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Tripwire [Mass Market Paperback]

Lee Child
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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Jan. 22 2002 Jack Reacher
The New York Times bestselling author of Killing Floor and Die Trying returns with a new Jack Reacher thriller-in which a labrynthine trail of murder leads Jack straight into a trap...set by the most vicious opponent he's ever faced.

"A stylistic thriller as complex and disturbing as its hero ... [by] a writer of rare talent and uncommon intensity."-Stephen White

"Fast-Paced."--Denver Post


"Bang-On Suspense."--Houston Chronicle

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Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is lying low in Key West, digging up swimming pools by hand. He is not at all pleased when a private detective starts asking questions about him. But when the detective, Costello, turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher realizes it is time to move on.

As in Lee Child's two previous thrillers, Die Trying and Killing Floor, Reacher is soon up to his neck in lethal trouble, this time involving a vicious Wall Street manipulator, a mysterious woman (of course), and the livelihood of a whole community. Even the fate of soldiers missing in action in Vietnam is stirred into the brew.

But this is not a book by one of the new breed of U.S. thriller writers. Child prides himself on his ability, as an Englishman, to write American thrillers that are utterly convincing in milieu and toughness of action, without a trace of English sensibility. Tripwire is no exception. Every bit as lean and compulsive as its predecessors, it also builds on the freshest aspect of those books: Reacher may be a tough, epic hero, but he always remains human and vulnerable. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly

Jack Reacher, the hulking ex-soldier readers will remember from Child's first two thrillers, Die Trying and Killing Floor, can kill with his bare hands, and sports chest muscles thick enough to stop bullets. He's actually a dynamo of a character, wily in an innocent sort of way, and the anchor to one of the best new series in thriller fiction. Here, Reacher is incognito, living the life of a drifter and digging swimming pools in Key West. When a PI from New York comes looking for him, and shortly afterwards turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher flies north and discovers that the instigator of the search is Leon Garber, his former army commanding officer. But Garber has died the day before Reacher arrives. As Reacher finds out from Jodie Jacob, Garner's beautiful attorney daughter, Garber was helping an elderly couple to locate their son, who supposedly died in a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War. The military won't confirm the death, however, or even classify the soldier as missing in action. Pursuing the search together, Reacher and Jacob narrowly escape murder attempts by a pair of dark-suited thugs who work for an evil corporate loan shark named "Hook" Hobie, who has a hideously disfigured face and a metal hook for a right hand. Hobie is harboring a terrible secret linking him to the couple's vanished son, and he'll kill anyone who tries to discover his diabolical past. A showdown between the two men is inevitable, and when it happens, it's a beautAalmost as good as Child's skillfully laid surprise ending and the crisp and original dialogue throughout. Reacher is a complex, contemplative brute whose aversion to social and material entanglements entail very peculiar habits and ideas. He never cleans his clothes, preferring to buy new ones (going to a dry cleaner implies a commitment to return); and he's spellbinding whether kicking in doors or just kicking around a thought in his brain. Literary Guild featured alternate; feature film rights for Killing Floor and the character of Jack Reacher optioned by Mark Johnson/Polygram; rights to Jack Reacher series sold to 18 countries. (July)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Reacher story Sept. 21 2012
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I have been collecting Jack Reacher books for a while and found this to be one of the better ones. It has a totally different storyline, compared to most of Reacher stories. I was intrigued from the first and the more I read, the more I was drawn into the story. A must read for any Jack Reacher fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reacher returns April 18 2004
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Ex-Army M.P. major Jack Reacher is living a low key existence digging swimming pools in Key West and also working as a bouncer at a local strip club. His solitude soon gets shattered when first an elderly private investigator named Costello and then two well dressed wise guys come looking for him. When the P.I. turns up murdered in the local cemetery, Reacher follows his trail to New York City.
After finding the location of the dead Costello's office and going through his files, Reacher determines that he was doing an investigation for one Leon Garber. General Leon Garber was Reacher's mentor in the military. He travels to Garber's residence in suburban New York to find the general's wake in progress. Greeted by Garber's attractive daughter Jodie, Reacher unfortunately learns that the general has just passed away. Jodie Garber, a successful lawyer, 15 years ago had a school girl crush on the strapping 24 year old Reacher.
Concurrent with Reacher's exploits another plot is playing out. The two punks looking for Reacher in Key West are part of the crew of "Hook" Hobie. Hobie is an unscrupulous, sadistic fire scarred usurer loaning money in instances deemed too risky for banks. Hobie's severed arm was replaced in part by a highly polished and sharp hook prosthesis. His high rates of interest were guaranteed by acts of violence including torture, maiming and killing. Hobie was presently involved in a bridge loan of 1.1 million dollars to Chester Stone owner of a failing optical company. Hobie was scheming to turn this into the stealing of the assets of the company and Stone himself to the tune of 17 million.
Jodie and Reacher team up when he learns that Costello worked for the law firm in which Jodie was employed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor April 25 2014
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Author takes forever to reach a resolution. There is no closure and characters are not fully developed. The author must get paid by the word for all the redundant descriptions used.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gripping page turner Feb. 11 2014
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I like jack. Child writes a book I can't put down. Wonderful plot twists. Never feels contrived. And the women are amazing. Beautiful and bright with lots of character
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4.0 out of 5 stars tripwire review Jan. 25 2014
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as usual lee did a fine job with this story or novel.reacher is as huge as his character or should i say lee!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great series Jan. 15 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars reacher Jan. 2 2014
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excellent reading. once jack gets into your head there is no turning back, you only want more of him. just one more book, he becomes somewhat of an addiction. reading that is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book Dec 13 2013
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I started reading this book although I never read any Lee Child book before and I was surprised to see myself getting so interested in this story living a suspense to know the end , I was reading the story in such a great joy each time finding a new mystery to solve, Iam now looking forward to read more books of this author, what a great imagination and great details in putting his story as one in real life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazingly tight and riveting
Lee child never disappoints & neither does Reacher. Yes, it's just Reacher and this one will trigger your complete engagement with the next Reacher novel.
Published 8 months ago by drval
3.0 out of 5 stars Great read but ....
This fast paced and well written novel was my introduction to Jack Reacher series. I would have liked to give it 5 stars but the scenes of psychological torture/degradation are... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Pio
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book in this series
Excellent story and plot with page turning action. Could be a good movie. Glad there are over a dozen more in the series.
Published 9 months ago by Ian Sutcliffe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reacher Read
Another easy read! Great twist and turning plot with an interesting conclusion. We know that Reacher can take care of himself in any situation but how about in love and becoming... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bertview
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted!!
I love the way Lee Child keeps me us guessing...
Just enough information for us to formulate a couple of theories but not to much as to show us all his cards.
Published 11 months ago by nuno c de salles
2.0 out of 5 stars not Lee's best work
Seemed a switch in Jack's persona, almost like he became lovelorn and lost any reasonable thinking, I'm not impressed by this week kneed Reacher. Bring back the tough guy.
Published 12 months ago by gclarke
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting and engaging page turner!
Lee Child gets better and better. I liked the last 2 books and this one is even better. Better characters and better writing - now to start number 4!
Published 14 months ago by Joe Acker
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