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Reacher's sympathetic, but he's not crazy. Nonetheless, he allows himself to be drawn into beautiful Carmen Greer's orbit, which ought to teach a guy not to hitchhike. Agreeing to protect her from the husband who's about to be released from jail and, according to Carmen, who's about to pay her back for tipping off the authorities to the tax fraud that landed him in prison, Reacher moves into the bunkhouse of the Echo, Texas, ranch that's owned by the bigoted, bitter, but powerful Greer family, which despises Carmen because she's Mexican and tolerates her only because she's Sloop Greer's wife and the mother of his child. The expected bloodshed ensues, but it's Sloop, not Carmen, who ends up with a bullet in his head. Reacher's convinced that Carmen acted in self-defense, even after other evidence comes to light that suggests there's more--and less--to her unhappy tale than even her own lawyer believes. This is the best Jack Reacher yet, smart, stylish, and convincing. If it's your first encounter with Child's work, be sure to check out his backlist--Running Blind, Tripwire, etc. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Not my favorite of the 5 so far. But it was entertaining and Child's description of Reacher's surroundings, the town history and its people were very detailed. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nutn2lose
Can't get enough of Lee Child. Wonderfully written and hard to put down. I'll definitely be getting the next Jack Reacher novel.Published 1 day ago by Kevin Clemons
Very good, I will read more of his works. I enjoyed the plot . I only noticed one discrepancy to the best of my knowledge you can't fire a super auto 38 out of a revolver because... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Michael Zinkan
Great book. Lee has his cliches like women asking him "you just killed a man ! Are you ok?" But the story is pretty well paced and more credible bad guys.Published 2 days ago by Spencer B. Clark
This one dragged on a great deal and was somewhat predictable. The only real action is in about a third of the way in a bar fight scene, and then at the end for the grand finale. Read morePublished 4 days ago by W. E. Beck
well written book. A little slow at the start and the plot develops interestingly albeit slowly. Character's are well developed.
All in all a good read.