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Running blind by Lee Child

Running blind (original 2000; 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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Great story. Had me intrigued all the way through - couldn't put it down! ( )
  AlisonClifford | Apr 25, 2016 |
Suspenseful ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
The Visitor Lee Child

Number 4 in the Jack Reacher series of books, while out for a meal in New York Jack witnesses the harassment of restaurant owner by gang wanting protection money, when they return later with baseball bats Jack deals with them in his own inimitable way claiming the turf for his non existent gang.

This act is witnessed by the FBI who have been following him on a seperate matter Jacks troubles are just beginning.

Someone has been killing ex army women who have raised sexual harassment cases and the FBI have decided that Jack is just the sort of man who matches their profile a vigilante with his own sense of justice.

Soon Jack is free from suspicion but under the thumb of the FBI working hard to solve the case before the next woman is killed.

A complicated story with various red herrings and lots of beatings for the bad guys, will Jack come out of this ok and what will happen to his budding relationship with Jodie.

I really enjoyed the story in this one it kept me guessing right up until the last moment. ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
FANTASTIC Lee Child never fails to deliver a page turning Jack Reacher Adventure and I loved the twit at the end.

Would recommend Lee Childs books to absolutely anyone! I even ot my Grandma to read one and now she is hooked! ( )
  Rachel_Sanders | Jan 4, 2016 |
Jack Reacher is a loner, fair minded and a former military police investigator that generally plays by his own rules. When the FBI coerce him into helping them find a serial killer who is targeting women who used to be in the Army, Jack reluctantly goes along. He uses his smarts, sarcasm and a few favors to figure out what's going on.

The story was far-fetched but was easy to read, fast paced, entertaining and contained a few surprises along the way. ( )
  gaylebutz | Nov 10, 2015 |
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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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