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De bezoeker (original 2000; edition 2007)

by Lee Child

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Running Blind by Lee Child (2000)

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The worst Jack Reacher I've read to date... very little redeeming value. If this book was perfectly adapted to film the film would be superior. ( )
  Martholamew1729 | Jul 17, 2016 |
There’s a saying in retail: One bad experience can undo ten good ones. The previous Jack Reacher novel, Tripwire, was that bad experience. The final surprise was obvious and there was a lot of wasted time getting to it. It made me forget how much I enjoyed the previous two. Running Blind is back to form. A difficult problem to be solved and disreputable FBI agents both forcing cooperation and getting in the way. I saw this solution coming too but that’s okay because: A) I hit on it closer to the end, and B) the story leading to the revelation was compelling. Entertain me and I don’t care if you tip the ending on page one. ( )
  JohnWCuluris | Jul 4, 2016 |
Wanted to read this book because of Reacher’s great love, Jodie. No surprise that the open road, no suitcase, just a toothbrush win out (not really a spoiler, there are 17 more books in the series). Reacher is still brandishing his own “taking care of justice” while outsmarting the military and FBI.

Plot: female ex-military officers who have been raped and brought sexual assault allegations against their attackers are being murdered and placed in their own bathtubs filled with green paint. Guessed the murderer early on when a big clue was awkwardly inserted. ( )
  Kathy89 | Jun 5, 2016 |
Great story. Had me intrigued all the way through - couldn't put it down! ( )
  AlisonClifford | Apr 25, 2016 |
Suspenseful ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
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Running Blind (USA) is a.k.a. The Visitor in the UK and Australia.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0515143502, Mass Market Paperback)

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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