated, you could almost insert any person's name in here. The FBI agents were not shown in the best light. The over-reaction of teh local sheriff was disappointing and the key characters who knew Reacher could have simply explained his role and what he did in Margrave and then the Reacher references would be useless because the dead people in the book died because of their guilt and involvement in the illegal activities in MArgrave.

Pretty silly when all the readers know this. Aside from that, the somewhat interesting book still had potential but it became silly with the way the plot was progressed from the mid-point to the end.

Poorly done, I will not read another and boo to Lee Child for recommending this rubbish.
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