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If you liked Jack Reacher...who else?

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Initial post: Jun 27, 2010 11:17:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2010 11:19:09 AM PDT
Glenn Sanada says:
I have read the entire series in just the last 6 months (Kindle Rocks!!), and I have not found other books/series that has the right combination of good writing, a strong hero that is smarter, stronger, quicker than the bad guys. Earl and Bob Swagger (Stephen Hunter) comes close, so does Joe Pike and Elvis Cole (Robert Crais) and possibly Jason Bourne. The problem is Swagger is getting old (age), Pike and Cole encounter bad guys that don't receive pay-back till the very end, and Bourne is slowly becoming less interestring under Lustbater. I love Child's opening scenes and his crisp detaild writing, and I love these quick read action books that are better than any current movie release. Any reccomendations from Reacher fans...????

Posted on Jun 28, 2010 7:17:11 PM PDT
I remembered seeing this for Vanished by Joseph Finder.

"If Jack Reacher met Nick Heller in a dark alley, my money's on Reacher. But it would be ugly. Or would it? Actually, I think they'd go for a beer together and set the world to rights - because Joseph Finder has given me a terrific new hero to root for. This is an action-packed, full-throttle, buy-it-today-read-it-tonight series that you definitely shouldn't miss."
-Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2010 8:48:31 PM PDT
Glenn Sanada says:
Thanks, I have enjoyed many of Finders other novels so I will check out Nick Heller. October for the new Reacher novel...can't wait.

Posted on Jul 5, 2010 4:29:22 PM PDT
There's onlyl one I remember. That's definitely Reacher.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2010 9:39:15 AM PDT
K. Wiley says:
Try the Vince Flynn novels with his character Mitch Rapp

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2010 10:00:39 AM PDT
GD Kennedy says:
Try Nelson DeMille and his John Corey character. Start with Plum Island.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2010 9:58:26 AM PDT
I love the Reqacher series and the others you mention. I have found Daniel Silva to be marvelous as well as Ignatious, Lehane, Gross, Parker(RIP) as the best of the dialogue mavens. I'll have a book out in a few weeks, Cooch, that follows in these lanes.
Robert Cook, author of Cooch

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 1:53:04 PM PDT
Brad Thor and his Navy Seal, Harvath

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2010 12:06:22 PM PDT
B. C. Shorts says:
I think Mitch Rapp comes close to Reacher although slightly less believable plot lines

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2010 2:27:49 AM PDT
Sassafras says:
Andrew Grant's David Trevellyan.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 9:30:45 AM PDT
Kate Faulk says:
My two favorite authors right now are Lee Child and Michael Connelly. I can't wait for each of them to release new books!

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 7:49:21 PM PDT
Slapsy says:
Andrew Vachss, The Burke series.

Posted on Aug 12, 2010 7:07:30 AM PDT
Fishboy says:
Try David Baldacci, the Camel Club Series or WEB Griffin the Presidential Agent Novel Series. Listened to most of them in the car during commute

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2010 4:51:32 PM PDT
L. Bard says:
I read all of the Reacher novels also, and I enjoyed reading the trilogy "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo", "the girl who played with fire" and "the girl who kicked the hornets nest"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2010 9:56:08 PM PDT
C. Walters says:
If you don't mind some dated material, the great John D. MacDonald's character, Travis McGee, is a similarly strong, smart, quick, tough character. He is also independent, living in the Florida Keys on a houseboat he won in a poker game, taking "salvage" jobs when he needs the money. He's not quite as physically over-sized as Reacher, but he is big and tough and very skilled at self-defense. He makes up for any size difference with his womanizing, and the chauvinism of a bygone era. If you like the character, there is a wealth of material! I don't know how many Travis McGee novels there are, but there are plenty.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 10:43:22 AM PDT
Rob Roy says:
Just got started on Randy Wayne White novels---his character, Doc Ford, in the earlier books, is a retired (though 30ish) undercover operative, not CIA or FBI, but some extremely violent and deep cover type of government agency, now living in an old fish shack on Sanibel Island and running a biological supply business. Slowly he gets sucked back into wet work, and loves and loses lots of interesting women. Not Reacher, but then, who is? You might like Doc, though; his lifestyle and sidekicks are pretty cool and the author's descriptions of fast boats planing over dark waters under midnight skies are excellent. Try to start at the beginning, with Sanibel Flats---the first chapter reels you right in.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2010 12:36:18 PM PDT
Bob Bressler says:
I just read Cooch (by Robert Cook) mentioned above. I think it might fit well with what you are looking for - a very intelligent hero, lots of action and believable scenarios. I appears to be the beginning of a series (at least I hope it is!) and develops several interesting characters.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 6:49:11 AM PDT
readermaven says:
Try Micah Dalton he is created by David Stone, I also like Jesse stone series by Parker.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2010 6:52:54 PM PDT
A series I really like before I got in the Reacher novels, was by Stephen Hunter. The main character is Bob Lee Swagger, different than Reacher, but they "are cut from the same cloth". It is a long series, that goes thru the 3 generations of Swaggers. Point of Impact is the 1st book in the series, "The Shooter" was based on it.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010 2:15:07 PM PDT
Andy McNAb's Nick Stone series is fantastic. Not as fast moving but completely realistic. He really lets you get into his characters head.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2010 5:44:28 AM PDT
Mitch Rapp, the hero in Vince Flynn books is another Reacher

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2010 8:31:47 AM PDT
Rob Roy says:
Just read my first Mitch Rapp thriller, and it was pretty good---I'll read more in the series, but he's no Reacher. Mitch has waaayyy too much backup. The fascinating thing about Reacher is that he does so much on his own, and even when he does have some backup, it's kind of iffy, it seems.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2010 11:10:06 AM PDT
Ken Brown says:
Try the John Sandford series.

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 7:20:53 PM PDT
K. Zimmerman says:
Ditto on the suggestions for Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, Brad Thor, Michael Connelly and John Sandford. LOVE them all. Flynn, Silva & Thor are more politcal/spy and Connelly and Sandford are more cop/crime novels. If I had to pick only one, it would be Connelly though. The first book "Black Echo" is a slow start, but the series just gets better and better. All have a main character that continues through a large well established collection of novels, so you can read a lot without waiting a year for a new book. I recently finished the Alex Kava "Maggie O'Dell" series and enjoyed that. I also recommend the as the Tess Gerritson "Rizzoli and Isles" series -BUT avoid the TV series because it is really bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2010 7:26:32 PM PDT
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