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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel (edition 2016)

by Lee Child (Author)

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Title:Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel
Authors:Lee Child (Author)
Info:Dell (2016), Edition: Mti, 624 pages
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Never Go Back by Lee Child

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Such a great, entertaining read. Found myself unable to put it down and laughing out loud!! Love Lee Child's Jack Reacher. ( )
  ppmarkgraf | May 5, 2018 |
Exciting thriller set in America. The first Jack Reacher I've read - but have seen the film! ( )
  cbinstead | Dec 7, 2017 |
Yes, all the Jack Reacher books are formulaic, but they are still fun and entertaining. The books are also easy to review since they have so much in common with each other!

Never Go Back is the 18th Jack Reacher novel. (This is not the most recent book; as of this date there are 22 primary works and 30 total works in the Jack Reacher Series.). Jack Reacher, according to the author, is 6’5” and 220-250 pounds, with a 50” chest. [You may wonder why he was played by Tom Cruise in the Jack Reacher movies. Apparently this had something to do with Tom Cruise having the money to finance the films.] In any event, Reacher served in the Army 13 years, and mustered out at age 36 with the rank of major. Now he just roams around the United States investigating suspicious situations and usually killing people - but only bad guys.

This one begins by Jack calling his old 110th Military Police unit, having found [in the previous book] that he likes the sound of the voice of Major Susan Turner, who has taken his former position as head of the department. Reacher then decides to hitch a ride from North Dakota to Virginia to meet her, only to discover that Turner has been arrested on bribery charges. To his surprise, he himself is also arrested for crimes he allegedly committed many years ago.

Jack, being Jack, fairly easily breaks out of confinement. He also secures Turner’s freedom by enlisting the aid of one of the U.S. Army’s competent and honest sergeants, who trusts Reacher because of his reputation and trusts Turner because she (the sergeant) has worked with her. Reacher and Turner set out to clear their names with the Army in hot pursuit.

Along the way Jack encounters (as he usually does) a couple of large men who challenge his manhood, much to their ultimate discomfiture. Jack actually fights them with his hands behind his back, surprising the first with a few well placed kicks and the second with a head butt. All in a day’s work.

Jack and Turner ultimately discover the slimy, high-ranking plotters behind their arrests — this is not a spoiler because Jack always gets his men — but it isn’t easy.

Evaluation: The Jack Reacher books by Lee Child tend to be easy and pleasurable books to pass the time, even if predictable.

(JAB) ( )
  nbmars | Oct 18, 2017 |
After reading and enjoying Killing Floor, I decided to skip ahead in the series and read Never Go Back, which is the basis for the upcoming Jack Reacher movie. I had to suspend my disbelief constantly in this book. I can't even blame Mr. Child - after 17 books, he must be running short on believable scenarios! Reacher is still the stoic, badass lone wolf I got to know in Killing Floor, but now it's like he's become an exaggerated version of himself, almost a caricature. Despite the many eye-roll inducing scenes, this story is still pretty entertaining in a train wrecky kind of way. In short, don't expect it to be as good as Killing Floor, but it's still a fun read if you need a Reacher fix and don’t really care if the plot makes any sense. I honestly can’t wait to see how they adapt this book to the big screen. ( )
  les121 | Aug 3, 2017 |
My second "Reacher" book. While I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one, it was still a great read. A little bit longer than I usually like (400 pages), but there wasn't in "filler" in the book. The part of the plot about what the bad guys were up to got a little confusing, but that may just me on me. ( )
  bjkelley | Jul 30, 2017 |
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Eventually they put Reacher in a car and drove him to a motel a mile away, where the night clerk gave him a room, which had all the features Reacher expected, because he had seen such rooms a thousand times before. There was a raucous through-the-wall heater, which would be too noisy to sleep with, which would save the owner money on electricity. There were low-watt bulbs in all the fixtures, likewise. There was a low-pile carpet that after cleaning would dry in hours, so the room could rent again the same day. Not that the carpet would be cleaned often. It was dark and patterned and ideal for concealing stains. As was the bedspread. No doubt the shower would be weak and strangled, and the towels thin, and the soap small, and the shampoo cheap. The furniture was made of wood, all dark and bruised, and the television set was small and old, and the curtains were gray with grime.
All as expected. Nothing he hadn’t seen a thousand times before.
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Abridged audiobooks ISBNs are: 0307749649, 1846573742, 0553545221
ISBNs for books with bonus story: 0440246326, 0812999037

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After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had. Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher's old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there? What Reacher doesn't expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: 'You're back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.' Will he be sorry he went back? Or - will someone else?
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"Never go back--but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. Never Go Back is #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child's new novel of action-charged suspense starring "one of the best thriller characters at work today" (Newsweek). Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet--in person--the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces--and makes him question who he is, what he's done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road. Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series "Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."--Entertainment Weekly "The truth about Reacher gets better and better."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times"--… (more)

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