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  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; Reprint edition (April 30 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515133310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515133318
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 11.3 x 17.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #682,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Baker on June 15 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Lee Child started out with some pretty fine novels in his series featuring the ex-military cop, now drifter Jack Reacher. Reacher seems to have a penchant for landing in some rather outlandish and bizarre situations. Unfortunately, Child lost his touch in this one. ECHO BURNING is a slow, drawn out, and rather boring novel. While RUNNING BLIND, his last novel, was a terribly unbelievable and contrived plot - at least there was plenty of swift, moving action that kept the pages turning. Here we get long, unnecessarily detailed descriptions of Reacher sleeping, Reacher driving in a car, the melodrama of a six year old trying to figure out how to open a locked door. This reader kept saying "let's get on with it already!!"
This was a rather slow and disappointing story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grady Fort on May 15 2002
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This book has it all for the PC fan: redneck "gringas" that hunt mexican "wetbacks" like dogs; a beautiful lesbian lawyer who helps the oppressed poor - she's from New York City of course, and works for free to "give back"; the latino heroine whose family owns 1000 acres in Napa Valley but is tragically married to a West Texas rancher/oil man who beats her constantly; his matriarchal mother who still wears jeans and fringed blouses fit for a 20 year old and lacquers her hair into a beehive; poor Mexican immigrants living as row croppers that quote Balzac; gum popping white waitresses who won't talk to their "beaner" mexican customers; and of course a hero who was mysteriously discharged from the Army after being somehow psychologically ruined by the military. The local sheriff is a fat drunken anglo, but law enforcement is saved by the sharp looking, well built hispanic ranger. And all this is just the tip of the sterotypical iceberg. After a few chapters the read is funny just to see what kind of a world view is held by this New York City writer. Seriously flawed book by someone who obviously hasn't researched his material.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Pink TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 16 2009
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This is my first Reacher and to be honest, it was a tough slog through this rambling story. The story never really built and seemed to go along at a snail's pace for me. I realize there are a whole series of Reacher novels, but there was no real character development in this book and no incentive for the reader to try and figure out the storyline - puzzling it out for ourselves that is. I'll probably try another of Child's novels because he seems recommended by a lot of people. But I prefer more thrilling thriller novels - Iles, Lincoln Child, Rollins and others.
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By Vs on March 8 2014
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A quick read. Fast paced with twists and turns. Reacher comes through again. One of my favourite Lee Child's so far!
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By James Cain on Jan. 30 2014
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on a scale of 1 to 10 -8.2. A lot of twists and interesting action.the usual Lee Child! Very good read!!
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I've read all of his novels & anxiously awaiting his next one The whole Jack Reacher series is great, I'd recommend them all. The only problem is the movie. Jack Reacher is 6' 5" 230 lbs. Tom Cruise is 5' & maybe 150 lbs, Jack Reacher should be Dwayne Johnson instead,
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By SFM Kindle on Jan. 2 2014
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it is quite surprising the situation he gets involved in. i want someone like him on my side in any situation. his logic is refreshing.
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By Leonard Choptiany on Nov. 25 2013
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Good plotting, lots of atmosphere. Ending slips into unconvincing semi mystic seeing by Reacher but the first ninety percent makes up for it.
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