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Nothing to Lose by Lee Child

Nothing to Lose (2008)

by Lee Child

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I'm glad this wasn't my first Jack Reacher book as it would have put me off the rest. I just didn't like it much. It was Meh. Too much driving around, too many plots that didn't make much sense - too long.
Don't start here for Jack Reacher. ( )
  infjsarah | Apr 5, 2014 |
So, I actually liked this book. It broke the formula, so even though it wasn't the most exciting book of the series it entertained me more than the last couple have. I'm not quite sure why there are so many negative reviews.
In this one, Reacher isn't doing any particular job. He's basically just being an obstinate asshole and lands himself in trouble. Things progress from there. I enjoyed it. ( )
  perkybookworm | Sep 21, 2013 |
Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child’s electrifying new novel, Reacher—a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose—goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead. It wasnĂ‚Â’t the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see . . . where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later . . . where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops—the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded—waits and watches . . . where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return.Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair—against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him—and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war thatĂ‚Â’s killing Americans by the thousand.Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Very enjoyable. Hope to get caught up on all this series soon. Love jack more and more. ( )
  Virginia51 | Sep 1, 2013 |
what the hell. started good enough. less than halfway through, i just didn't care. flipped to the end, still didn't care. didn't finish. ( )
  bookscentlover | Jul 5, 2013 |
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Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. They’re picking on the wrong guy.

Reacher is a hard man. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity. What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide?

With just one ally—a mysterious woman cop from Hope—and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edge—a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?

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When he arrives in the small town of Despair, Colorado, Jack Reacher finds himself taking on an entire town as he searches for the truths behind its sinister connection to a brutal war that is killing Americans many miles away.

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