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At the start of bestseller Child's solid 12th Jack Reacher novel (after Bad Luck and Trouble), the ex-military policeman hitchhikes into Colorado, where he finds himself crossing the metaphorical and physical line that divides the small towns of Hope and Despair. Despair lives up to its name; all Reacher wants is a cup of coffee, but what he gets is attacked by four thugs and thrown in jail on a vagrancy charge. After he's kicked out of town, Reacher reacts in his usual manner—he goes back and whips everybody's butt and busts up the town's police force. In the process, he discovers, with the help of a good-looking lady cop from Hope, that a nearby metal processing plant is part of a plan that involves the war in Iraq and an apocalyptic sect bent on ushering in the end-time. With his powerful sense of justice, dogged determination and the physical and mental skills to overcome what to most would be overwhelming odds, Jack Reacher makes an irresistible modern knight-errant. (June)
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“As I was reading this latest book, I was trying to understand why I like the Reacher series so much….The Jack Reacher books are all revenge fantasies. By the time the reader encounters the first fight, the reader is already mad…. Reacher doesn't go looking for trouble, but trouble usually finds him.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Explosive and nearly impossible to put down.”—People
“Do yourself a favor and get hooked on this series.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Colossal. Earthshaking. Stupendous…Jack Reacher is one of the most enduring action heroes on the American landscape.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times“
Another tightly constructed, well executed story continuing the saga of Jack Reacher. If you this character you won't want to miss this one.Published 11 months ago by drval
I found that this book dragged on and on. Not the author's best effort. I would cCheck out Michael Connelly instead.Published 13 months ago by Sloan Ranger
former MP Jack Reacher is walking from Maine to San Diego when he gets kicked out of Despair, Colorado. Read morePublished 16 months ago by ellison
Not a very engaging story. A bit far fetched!
Still love his writing and Reacher is the best!
This is the second time I have read this book so I must of liked it.
Excellent! Couldn't put it down. One of the child's best written books, full of suspense and a real page turner,Published 17 months ago by Still laughing
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. Read morePublished 22 months ago by aslakeview
I thought this was the worst book I have ever read of the Jack Reacher series. If I hadn't bought all the Series, this would have been my last one.Published 23 months ago by Barry F. Bennett