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Running blind by Lee Child

Running blind (edition 2000)

by Lee Child

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Title:Running blind
Authors:Lee Child (Author)
Info:New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2000. eBook.
Collections:Your library, eBooks
Tags:20th century, action, adventure, blackmail, crime, death, detective, ebook, FBI, fiction, lawyer, love, military, murder, mystery, New York City, novel, private investigator, published 2000, Quantico, serial killer, series, suspense, thriller, UK author, USA, Virginia

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Running Blind = The Visitor by Lee Child

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BRILLIANT!.. Deducted One Star Because The Ending, was; "Drawn-Out",a "Little" BUT - Lee Child, DELIVERS, Again... Read - AS The, Fourth Jack Reacher Book.. FANTASTIC!.. Super!.. ( )
  TimNewey | Jan 29, 2015 |
The worst of the Jack Reacher books so far. It's still a good read, but the plot has some deep flaws. ( )
  dougcornelius | Jan 6, 2015 |
I really liked this book. It was more of a mystery than a thriller. Ex-military women are being murdered in a bizarre fashion and no one can find the cause of death or how it is committed. Reacher is arm twisted into helping the FBI.

I liked the way Lee Child gives the thought processes of both the murderer and Reacher. You really feel a part of the action, lots of twists and red herrings. A satisfying read ( )
  Lynxear | Oct 25, 2014 |
good story ( )
  afarrington | Sep 1, 2014 |
Substance: Fast-moving mystery, imaginative murderer, reasonably satisfactory conclusion. Either you like Jack Reacher or you don't. One obligatory sex scene that even the author didn't care much about. FBI agents were more irrational than one would expect, to fit the plot, but their ruthlessness is probably accurate.
Style: Guy-stuff, way too much minute-by-minute detail, like a tv script transcribed.
Four hours, read straight through, because if I put these things down I forget what's going on. ( )
  librisissimo | Aug 28, 2014 |
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Jack Reacher is back, dragged into what looks like a series of grisly serial murders by a team of FBI profilers who aren't totally sure he's not the killer they're looking for, but believe that even if he isn't, he's smart enough to help them find the real killer. And what they've got on the ex-MP, who's starred in three previous Lee Child thrillers (Tripwire, Die Trying, Killing Floor), is enough to ensure his grudging cooperation: phony charges stemming from Reacher's inadvertent involvement in a protection shakedown and the threat of harm to the woman he loves.

The killer's victims have only one thing in common--all of them brought sexual harassment charges against their military superiors and all resigned from the army after winning their cases. The manner, if not the cause, of their deaths is gruesomely the same: they died in their own bathtubs, covered in gallons of camouflage paint, but they didn't drown and they weren't shot, strangled, poisoned, or attacked. Even the FBI forensic specialists can't figure out why they seem to have gone willingly to their mysterious deaths. Reacher isn't sure whether the killings are an elaborate cover-up for corruption involving stolen military hardware or the work of a maniac who's smart enough to leave absolutely no clues behind. This compelling, iconic antihero dead-ends in a lot of alleys before he finally figures it out, but every one is worth exploring and the suspense doesn't let up for a second. The ending will come as a complete surprise to even the most careful reader, and as Reacher strides off into the sunset, you'll wonder what's in store for him in his next adventure. --Jane Adams

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Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook have a lot in common. High-flying army career women, both are victims of sexual harassment from their superiors; both are forced to resign from the service. And now they're both dead. Their unmarked bodies are discovered in their own homes, naked, in baths filled with army-issue camouflage paint. Expert FBI psychological profilers start to hunt for a serial murderer, a smart guy with a score to settle, a loner, an army man, a ruthless vigilante known to them both. Jack Reacher, a former US military cop, is a smart guy, a loner and a drifter, as tough as they come. He knew both victims. For Agent-in-Charge Nelson Blake and his team he's the perfect match. They're sure only Reacher has the answers to their burning questions: how did these women die? And why?… (more)

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