Echo Burning CD Audio CD – Feb 18 2010
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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub: 2010 Publisher: Audiobooks Jack Reacher u six foot five and dangerous.Adrift in the hellish heat of Texas.Moving like a shark in The water.Looking for a Lift through the vast empty landscape. A Cadillac stops . A ride. but with a hitch.A pretty young woman. alone.Her husband's in jail.When he comes out. he's going to kill her. Her family's hostile. she can't trust the cops. and lawyers won't help . Reacher is her last option.Will this be the first time he says no - to a lady in distress
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This was a rather slow and disappointing story.
Echo Burning is a fun and dramatic mystery that Reacher fans will enjoy.
Once again Reacher (lead character) has "unwittingly" gotten himself into a situation where he must help a damsel in distress. While the storyline is not unique the way Lee Child is able to caress it into something unpredictable and dramatic is.
The story of Echo Burning is told against the backdrop of a backwards family in a backwards town in Texas. If you buy these facts it's a pretty good mystery and once you add the action that goes along with most Lee Child novels you get a very entertaining read.
Lee Child brings an element of creativity to his stories that I don't often see in action adventure novels. Certainly his ability to construct prose is second to none in this genre. Child doesn't write fine literature he can however weave a good story and Echo Burning is that.
If you like to have your mystery novels spiced up with a bit of action adventure Echo Burning is for you. After reading this you may never complain about the heat again.
Carmen Greer had married into an old monied Texas family with a sprawling ranch outside of Pecos in oppressively hot and dusty Echo county. She had married Sloop, the eldest son, after becoming pregnant. The spousal abuse started soon after. Unfortunately due to the racism of the Greer family against "beaners" or Mexicans and the lax laws in that part of the state, Carmen's cries went unheeded.
Reacher initially refused his assistance especially after he was asked to kill Sloop Greer. His posture however softened after meeting Carmen's vivacious six year old flaxen haired daughter Ellie. Reacher posing as a ranch hand looking for work at the Greer's Red House Ranch, instantaneously sized up the situation.
Unknown to Reacher was that the family was concurrently being surveyed and stalked by two groups of three individuals with unknown motives.
As Reacher became more deeply involved in this passion play he became aware that there was a plethora of secrets and lies surrounding the inhabitants of Echo county.
Lee Child, while intriguing me with the exploits of his hero Reacher, never convinces me that Reacher was influenced enough to actually give a darn about Carmen Greer's dilemma. I however will march forward to the next novel in the series.