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If Without Fail lacks the emotional urgency of Lee Child's previous novel, Echo Burning, it still barely lets the reader catch a decent breath between plot crests. Jack and his fetching yet formidable colleague, Frances Neagley, must figure out how warning letters to Armstrong are being delivered into the Secret Service sanctum, whether the senator is at risk because of something political or personal, and who staged the demonstration murders of two innocent men also named Armstrong, first initial B. Unfortunately, a few twists (including the source of a thumbprint applied to the threats against Armstrong) can be figured out in advance, and the story is light on character development. A tiny breach in Reacher's reclusive carapace opens as Froelich transfers the love she once felt for his brother toward him, and there are suggestions that Neagley may have depths of feeling just waiting to be plumbed. However, other players are mere ciphers--the sacrificial victims of an action-oriented yarn. --J. Kingston Pierce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I've read most of the Jack Reacher novels I found some of them very enjoyable (the Killing Floor and One Shot were probably my favourites), but felt that the sparkle had gone out... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Trashy novel reader
This is the third Lee Child book that I have read and, I believe, the best yet. Excellent plot, very well written, and plenty of action. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ed
It is fun and get to where you expect from this book. It is not his best episode though. Yet, you would enjoy it.Published 1 day ago by Macca
Jack never fails to entertain in how he brings justice to those deserving of it.
I am never disappointed by Lee Child.
Reacher is nationwide in this one. Good story and well-played out.Published 2 days ago by Roger Dines